Many years ago Mr. B and I hosted a New Year’s Eve Champagne Party. It was one of the best parties we had. French bubbly and appetizers (including caviar) were served all night long and into the wee hours of the morning…it was great! This year, however, I am looking forward to a very low key, intimate celebration. I get cheated out of buying a new outfit and shoes but I guess the trade-off is the fact that I get to ring in the New Year in the comfort of my own home with the one person that means the most to me. That’s definitely better than any party dress…

If you don’t have plans yet for New Year’s Eve but feel like having a few friends over, try hosting your own champagne party. Trust me, pulling this together is easier than you think. Purchase individual serving size champagne bottles, which are readily available at most beverage shops. What’s nice about the miniature bottles is that there is no need to worry about buying champagne glasses or washing them once the party is over. Plus your guests will love the novelty. Just don’t forget to buy some cute straws to accompany each bottle.

Artfully arrange your miniature champagne bottles on a tray and you instantly create a festive vignette without a lot of fuss. Add in a few of your favorite appetizers and you have yourself a party. Cheers!

Come quickly, I am tasting the stars.  — Dom Perignon (at the moment he discovered champagne.)

Serving up Italian Prosecco is a good alternative to French Champagne.

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