Like I mentioned before, I got pretty excited to host a New Years Eve party and started preparing for it immediately.  I was worried that all of the New Years decor would be gone after Christmas, so I got on Amazon and headed to Target early one morning to grab a few things to add to our Christmas decor that was still up.

I found this gold and white banner at Target, so I added “Cheers” and 2 champagne glasses to it to hang on the mantle.


We all knew I couldn’t host a party the night of the Orange Bowl without any Georgia Tech decorations –> I had a few GT plates / bowls and napkins, but decided to make a centerpiece too.  I used one of my Halloween pumpkin carving tools and carved designs into oranges, and put cloves in a few too.  They still smell awesome.


The media cabinet was covered with the New Years hats, headbands, beads and noisemakers.  nye2014_5The bar was stocked and my NYE glitter candles were in the tray..


I lit up the tree out back and the fire pit area with Christmas and decorative lights.  Susie brought everything we needed for smores and the fire felt great since it was a little chilly.



Once Hunter and Troy finally arrived after work, we started cooking the oysters and broke in the new oyster table.  This was the first of many oyster roasts at 2433!




Katie and Catherine both have late December birthdays that sometimes get lost in the holidays, so Brittney made a birthday cake and we made them wear ‘Birthday Diva’ sashes while everyone sang to them.  Happy 27th!!


It wouldn’t be New Years without playing with sparklers, or Brittney setting off fireworks!nye2014_16

And I can’t end the New Years post without a shout out to my Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets who upset Miss St and became Orange Bowl champions!  The team went 11-3 this year, surprised me, and quieted the SEC — I’ll never forget the season!

nye2014_15 Thanks to everyone who made the first New Years and oyster roast at our house such a success! Happy New Year to all!

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