Simple decorations such as white oversized bows, hanging strings of white lights and white candles enhance a winter-white themed celebration. Adding a sparkly glow to dessert foods with white birthday or number candles, not only enhances the atmosphere, it also gives the kids a task at the stroke of midnight — blowing out candles.
Having alcohol-free versions of cocktails are a perfect accompaniment for those who do not drink alcohol and a nice alternative for designated drivers.
Hosts that make arrangements ahead of time for safe transportation home will ensure that everyone has stress-free end to the celebration.
Ringing in 2013 should be equal parts celebration and rejoicing in the fact that the world did not come to end on Dec. 21, as some say the Mayan calendar predicted.