This year, on a bit of a whim, I decided to throw together a New Year’s Day Brunch with my girlfriends.  I had the day off, I still had plenty of food in my fridge from Christmas, and I haven’t had much time with my favorite girls since the busy season hit.

Since it was a last-minute thing, I tried to decorate with items that I had at home.  I had just packed away my Christmas decorations, and discovered an “extra” box of ornaments.  I found these mirrored glass ornaments, which I haven’t used in years {my dog Sarah ate three off the tree eight years ago and I haven’t used them since}.


I thought they were perfect for my New Year’s theme (hello ball drop!), so I cut off the strings.


Next I found an apothecary jar from my storage closet and filled it with the mirrored glass balls.  Then I added a black and white striped ribbon bow.

disco jar

All I wanted next was a little color, so I scattered tissue confetti (available in my store) and a few of the leftover mirror balls.



With the tablescape done, all there was left to finalize was the menu…

– Mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar {here’s what I normally do for parties}

– Fresh berries with homemade whipped cream

– Bacon (duh)

– Dill red potatoes

– Feta, tomato and olive side salad with balsamic viniagrette

– Leek and Asparagus and Gruyere Quiche {from Martha Stewart}

– Chocolate Pie and Andes Mint Homemade Ice Cream {leftover from Christmas}


Even though we couldn’t have our brunch actually ON New Year’s Day {West Texas was bombarded with ice and snow right before, so the roads were pretty dangerous}, the postponed version was just as fun.

Cheers to 2015!