New Year's Eve Run Down

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe it's already seems weird to even type it! We had a great New Year's Eve party at our house with a few friends.

 First, let's begin with the New Year's decor.

I made red velvet cake balls...they were a huge hit! I also found some cute snowflake shaped pretzels dipped in white chocolate. The three cake stands were a Christmas gift from my them!

And now the food! I made these bacon-wrapped sausages and they were amazing! They were gone so fast. I also made BBQ meatballs, spinach artichoke dip, and queso. Oh and we had veggies and dip too.

Our friends Mo and Ali came over early to help us set up. For some reason the boys thought it was hilarious that I helped Ali paint her nails. I had to have her pose like I was painting my own of course the husband had to document the process.

For dessert I also made this yummy chocolate chip cheese ball. It sounds gross but is really good. It's basically cream cheese, powdered sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips. So easy and so good.

After some snacks and a few drinks we played our new favorite game, Pit. Basically you trade cards with other players until you have 9 of the same commodity. The commodities are things like wheat, flax, corn, barley etc. Everyone tries to trade at once, kind of like a stock market, so it's just mass chaos! It was so fun and hilarious to see people really getting into it.

Unfortunately that is the only picture I got of our group. Picture fail.

Ali and I managed to get a photo together after 1:00 a.m. Not the best idea. Please remind me next time that we need to take photos as soon as people arrive.

I hope you had a great new year. I can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

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9 Responses to “New Year's Eve Run Down”

  1. Pit sounds like Settlers of Katan -- it's similar and super fun.

    All your food looks amazing! I love the snowflake pretzels and your cake balls are gorgeous!!

  2. awe! looks amazing. . . i LOVE the table :)

  3. Looks like you had such a fun New Years!! I love all of your decorations and the food looks delicious! I've never heard of that game but it sounds like fun!

  4. Your table looked gorgeous. I love the pine branches in the mason jars - so creative!

    And that chocolate chip cheeseball - holy yum!!! I have to try that.

  5. Your table looks so pretty and the food delicious. You are such a good hostess and it sounds like a great party. I think your friends (and probably your readers, too) are too young to be familiar with Pit......we sure played it a lot back in the seventies!!!

  6. What a fun party!! I love all your food and decorations, great job!!

  7. Looks like fun and great food!!! Red velvet cake balls and the chocolate chip cheese ball looks amazing

  8. It looks like you had a wonderful NYE!! All the food looks delicious!! Happy 2011! :)

  9. I like your new year's eve table decor. Cute.


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