For most parents staying up past midnight can be really challenging. With a newborn I won't even be attempting to stay up past 12, but that doesn't mean that you can't celebrate the New Year at home. Here are some of our favorite ways to ring in 2015 at home.
For in-home celebration, we are loving the lush and delicious Noble Vines. The features six different varietals with one of our favorites being the Pinot Noir. This is signified by its rich black cherry, plum and hint of cocoa powder flavors that is fantastic on its own or with salmon and lamb. Grown in California, the wine is under $15.
Pinnacle crafted a few signature cocktails (like the Naughty List Hot Cocoa) that are super delicious as you ring in the new year.
Pinnacle® New Year’s Sparkler
1½ parts Pinnacle® Pomegranate Vodka
4 parts Chilled Champagne
Splash of Grenadine
Pour champagne into a champagne glass and top with vodka.
Pinnacle® Cinnabon® Countdown
1 part Pinnacle® Cinnabon® Vodka
3 parts Ginger Ale
Optional dash of Angostura® Bitters
Build over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with an orange peel.
Pinnacle® Midnight’s Kiss
2 parts Pinnacle® Whipped® Vodka
2 parts Limoncello
Rim glass with powdered lemonade mix or cinnamon. Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.
New Year’s Resolution-tini
1 ½ parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
1 part Campari® Liqueur
1 part Orange Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
For a small party, we love Le Creuset’s individually sized Flower Cocottes. These cute baking dishes are fantastic for mini mac and cheese and soups that feature Le Creuset's signature stonewear characterics such as unmatched thermal resistance, nearly-nonstick glaze for quick cleanup and an exterior enamel resists scratches and stains, and is safe for cutting on with knives.
Another idea for a small party is to use Hen House Linens’ Guest Towels. The joyful collection of bold festive prints from HenHouse Linens will turn your dinner party into a celebratory affair instantly. This includes favorite like the classic guest towels that include an incredible variety of colors and patterns to brighten and enhance your room and celebration. Another favorite is their cocktail napkins that are sold in sets of six and neatly tied with a saddle-stitched ribbon.
For snacks, we love barkTHINS where you can satisfy that craving with just one piece. This irresistibly delicious snacking chocolate blends slivers of dark chocolate with America’s favorite snacking ingredients and hints of sea salt, creating a treat that is Non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Ingredient™ Certified and contains no artificial colors or flavors.Designed in a breakable format, barkTHINS allows you to take bites gradually and take control of your snacking! Offering a variety of flavors including: Dark Chocolate Blueberry Quinoa with Agave, Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed, Dark Chocolate Almond and many more - your palate will be satisfied no matter what.
Another favorite snack idea is HALFPOPS, the delicious new half-popped popcorn snack. Halfpops recently released its newest flavor, Caramel & Sea Salt that is perfect for New Years Eve. They are a great substitute for traditional bowls of nuts, so hosts need not worry about guest allergies. The new flavor is seasoned simply with brown sugar, sea salt, sweet-cream, and accented with all-natural caramel flavor. A 2 oz. bag retails for $1.49 and a 6 oz. bag retails for $3.99, and both are available online. Halfpops are also made from non-GMO corn kernels that are magically half-popped and seasoned with only natural flavors and ingredients that delivers a flavorful and satisfying crunch. They are also gluten-free, have no preservatives, no corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils and no artificial flavors. Currently available in Butter & Pure Ocean Sea Salt, Aged White Cheddar, Caramel & Sea Salt, and Chipotle Barbeque, we also love how they are dairy and gluten-free!
For your in-home look, we love to store our beauty essentials in the glittery totes and train cases from Caboodles. Our favorites are the Train Cases where you can store everything from your nail polishes to your brushes and everything in between! Caboodles are available online and in stores nationwide (Ulta, Target, Walmart etc.)
Unlock your brightest complexion this New Years Eve with Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution. As the pioneer in sonic cleansing, Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution beautifully transforms skin and users instantly experience skin that is brighter, softer, and more radiant.
Help your skin refresh from a late night by using Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Overnight Detox Oil. Apply this anti-oxidant rich oil before bed to wake up to a glowing, radiant complexion. Its detoxifying formula blends stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, with top-performing stabilized Vitamin C to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented effective manner.
Finally, brighten up your eye's this new year with AHAVA Dead Sea Osmoter™ Eye Concentrate Youth & Cellular Energizing Serum. Silk-textured and lightweight, this re-energizing eye serum illuminates, smoothes and beautifies the delicate eye zone. Infused with Persian Silk & Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extracts this formula will help to strengthen the dermal structure, fight signs of fatigue/stress and reduce dark circles. The Cucumber and Aloe Vera will help to calm the skin and reduce puffiness, while the Bird of Paradise Extract corrects discolorations and restores luminosity, promoting radiance for a more rested, youthful appearance.
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