Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Break out the Bubbly: New Year's Eve Champagne Truffles



No one really knows how champagne became the official drink of New Year's Eve, but in cultures around the globe this bubbly beverage, or an effervescent alternative is a must-have. 
While never one to turn down a flute of something sparkly, this year I thought I'd indulge my sweet tooth by adding this festive drink to some white chocolate truffles for a sweet confection before the healthful resolutions kick in.
  
Champagne Truffles
Label using image from the Graphics Fairy
There are many truffle recipes to be found online, most using a combination of white or dark chocolate, cream and butter as a base with a variety of add ins or toppings. I used this yummy one from a candy section of Aboutfood.com

I used a leftover mini bottle of champagne 
as the recipe only required 1/4 cup
I added festive silver sprinkles
You can pop truffles into flutes (glass or plastic) and print your own labels to make fun favors or add a name to use as place settings
or serve with fresh strawberries

Dollar Store Decor
After the creative hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and with Christmas decor still up and aglow, I like to keep New Year's adornments simple but festive. Some repurposed holiday ornaments and a few spruced up dollar store finds give a stress-free nod to the holiday without too much fuss or expense.
a top hat gets some flair thanks to scrap paper, printable and bling.
Hats and masks also make fun photo props for guests.
a $1 mask gets a quick makeover

Christmas balls in white and gold make whimsical "bubbles"

Make a toast and wait until midnight!
I nestled a small clock in snowflakes and stars under a cloche
 (a quick sub from last weeks Christmas village)


For more New Year's Eve DIY projects 
check out our past posts
ornament "bubbles" and noisemaker makeovers
from: auld lang syne
Pink champagne meringues
fromto sweet a New Year


Wishing everyone health, Happiness and prosperity in the coming year!




6 comments:

  1. Very festive ! And I love that it has bling put is simple. Perfect. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks- we kept things a bit quiet this year as we were both nursing colds lol-
      Wishing you a Happy 2015!

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  2. Wow! Such a great way to start the new year!
    Happy New Year!!!
    Lin

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    1. Thanks so much Lin! Wishing you a Happy 2015!

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  3. And a happy new year to you, Christina Paul! Thank you for joining my blog today! Your photos are lovely and happy. Much love to you in 2015! Anita

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    1. Thanks so much! So glad you popped by- Happy 2015!

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