Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Night In

My boyfriend and I decided to spend New Year's Eve at home this year since we were tired from holiday travel and low on the funds. 


But this didn't necessarily mean we were going to have a boring New Year's Eve. 


I always seem to have a little festivity up my sleeve. ;-)


I surprised him by creating a restaurant in my own dining room.



 
We dressed up as if we were going to a fancy restaurant and made fondue together.


It turned out delicious! If you would like the recipe, click here.


This would be a fun and inexpensive date night for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion. 

~Jess   

27 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

This is a splendid idea. I think I'm going to do this during the warm months as I would love to take photos of our café style enclosed porch. Thanks for the great idea, Jess! Happy New Year to you and the rest of the family! Anita

NanaDiana said...

Jess- What a wonderful night IN. Love it- Hope your New Year is a really great one. How is your uncle Dan? (I think he is your uncle) xo Diana

Patty Patterson said...

How creative! I love it. I think you could also do a desert bar with a chocolate fountain. But I love those upside down champagne glass candle holders. So cute!

Marcia said...

Love the café theme and fondue. What a great idea.
We always stay in for New Year's Eve. Dinner and a movie has become our favorite choice, Gone with the Wind among our top films, "After all, tomorrow is another day." ;) This year we included When Harry Met Sally which was timed perfectly with the New Year's Eve scene.
Happy New Year, Jess, to you and your loved ones.
xoxo's

Barbara Lilian said...

Love it, these sort of evenings are always the best. After being married to my hubby for 51 yrs we often have evenings like this, choosing to eat what we would usually eat at our favourite restaurant and we can both have our wine without having to order a taxi, which is not easy where we live, miles away in the country. Happy new year to you and your family.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri (:)
Oh hope your new year is wonderful too
thanks
hugs,Patty

Purple Flowers said...

I love your idea! Your creativity is fantastic. Happy New Year to you!!

Yuli Conversations said...

OMG! What a fun party! Where did you guys get mini champagne bottles? Those are adorable!
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valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

So romantic Jess.
I think you did an excellent job. You both probably enjoyed yourselves better. A little time to yourselves.
wishing you and your boyfriend a happy new year.
val x

Tulla and Catie said...

This idea is sooo gorgeous!!! It's a wonderful alternative and I will keep it in mind for Valentine's Day :). Thanks for your inspiration!
Barbara

It's me said...

What a great idea !!!...love it .....love happy weekend Ria...x !

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a fun night.

Noelle the dreamer said...

What a great idea for New Year, safe and intimate to boot!
Wishing each and everyone a Happy New Year!
God bless,

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful idea - I'm sure it was more delightful than going out where it's crowded, cold food and to loud. Can have a drink and not worry about a DUI. How romantic.
You go girl.....
Mary

hi-d said...

What a sweet idea! Love it!!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥Happy New Year, my friends!♥♥ xxx Riitta

rose said...

What a great idea! :)
Happy new year to you and your family!

Ann said...

Festive and romantic
and inexpensive too... you're just so clever.

Have a great year!

ladyparisienne said...

Pretty photos!

Jenna Condon said...

how sweet. I'm sad to say I went to bed at 11, too tired to stay up haha

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http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/2014/01/coffee-talk-thoughts-on-being-brave.html

Alina said...

Nothing could be better! Great idea, lovely settings. Happy New Year. Hope everyone is doing great and your uncle is doing much better XO

romance-of-roses said...

Jess,
Happy New Year.
Was cleaning out my files and found your post about the Haunted House we lived in, did I ever reply to you on that? Please let me know. Thanks, Lu

tinttarus said...

Lovely idea and so pretty Photos .
I wish Your whole year Will be Full of happiness ,Beauty and blessing!

Kerri said...

OMGosh this is such a cute idea, I love it!!! I can tell you had a wonderful New Years Eve and I hope that 2014 brings you much happiness and joy!!

xoxo
Kerri

Imogen said...

Wow Jess that’s the best idea ever. I’m finding that going out on new years eve is somewhat overrated so I love this idea. I adore how you went to so much effort with the place cards and the menus and decorations. This sounds perfect.

Deserae said...

What a wonderful way to spend the night in and so romantic too :o)
Happy New Year!
~Des

White Lace and Promises said...

Love your creativity. The way you made tea light holders out of your glasses. Perfect. I find your blog encouraging. I always look for other women of faith to share my heart with. I will be following you and hope you'll drop by White Lace and Promises.

Happy New Year!
Bonnie