It may surprise you to hear that I’m a New Years Grinch.
I mean…I just don’t see the big fuss.
First off, women celebrate by drinking cheap alcohol, wearing tons of glitter, and acting like triflin fools. Dude. Seriously? I already do that EVERY DAY.
Secondly, my husband gets excited because he thinks a New Year means a Fresh Start.
Trust me, when I wake up every year on the First and I’m still carrying Christmas cookies on my hips, something in the fridge smells, and yesterday’s dirty clothes still aren’t washed or folded, any illusions of a Fresh Start go right out the window.
So…New Years Eve is the same as any other night for me, except for that my kid gets to stay up til midnight, asking is it time yet, is it time yet, is it TIME YET?!?!?!?
But this year I have decided to try to have a bright and cheery perspective on New Years Eve. I will make food, I will play board games, and I will drink champagne,(which everyone knows is WAAAY classier than white wine, even if I buy the super cheap kind). It will be a fabulous family celebration!!
Want to join me?
Well. You’ll need cupcakes.
These cupcakes are SUPER easy (I think even easier than the New Years Cupcakes I did last year) and completely cute. I think they’re fitting for an adult OR family party.
The clocks are just chocolate wafer cookies dipped in melted almond bark. Any round cookie or cracker would do. I piped the numbers on with black frosting and a #2 tip, but you could also write it on with ablack food marker if piping ain’t your thang. No biggie.
Then you just need sprinkle confetti and streamers.
To make the streamers, start by cutting an Airhead candy into strips. They can be thick or thin or all different sizes.
Wrap the strips around a dowel or sturdy straw. They can be loose or tight coils, it’s up to you.
Gently slide the candy off the dowel. Because the candy is pretty sturdy, it will hold it’s shape.
See how easy that is? Just use any colors you want. Then stick them on the frosted cupcakes, all haphazard like it’s a Par-TAY!!
And then you’re the Boss of New Year’s. Duh.
Enjoy. Have a happy Tuesday!!