Happy New Year everyone! We wanted to wish you all a safe and wonderful new year to you and your loved ones. We'll be staying in with family. I wanted to share with you the party decor I designed for our small party tonight - made even more affordable with all of those post-Christmas decoration sales. Hope you enjoy the pictures and as always, would love to hear your thoughts about my dessert table.
I love the Anthropologie apron (on right) I got on sale - and used it as an inspiration for the black and white dessert table. The popcorn cups were simply leftover plastic cups I wrapped in scrapbook paper and decorated with my printed tags.
The Oreo truffles (top right photo) were really easy to make (and a great way to relieve stress!). I put a package of cookies (I used Trader Joe's version of Oreos) in a large ziplock bag and crushed them. To the mixture, I added a package of cream cheese. After it's mixed, I rolled them into small balls, placed them on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, and put them in the fridge to chill while I melted the white chocolate. I coated the truffles in white chocolate and drizzled them with melted dark chocolate. Finally, the truffles are chilled overnight to set.
I had leftover melted dark chocolate, so I drizzled stars on wax paper to make chocolate stars. They'd be a nice garnish to a coffee chocolate cocktail.
Instead of cupcakes, I decided to make mini-cheesecakes for our guests. I topped them with cupcake toppers I made. For decor, I used all of the metallic Christmas decorations I had. I found these jingle bell ornaments (post-Christmas sale at Michaels) that will be perfect to ring in the new year.
With 75% off Christmas decorations, Target was also a great last-minute stop to find the silver 2-tier cake platter (which held our donut holes), metallic sprigs, and backdrop (textured wrapping paper).
Wishing you a very sweet New Year 2011!!