Happy New Year

It’s a new year! Time for new beginnings and a fresh start for all. Here’s to us, my friends! May 2014 bring health, happiness, and prosperity to all. Here’s hoping this upcoming year is our best year ever!

happy-new-year-2014---retro-card_894136I am not one for making resolutions or following any particular new year traditions. Mom, however, made sure to scare away all evil spirits at midnight and greeted the proper First Footer this morning, ensuring good luck for the upcoming year. Little confession from me, though…although I was semi-conscious at the stroke of midnight, I greeted the arrival of the new year from the safe, cozy, snug confines of my bed. Not much of a party going on here. 🙂


I do, however, have a fun and festive party idea to share with you today that I made for the Authentique blog. These cute party cones make a great party favor for any occasion. I could so see these done up in silver and gold and filled with streamers, poppers, and noisemakers for New Year’s. Or perhaps made in pink or blue for a baby shower, or colors matching a wedding party…

AudreyPettit-Wishes-PartyCones2Or in my case, done up for a birthday celebration using Authentique’s adorable new birthday collection, Wishes.

AudreyPettit-Wishes-PartyCones3The cones are the perfect size for holding lots of treats and sweets or homemade baked goods. I tucked mine upright into a glass to place at each place setting, but they would also look cute laying on a plate, tied up with a napkin, and they make a great take-away gift for your party guests. Love a versatile project, like that.

AudreyPettit-Wishes-PartyCones4I’ve got more details and step-by-step directions up on the Authentique blog, if you’d like to see more.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! I am ever grateful for your visits and friendship! Happy New Year!

16 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. CUTE party cones! Love all the colors and the fun festive paper! Wishing you a family a wonderful New Year filled with many blessings, hugs!

  2. Love these party cones! We all fell asleep here well before midnight New Year’s Eve. I was the only one who woke up about five minutes before midnight but went back to sleep. No party animals here! Happy New Year!

  3. Oh my, this would delight any birthday-er!!! What gorgeous colours and ingenious decorations. We had a quiet night too…. the fireworks we could see from our front windows which was lovely! Very happy New Year to you – wishing you health and happiness in the year ahead xx

  4. Goodies and pinwheels too! Yippee! LOL How fun are these! You know besides being an interior decorator you could also be a party planner. 🙂 Total fun Audrey. Wishing you the best for 2014!

  5. Happy 2014 my friend! Those look so yummy! And festive!

    P/s: Love your mom’s “tradition” for ensuring good luck for the year…gotta remember for next year…or does it work on the second day? *winks*

  6. Oh these look absolutely darling! It’s been forever since I made some, and just recently made some for gifts. Your details are so awesome! Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year, Audrey! I LOVE your party cones. These are the most festive ones I’ve seen. And for so many occasions. You always inspire me. You make me want to do more. Oh, yeah, compared to me, you’re a party animal. I was sound asleep at the stroke of midnight. lol

  8. Happy New year to you and your family Audrey! I love these cones; they are so versatile and perfect for so many occasions. And the pinwheels you used on the conns; sigh…:)

  9. Audrey – I love your blog. Found your site in the January 2013 CARDS magazine. I save them all you see! Your creations are wonderful. Happy New Year.

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