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Comme Soie, the blogger duo, shows you how to kick off the new year with festive decorations.
2020 – what a year it has been. Some people will be looking forward to starting the new year with fresh energy. Even if on a smaller scale, we are also looking forward to this year’s New Year’s Eve and celebrating with the family at home. But decorations will still be used. And how. We’ll show you how to turn an old syrup bottle into an attractive table decoration, use old champagne corks to create place cards, and how to sweeten New Year’s Eve with snacks and give-aways. And the meal will be a celebration too. We’re serving a wonderfully tasty porcini mushroom soup with crispy parmesan crisps, a rather different buckwheat risotto with oven-roasted parsnip and chocolate fondant to finish. And if anyone still hasn’t snacked enough, they can eat the pretty cake pops at the end.
What can you do with all the glass bottles you collected over the summer? Table decorations! We fill the bottles with water and put a eucalyptus branch in each. And a candle on top to crown it. What if not all the bottles are the same size? No problem! The different heights make the overall appearance much more interesting. We put a few cake pops in smaller bottles. Edible table decorations? Yes please! But please only eat them at the end, because they’re sooo pretty.
We don’t use a tablecloth. On the one hand we like the rustic wood-look, and we’re also of a practical bent, because candle wax can drip down from the bottles onto the table. You can simply use the back of a knife to remove the wax from the wooden table. We roll up the serviettes and tie them loosely with a ribbon. We use a sharp knife to cut a slit into an old champagne cork and stick the place card in. A small eucalyptus branch suits the “centrepiece”.
Fill small bags with spicy popcorn as a little give-away for guests. The combo goes perfectly with the welcome drink made with pear and vodka.
Cheers! Here’s to a cracking new year.
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