Ringing in 2024 {Traditional New Year Feast}

After a day of football for the guys and cleaning for me, we enjoyed our 21st annual New Years Day meal!

day spent at home resting, watching football and doing super fun things like cleaning the oven and ironing my bedspread, we enjoyed our 20th annual New Years Day meal!

I gave myself gorgeous white linen napkins with a metallic gold monogram for Christmas two years ago (ha!) and am still quite pleased with that gift. I kept the table sparkly and festive for the new year ahead. 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 glitz. I ran a few votives down the center of the table, disco ball ornaments and added a vase of flowers. I have had the place cards for years – I laminated them and we reuse them often.

This year I used our blue willow plates and Waterford Millennium Flutes. I had no idea how fast these years would go when we were gifted them in 2001.

Honey said our blessing and John 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! We also talked about what we were most excited about in the year ahead. The one that had me choking back tears was John’s – going to college. This came so fast. I am so proud. I am hanging on to every moment and every little celebration with him here.

Our menu includes pork, hoppin john, greens, cornbread, pecan pie, sweet tea, champagne 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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Happy New Year!

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