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A New Year’s Seductive Celebration

New Year's Table for TwoA seductive table for two is the perfect way to ring in the New Year with the one you love, all you need to do is create the atmosphere for romance. Atmosphere is everything! All you need to do to create the ambiance is my five must-haves color, fabric, lighting, music, and flowers. For a New Year’s celebration don’t be afraid of going over the top-sometimes a surge of sparkle and extravagance will heighten your senses and transport you into a romantic fairytale full of glitz and glamour you’ve only been dreaming about.

Color: The colors you choose for your seductive tablescape will set
the vibe for your dining experience. For a festive New Year’s celebration, add some sparkle. Choose a setting of black or white and add some gold and silver to draw your attention and evoke a sensual response.

Fabric: Linens can add that bit of pizzazz to spice up your table.
Fabric is one of the must-haves where you can include a little glitz-and glam. Add the shimmer in your tablecloth, placemats or napkins.

Lighting: Candles are one of my most essential must-haves when
creating a seductive home, seductive table for two, or sensual
celebration! There’s nothing like the flicker of candlelight! Candles in votives placed in large quantities all over the room is a fabulous way to illuminate your celebration, create drama and bring on the “wow” factor.

Music: Decorate your table with sound. Not only can music ripple
through a room with incredible power, but it can also bring a new
spark to your relationship. A personalized playlist for New Year’s eve will help create the ambience you desire.

Moll Anderson New Year's ChampagneFlowers: The sensual smell of flowers is a must. Every table needs a focal point, and a beautiful centerpiece of flowers will set the tone for the table.

For a celebration for New Year’s, don’t forget to add a touch of playfulness to your table for your New Year’s celebration. Incorporate unexpected and whimsical elements like clocks that countdown to a kiss, and party horns, confetti and personalized place cards. This is one of those times that there is truly no excuse for not creating a seductively festive setting. Start this New Year off right with a resolution for romance!

Find more entertaining tips and recipes for romance, order your copy of my new book, Seductive Tables For Two.

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Labor Day "Wear Your White" Party

Throw a “Wear Your White” Labor Day Party

Labor Day "Wear Your White" PartyYou’ve always heard that you can’t wear white after Labor Day. And while that may be an arbitrary and oft ignored fashion fable, you can play it up with this creative Labor Day party idea.

Fire up the grill, gather up the family and dress up in all white. Why, you ask? Well, you might as well wear all those blanco blouses, cloud-colored camis and pearly pumps before Labor Day hits and doing so would be deemed a fashion foible. For this pallid party idea, all you need is an assortment of white food, some white decorations and a group of good-humored friends.

For samples of these ideas, browse our accompanying Pinterest Board.

The Invitations: Send stark white invitations in white envelopes. In the center of each card, type in small black (or cream, if you have a color printer) ink – “Please Join Us for a Labor Day ‘Wear Your White’ Party.” Make it as simple as possible, just including the major details like the time and place.

The Decor: Depending on how festive you want to get for your Labor Day party, you can go as white as you want with the decor. One inexpensive decoration that has a big impact is white balloons. Grouped together, they look surprisingly classy in all white. You can also hang white lanterns or decorate with white lights. Use white plates, serving dishes, napkins and even white plastic silverware. Pull out your white milky glass vases and fill them with white flowers–even baby’s breath has a wow factor when bunched all together.

The Food: Again, your choices here will have a lot to do with what kind of party you’re having (inside or outside, fancy or casual) but your options are endless. For appetizers, the options range from Swiss cheese fondue to a veggie plate with light veggies like cauliflower and cucumbers to cucumber sandwiches and crackers and cheese. For your main course, grill chicken or bake white chicken pizzas for the crowd. Dessert is where it gets really fun. Serve vanilla ice cream and white sprinkles or sugar cookies or all-white cupcakes with white frosting. Anything with white chocolate or coconut is a great option as well.

However you approach it, a “Wear Your White” Labor Day party is a great reason to gather some friends, have a little fun and let your creativity take charge.