Can you believe 2015 is just days away?! I’m more than excited to welcome it {given it means I’m only three months away from bebe!}, but when it comes to the biggest shindig of the year, I have to admit, I’m a bit of a party pooper. I’ve just never been a big fan of elbowing through huge crowds to watch fireworks {and freeze!} or countdown from 10 in the club with a bunch of drunk strangers. In fact, I 100% prefer staying home, cozy on the couch, watching the countdown on t.v. with a glass of something bubbly in hand. Yes – I’m totally old lady about the whole New Year’s Eve thing and I’m ok with that! But now with a growing belly, I have the perfect excuse to stay indoors and enjoy a slower paced, but equally celebratory way of toasting to 2015. Because, oh baby, it’s a wild world and I’d rather stay out of the fray!

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I think the perfect way to celebrate what is sure to be the most exciting time of my life looks a lot like this:

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Yup, over-indulging on cake with confetti flying around my head is ALL I want to do come midnight these days! I can see it now…

But just because I’ll be on my couch doesn’t mean I can’t snag the chance to still get a little glam. Even if it’s just while cooking in the kitchen or watching Ryan Seacrest freeze his ass off in NYC, I still want to make 2015 look good! Some of my go-to’s for making an at-home celebration feel special? A hot red lip never hurt anybody, especially while prancing around in a sexy pair of heels {I refuse to give them up!}. The dynamic duo certainly make cooking a New Year’s Eve dinner much more elegant and who says you can’t get dressed up in the comforts of your own home?!

I also think nothing screams home-bound holiday time like baking. So, I plan to whip up a batch of festive cookies and enjoy them in something luxuriously comfy! After a civilized meal, I’ll throw on a cute set of silk pajamas while the cookies are baking and hop on the sofa for some much needed mani/pedi/lounging/movie time before midnight {anyone have a favorite movie right now??}. I’ll get ready for the big 10-9-8…with cute confetti poppers and bring out the special glassware for toasting. Just because I can’t have any alcohol doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy some bubbly – San Pellegrino that is! In a gold-tipped wine glass, the sparkling water glitters and feels uber festive and sophisticated!

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Get Your 2015 On:
> Oscar de la Renta Bow Heels
> Chanel Rouge Lipstick in Passion
> Black and Gold Confetti Poppers
> Shortbread Cookies
> San Pellegrino
> Equipment Striped Silk Pajama Set
> Norther Hemisphere Gold Wine Glass
> Porter Magazine Issue 6 > Jin Joon Nail Polish “Tout Ensemble”
> Jersey Boys Movie 

If you’re like me and will be spending your time reflecting on 2014 and cheering in new year at home, here are a couple of other fun indoor ideas on my radar!

Love these festive mylar “2015” balloons available at Urban Outfitters. You don’t need any other decoration with these hanging on your wall!

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This Salted Caramel Recipe looks like just the right amount of sweet and salty deliciousness for me. Since I haven’t been craving chocolate, this is a yummy alternative!

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How cute is this Gold Fringe Party Hat DIY? Putting on a party hat is such a fun way to still be festive in your pj’s!

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And if you’re headed to someone else’s house for the evening, I’m loving this idea. Wrap up a bottle of wine, bubbly {or Pellegrino!!} in a tea towel for the perfect hostess gift!

wine-bottle-hostess-gift Do you have any exciting New Year’s plans this week? Whatever they may be {even if you’re celebrating from your sofa too!} I wish you a safe and memorable holiday bringing in what’s sure to be an amazing year ahead!  

 

image 1 via // 2 via Karen Walker // 3 via Urban Outfitters // 4 via Donal Skehan // 5 via Almost Makes Perfect // 6 via Cotton & Flax  

This post is sponsored by San Pellegrino. Practice the Art of Fine Food, every time you can. All thoughts and opinions are100% my own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34’s doors open! 

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  1. Oh yes, I much prefer to celebrate at home or with a small group of friends, then going to a public place with a huge crowd! I guess I’m an old lady at heart too 🙂

    Your list sounds lovely! All I need is good food, good company, something to keep me awake till midnight, and my sweetie at kissing-distance for when midnight does come 🙂

    Wishing you a great NYE!