Brilliant Gifts For The Girl Who Loves To Celebrate

Do you know someone who is always celebrating everything? Is she the life of the party, or always playing hostess? Heading to a holiday dinner party and want to bring something special? Here are some fun ideas for you! The links are below the collage - in the mean time, feel free to pin the gift guide for later. Happy Celebrating!!!

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New Year's Eve Celebration In Black and Gold

I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve! I love the combo of black and gold, and use those two colors together any chance I get. They are so pleasing to my eyes, that I created a Pinterest Board a while back called "Black and Gold"! 

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And a fun DIY for you! Check out these super easy Confetti Envelopes! I created them with some things I already had on hand, and printed these adorable little NYE Confetti Circles from this blog, HERE. 

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Simply cut out the NYE circles, and affix them to the gold pillow boxes with double sided tape. Then, mix up a bunch of glitter, sequins, gold stars, and/or other pre-made confetti in hues of gold and silver. Basically anything that shimmers could go into these. Love the look of all that shine!

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DIY Champagne Flutes
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And, below, I created these cute little donut toppers by glueing some larger confetti pieces to toothpicks with Tacky Glue. Can;t wait to try this out on a larger scale with cupcakes soon!! 

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I thought it would be so great to have some different flavor options. Just choose 3 of your favorite flavored juices, and allow guests to choose what juice to add to their sparkling wine.

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Note: This post wasn't sponsored, I just wanted to showcase how you could use just about any sparkling wine to achieve this type of party decor and look! 

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New Year's Resolution Cocktails {Roundup}

I thought it would be fun to put together a list of cocktails inspired by common New Year's Resolutions. 

If you want a classic cocktail that just might inspire you to read a new novel or two, this  Earnest Hemingway Daiquiri by Gabriel Cabrera , would be a good fit.  

If you want a classic cocktail that just might inspire you to read a new novel or two, this Earnest Hemingway Daiquiri by Gabriel Cabrera, would be a good fit.  

We could all use a little bit more of the green variety in our diets, so here is a rather unusual Spicy BLT Green Bloody Mary by Heather Christo

If you are making it a top priority to make date night more fun this year, this  Chocolate Stout and Raspberry Cocktail by Drool Worthy Daily  may be a great addition to a meaningful evening. 

If you are making it a top priority to make date night more fun this year, this Chocolate Stout and Raspberry Cocktail by Drool Worthy Daily may be a great addition to a meaningful evening. 

I always believe that wine and sparkling wine are great, mood-boosting options when getting together with girlfriends. This Apple Pear Cocktail by Julie Blanner would be a great choice! 

If you feel like booze just makes you sleepy, try something mixed with coffee! Here is a fun  Creamy Coconut Rum Iced Coffee by Heather Christo .

If you feel like booze just makes you sleepy, try something mixed with coffee! Here is a fun Creamy Coconut Rum Iced Coffee by Heather Christo.

They say that one way to get the creative juices flowing is to drink absinthe. I guess the taste alone is almost unbearable, but hey, let's try this mixed drink and see if we can't get a bit creative.  Here is the Sleepy Hollow Cocktail by The Jewels Of NY .

They say that one way to get the creative juices flowing is to drink absinthe. I guess the taste alone is almost unbearable, but hey, let's try this mixed drink and see if we can't get a bit creative. Here is the Sleepy Hollow Cocktail by The Jewels Of NY.

If travel is top on your list for 2016, try this  Modern Mai Tai with Hibiscus + Thyme by With Food And Love , maybe it will inspire you to make plans to head somewhere warm, Hawaii for instance?!

If travel is top on your list for 2016, try this Modern Mai Tai with Hibiscus + Thyme by With Food And Love, maybe it will inspire you to make plans to head somewhere warm, Hawaii for instance?!

If one of your goals for the new year is to stop and smell the roses, then this  Cardamom Rose Gin & Tonic  by The Baking Bird may be perfect for you! 

If one of your goals for the new year is to stop and smell the roses, then this Cardamom Rose Gin & Tonic by The Baking Bird may be perfect for you! 

Why not learn how to infuse your drinks with new flavors, by learning how to  Make Your Own Bitters, with this nice tutorial by How Sweet It Is . 

Why not learn how to infuse your drinks with new flavors, by learning how to Make Your Own Bitters, with this nice tutorial by How Sweet It Is

This  Low-Cal Cocktail by Waiting On Martha , would be one of the drinks with the lowest calories, in my mind. Instead of using anything pre-mixed, opt for fresh ingredients! 

This Low-Cal Cocktail by Waiting On Martha, would be one of the drinks with the lowest calories, in my mind. Instead of using anything pre-mixed, opt for fresh ingredients! 

Happy 2016!

A LOVEly Life

One of my favorite seasonal boards is A LOVEly Life. I love Valentine's Day, and all of the fun imagery, crafts, recipes, and DIYs surrounding it. Here are a few LOVEly items for you to see!