Monthly Archives: December 2013

pop, fizz, clink with tiny prints

Sometimes planning a New Year’s Eve party can be a little overwhelming with unnecessary pressures if you’re playing hostess. I’ve teamed up with Tiny Prints this week to bring you this post for an easy and fun way to serve your bubbly this New Year’s!

What You’ll Need:

The mini bottles are an alternative to serving bubbly out of traditional champagne glasses. Not only does this mean every guests gets his or her own bottle but you also don’t have to worry about buying extra glasses for the evening.

Tiny Print gift tags are perfect to tie on each bottle – you can add your own hand written message or customized them online. I did both! I think these also make creative New Year’s gifts for friends and family even if you’re not hosting a party on the 31st.

The best part? The sparklers, of course. Tie a sparkler to each bottle and then your guests will not only toast to 2014 at midnight but also enjoy a little fun and sparkle too.

The straws can be used once the bottles are popped and by displaying them in champagne glasses, this will tie the entire NYE theme together.

As you already know, this year I decided to forgo Christmas cards and instead mail New Year’s Cards to my list (also pictured here). The custom “Pop Fizz Clink” design matches the gift tags and if you’re hosting, you can also have a card ready for each guest to leave with or send later on via snailmail.

Hopefully this inspired you to ring in 2014 as the hostess with the mostest!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out Tiny Prints for cards and other customized products!

Merry Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas from Hosting & Toasting!

As the oldest of 4, with my youngest sister being only 9, it’s safe to say that Santa visited us last night and enjoyed red wine and cheese on his stop (little little sister’s idea, not mine).

Whether you’re enjoying a “White Christmas” today or far from it (like myself down here in Florida), I hope your day is spent with those you love most!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday! Thank you for reading!

last minute e-gifts

Merry Christmas Eve from Florida!

I hope everyone is enjoying time off with close family and friends accompanied by lots of hot chocolate and Christmas movies.

Still have shopping left to do? No fear! Two of H&T favorites, Drybar and Sweet & Spark, offer e-giftcards this holiday season so there’s no shipping or waiting involved.

{Image via Drybar}

{Image via Sweet & Spark}

Happy Gifting!

P.S. Don’t forget to catch up on some of H&T’s holi-posts from this season (roundup below).

 Ulitmate Hostess Gift GuideHoli-CardsDIY: Festive Cookies in a Jar + Holi-Tips & Tricks + Santa Paws Picks + Favorite Things Party with Nico and Lala +DIY Glitter Ornaments + A Few of My Favorite Things + New Year’s Eve Looks

New Year’s Eve Looks

While I don’t want to outshine the Christmas season, it’s also time to start shopping for the New Year’s Eve looks & dresses! 2014 will be here before we know it!

Oh and most of my holi-dress picks & Kirribilla dresses would double perfectly for the last day of the year too!

These are a few of my favorite things….

In light of my “Favorite Things” Party this past week, I thought I’d share a few of my other favorite things lately. Call it a gift guide if you must (better yet; a Christmas list).

1. Rewined Holiday Candles – Wine Under the Tree + Root 1: Carmenere are my two picks (c/o*).

Watch the AMAZING video below to learn more about my favorite candles from Rewined + their new scent! These make perfect gifts for just about anyone.  West Elm also sells a few of their candles.

2. THIS Christmas-inspired Puffer Vest by Lands’ End – ON SALE for $34 and LAST day to get in time for Christmas with standard shipping is today!

3. Glitter Monogram Pouches by Bauble Bar

4. These J.CREW Factory Feather Earrings are only $12!  – P.S. Everything is STILL 50% OFF

5.  Last but certainly not least, these bubbly glasses by Anthropologie.

My hostess gift guide also has some of my favorites, naturally!

Stay tuned tomorrow for New Year’s Eve dress picks, because time is ticking and 2014 is almost here!