With just one more day left of 2020, we are gearing up for another holiday celebration at home.  It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without something delicious to sip on as at long last, we ring in 2021.  Here are some of our favorites that will make the night feel special, even as we sit on the couch in our PJ’s.

Champagne & Wine Pairings

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Nothing feels more celebratory than sparkling wine.  We love starting with a cheese board and champagne as we finish preparing a meal, or as part of a cocktail party spread.  Sparkling wine is very specific to each person, so we recommend having a couple on hand to choose from.  For recommendations on cheese and wine pairings, take a look at this blog we did for date nights at home.

Festive Cocktails

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Photo from Half Baked Harvest

We’re hanging onto the holidays as long as possible this year, and enjoying one last festive cocktail  from Half Baked Harvest.  We have tried more of her holiday cocktail recipes than we’d like to admit this season and you can’t go wrong with anything on this list!

Dessert Cocktails

One of our favorite additions to a dessert station at an event is a coffee and cordials station set on a bar cart.  We love bringing this idea home and set our bar carts with a mix of after dinner liqueurs and fun mix-ins like marshmallows and whipped cream, which are also great for a hot chocolate bar for the kids!

As an extra bonus, make your own Irish Cream for your station.  It’s incredibly easy thanks to this recipe from The Smitten Kitchen and never disappoints!

And since sometimes staying up until the ball drops can be a struggle, you can’t go wrong with a classic espresso martini like this one from The Defined Dish.

Photo from The Defined Dish

For décor inspiration, check out one of our favorite NYE weddings

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And for some quick festive decorations, place a curbside order from one of our go-to local party boutiques, Bonjour Fete

Have a fabulous new year!! Don’t forget to tag us #celebrateathomeBGE — we can’t wait to see how you ring in 2021! See you on the other side!