Ringing in 2022 {Traditional New Years Feast}

After a day spent at home resting, watching football, reading and working on our new puzzle, we enjoyed our 19th annual New Years Day meal!

I gave myself gorgeous white linen napkins with a metallic god monogram for Christmas (ha!) and they were the jumping off point for my table. It was sparkly and festive and felt especially festive for the new year ahead.

I put down a white bedspread from my linen closet as a tablecloth. I love the texture of it – and that it goes straight through the washer and dryer easily. I used our Butler’s Pantry plates and Waterford Millennium Flutes. I realized AFTER I took all my pictures that I forgot the silver. We didn’t eat with our hands. :-)

I ran a few votives down the center of the table, and added camellias cut from the yard in small ramekins. Most of them have turned to mush with our constant rain, so it was nice to salvage a few to bring inside. I have had the place cards for years – I laminated them and we reuse them often.

I used my gold bamboo napkin rings and tied gold leaf ribbon in a bow to the tops of them. I loved the extra bit of sparkle.

Whit said our blessing and Honey picked a toast from our Rising to the Occasion book.

At each place setting, I included a bell topped with a big white satin bow and gold leaf ribbon. It is our tradition that we each also offer a toast for the coming year based on which glass we got out of the millennium set. We rang our bells after each toast! This year, I had happiness, John had prosperity, Honey had love and Whit had peace. I don’t keep track of who had what – I just grab the first four glasses I see and set them at the table.

Our menu includes pork, hoppin john, greens, cornbread, pecan pie, sweet tea and sparkling grape juice. It’s a meager meal by most standards, but one we all love to welcome a new year.

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After dinner, we each wrote down our top wish for the coming year on wish paper. I came across it and thought the boys would enjoy it. We collectively decided to keep them personal. We retreated outside and lit them on fire as best we could – it was a WINDY night! We came back to the table and ended our evening with dessert.

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Happy New Year!

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2 thoughts on “Ringing in 2022 {Traditional New Years Feast}

  1. Your table and celebration was very sweet and pretty, Amanda. May you and your family be blessed in the new year.⭐️💫⭐️💫⭐️💫 (I’m ordering that gold leaf ribbon immediately!) 😀 🌴 Jane 🌴

  2. Such a wonderfully festive New Year’s table scape! Just beautiful!

    I prepared your traditional New Year’s Day menu and it was the perfect meal!

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