New Year’s Eve goes down in my books as my favorite evening for entertaining. Some years I plan an elegant sit down dinner, but my preferred is to serve dazzling hors d’oeuvres. And too, I love to glam up the unexpected and make things sparkly and fabulous.
One wouldn’t think twice about tossing a less than pretty oyster shell. Not so fast. Giving these oyster shells a good soapy scrub and then a shiny coat of gold metallic spray paint, these little gems make the perfect coaster for a white chocolate truffle. Pennies on the dollar, if any pennies at all. Head to a local restaurant that serves oysters on the half shell and ask them to save the shells they would normally discard. Free to fab with the help of some gold paint.
Want some more New Year’s Eve entertaining ideas? Here are 75 New Year’s Eve party ideas that are so beautiful and very easy to do. Each photo and idea is better than the next. Sublime inspiration!
Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!