3, 2, 1. Happy New Year! " Should old acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind ?Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne ? For auld lang syne, my dear,for auld lang syne,we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne. And surely you'll buy your pint cup !and surely I'll buy mine !And we'll take a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne."
Auld Lang Syne is a Scottish poem, thought to be composed by Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns in 1788. It is sung to the traditional folk tune Roud 6294. Auld Lang Syne literally translates to "Old Long Since," and more roughly it means "long, long ago" or "days gone by." Source.
We put together a little New Years Eve soiree to celebrate ushering in 2012. Classic, elegant and always a favorite, black and white with little touches of gold, silver and blue.
We love our New Year party champagne girl vintage graphic we found at The Graphics Fairy. We picked up an inexpensive picture frame for $4.00 and love that the frame is versatile and can go from vintage to contemporary decorating. We hung three strands of star garland on the frame by sticking the ends of the garland into little gap in the back of the frame where the frame and backing meet.
Love the special New Years outfit the champagne girl is wearing, and the happy bubbles floating about!
What says "celebrate" better than tall glasses of champagne or sparkling apple juice. We set out our New Year's count down glasses to add to the table festivities and decor.
The black and rhinestone studded tray is perfect to hold champagne glasses on and to give off some attitude.
Using a silver ornament place card holder, we tucked in a 2012 Happy New Year greeting. We took gold paper curling ribbon we had and pulled it apart and scattered it about the table to resemble party poppers.
Once again The Graphics Fairy provided vintage champagne bottle images we used to cover our champagne bottle with. First we wrapped the bottle label with black wrapping paper and than taped on the champagne label.
We found New Years bottle hang tags from "It Is What it Is" and used them on our champagne bottle and sparkling apple juice bottle. We wrapped a small piece of silver wire garland around the bottle necks for a little sparkle.
Love the time piece as it is approaching the stroke of midnight 2012. This image is from The Graphics Fairy. We found a simple silver frame from Dollar Tree to frame it in.
For added interest on the table top we used a frosty white garland found at Target, and laid it on the table in an interesting pattern.
Other little goodies on the table are our diy stamped cocktail napkins and 2012 fortune cookie favor take out box.
A New Years celebration needs some party horns too! See how we glamed up ours for 2012!
It really is easy to put together a inexpensive holiday gathering with just a little planning, creativity and using mainly items already owned or a few purchases from the dollar store.
Are you ready to watch the ball drop and have a toast to the new year?! Here's to a healthy, prosperous, happy and creative 2012! Happy New Year!
Lord You have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
Source/Homespun With Love