New Year’s is just a few days away. If you’re entertaining there are some things to remember.
Make sure your champagne flutes are clean and dry, and that you have at least one decent bottle of champagne to begin the night with as well as less expensive bottles as the night moves on. Prime the champagne by pouring a little into a flute and letting the bubbles subside. Then pour the glass to about three-quarters fullness. Hopefully your guests will have brought extra bottles as gifts for host, but there’s also the chance they’ll bring wine, whiskey or any other kind of present, from tabletop accessories to a glass cake stand with dessert.
Your home should be clean now so that on New Year’s Eve you can give everything a quick wipe down to make it spic-and-span. Depending on whether you are having dinner with friends or just amuse-bouches and canapes, now is the time to prepare. Go out and buy all of your ingredients and find your recipes.
Party hats and kazoos or other noisemakers are also fun. And if you want to save the champagne for after midnight, you may consider making a punch or cocktails, with the proper barware of course.