Did you all have a good Christmas week? I’ve got to say that Phoebe’s total obsession with Santa this year made it extra fun. I wish you could have seen her face when she discovered that he’d brought her a train set and a dollhouse just like she’d asked him. A miracle! Also, can’t believe there are only four more days in 2014. I’m already starting to look ahead to the new year, thinking about my resolutions and a new mindset that I want to take in 2015 (slow my pace, stop multitasking, & focus on the person I’m with.) Research says that we stick to resolutions a lot more when they’re specific and practical, so I need to narrow it down a bit… but for now I’m just letting it marinate.And about New Year’s Eve! Do you guys have any fun parties on the agenda? We’re hosting a cozy game night and dinner for a few friends at home — I’m definitely in the mood for a low-key affair this year. Though I did get in a festive state-of-mind with this round-up of my favorite NYE parties from around the web, to inspire your own soirées or just your love of sparkle this year!

This New Years Eve fête we threw with kate spade new york last year was the most fun ever.

A classy holiday party from Ann Street Studio that’s brimming with elegant inspiration & gorgeous attire.

How to style a New Year’s Eve bar cart.

A glittery New Year’s Eve cocktail bash from Martha’s editorial righthand man.

NYE eye candy to get you in the mood to celebrate.

Deck out the buffet with a sparkling snowflake tablecloth DIY.

Since you’ve got to ring in 2015 with something sweet, why not whip up one of these confections using all the bright winter citrus that’s available right now?

And a few fun things you may have missed this week:

I made a big, happy announcement!

How to have a cozy night in.

Make your home multi-task.

Our favorite New Year’s Brunch recipes.

images: new years banner by a field journal, disco ball by sophie tajan, sparkly cupcakes from martha stewart weddings

13 comments
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    kristen | December 28, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Great idea about a cozy game night….are you going to post decorating ideas, menu and what games you have planned in the next few days for those of us hosting last minute that need help…yikes! Thanks for any ideas you can help me with for a cozy game night!

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    • Camille Styles | December 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      Hey Kristen! Not sure if you’ve picked up my new book yet, but in it, I share my ultimate game night with recipes, simple decor ideas, and all the supplies you’ll need to host your own. It is one of my favorite ways to entertain! Hope you have a wonderful New Years Eve! http://www.amazon.com/Camille-Styles-Entertaining-Gatherings-Effortless/dp/0062297279

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      • kristen | December 28, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Thank you! Your book was on my Christmas list and I got it and love it…that was kind of what I was planning on following was what I saw in your book! Happy New Year you have an exciting year ahead!

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        • Camille Styles | December 29, 2014 at 6:39 am

          Yay!! Perfect, so glad. And so thrilled that you love the book! xoxo

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          • kristen | December 29, 2014 at 8:13 am

            Also, while strolling through your lovely book can I ask where the water decanter with wooden ball stop is from? Thank you!

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | December 28, 2014 at 9:55 am

    A game night sounds like a lot of fun for New Year’s Eve! And I’m sure it will be sweet if those cupcakes are around.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    Ella | December 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Game night all the way! All of my friends are out of town for break, so I’ll be spending NYE with the family 🙂 Can’t believe I haven’t seen that Kate Spade party before – magnificent!
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

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    • Camille Styles | December 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks Ella! Hope your NYE with the fam is a blast!

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    Traci | December 28, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Happy new year! I’m not sure what I’m doing on NYE yet, but it will be relaxing and delicious.

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    Molly Bridget | December 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Without a white Christmas in Houston, I can hardly wait for a white New Year’s Eve in Aspen and Day on the slopes in Snowmass. Hopefully it includes a warm cup of coffee and a yummy brunch like you posted about. Happy, happy to you & your growing family!

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    • Camille Styles | December 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks Molly! Sending holiday hugs and have a great time in Aspen!!

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    Kate @ travelmoon | January 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Sounds like a lovely holiday! Can I ask what dollhouse you got phoebe. I’ve been researching dollhouses like crazy for my daughter for her upcoming bday. She’s been wanting one for awhile and can’t decide?

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