New Years Eve Party

When I was growing up we used to go to Mexico every December for Christmas.  I have great memories of Santa para-sailing onto the beach, in shorts of course, and sipping on a Kir Royales with my mom.  Now my mom hardly ever had a drink, but every once in a while when we were on vacation we could get her to indulge…in one.  Her and my dad’s rules were, when in Rome do as the Romans.  So, after we were 18…er, 16…we were allowed to have one drink, does Mexico have a legal drinking age?  Since my mom is not longer with us, I thought sipping a Kir Royale would be the perfect drink for this New Year’s Eve!   For those of you that have never had one, they are wonderful.  Creme de Cassis is a liquor made from blackcurrants and add the bubbly…yum-o!  You can read all about the history of Kir Royales here.

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Kir Royale


  • 1 tsp. Creme de Cassis
  • 6 ounces Champagne


  1. Pour 1 tsp. of Creme de Cassis in the bottom of a Champagne flute.
  2. Top with 6 ounces of Champagne
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 Read about how to pick a champagne here.


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Now that you have the drink, here are some great printables to add to the party.

(use these with a scalloped circle punch)

New Years Eve Printable

( Happy New years sign and blank menu cards, fold in half then cut out, making a tent)Picture7

 (2013 water bottle labels)

Wishing you all a great New Year!


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  1. Merry Christmas from Freedom Fridays!!!
    PS This is my Favorite champagne!!

  2. Have a wonderful holiday with your family Steph
    Enjoy this precious time

  3. Hello, Stephanie- Can you believe another year has passed? How does it happen so quickly?! I’ve never heard of this drink before, but will have to try it. I love black currants. Thank you for the recipe. Thanks also for linking to the Adorned From Above Blog Hop! It’s nice to meet you! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. I forgot to say “Happy New Year”! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Hi Stephanie,
    This looks so pretty. I love Kir Royales. My first time in Paris I drank one evey evening before dinner. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  6. These are great tips and cut-outs for the new year! Thanks for posting them.

  7. Such an elegant drink…an oh so tasty! I just love champagne and what better time to celebrate with it, than New Years.

  8. Happy New Year to you as well!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Have a great party! We always go to a friends house and play games and celebrate!

  10. Stephanie, those drinks look so beautiful and delicious!!! Happy New Years to you my dear!!! Love the printables you included. Thank you for that!

    Thank you, Mahalo so much for linking up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop last week. I am following you back by the way. :)

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway (if you haven’t yet) and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  11. Happy New Year!

  12. New follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can’t wait to get to know you more :) Have a great day!

  13. What a sweet thing to share!! I’ve never heard of this drink, but may have to give it a try :))
    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!

    Happy New Year to YOU!

  14. So many rich Memories is what makes the Holidays so Special! My Mum gave me the recipe for Bailey’s Irish Cream… she once knew a Friend that worked in their Factory and gave her the recipe… it is fabulous and I felt so fortunate that she was able to share the recipe with me. One of our Daughters and Family live in Mexico… I shall have to ask her if there is a drinking age there… I know in Europe where my Mum is from the drinking age is quite a bit younger than in America! *Winks*

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert… Dawn… The Bohemian

  15. I’ve never tried this drink before but it looks so delicious! I don’t think I can pass this up:) New follower from Fabulous Fridays!

  16. Yum, I have never had one but they look and sound delicious! I also love that you have them in memory of your mom,

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  17. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  18. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Wow! Your photos are amazing. Cheers!!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd this year. I love seeing what you come up with and enjoyed featuring you.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  19. Sounds awesome, and the photos are beautiful! Just pinned. :)

  20. What a helpful post, and lovely photos! Happy New Year to you, too!

  21. These look super yummy and the printables are great!

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to Raising Imperfection!
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured


  22. Yummy drink and your pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for linking to my Our Favorite Things Link Party. Have a great New Year.

  23. Cute printables! These are great! I would love for you to link this project up at Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find the link here:

  24. Thanks for stopping by and all my best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

  25. This looks so delicious and beautiful! I love your photos. Thanks for sharing with us at Fabulous Fridays! and I can’t wait to see what you share this week.

  26. This looks so yummy, Stephanie! I LOVE CHAMPAGNE and I’m totally trying it this weekend. :) Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag.

  27. Happy New Year!
    Thank you so much for sharing your crafty project with us last week in the Bowdabra Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your creations! If you haven’t yet stopped in, the new Showcase is up and running! We can’t wait to see what you share with us in 2013!


  28. What a beautiful tribute to your mom, Stephanie. Thank you for sharing your story and this drink recipe, it’s a delicious classic!
    Here’s to 2013!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  29. Happy New Year!
    Thanks for the printables!
    I used them to decorate our family’s NYE dinner party!

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