When I was in my twenties, New Year’s Eve always involved a new dress, a stylish blowout, and an extravagant night on the town. Now that I’m in my thirties, I still love ringing in the New Year, but I no longer want to be in a crowded bar with 200 strangers drinking so-so champagne and taking a three-times surging Uber to get home when all the bars close at 2 a.m. Instead, I prefer to throw an elegant and sophisticated affair for my nearest and dearest in the comforts of my own home. I still get dressed up, but I select the bottles of bubbly that go in the fridge, and I make the food that sits on the table.
If you love hosting events and have never thrown a New Year’s Eve dinner, I highly recommend it! To inspire you to gather your favorite people to enjoy the last meal of 2015, here is everything you need to plan the ultimate dinner party.
What’s on your menu for New Year’s Eve? How will you be ringing in 2016?