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I think this was my happiest New Years Eve ever. We always seem to be scrambling last minute for plans, so this year we decided to host a party. Sparkly decorations, tasty food, and 40+ of our friends crammed into our 700 square foot abode - it really doesn't get any better. We toasted Prosecco as the clock struck twelve and then threw on our favourite song of the New Year. It felt like we were in a movie. (When I tried to play the beautiful ballad a second time, people told me the song was 'boring' - a swift reality check, haha!).

49 comments:

  1. lovely. seriously.
    -jocee <3

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  2. wow great pictures, looks like fun!

    xoxo
    morgan<3

    littlealpaca.blogspot.com

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  3. The party looks amazing. Absolutely love the food table cloth! Super cute, lady! Happy New Year!

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  4. Aw! This looks like a seriously fantastic new years eve party, and I can't believe all the food, nom nom nom, xo!

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  5. you guys are the cutest! best sparkly new years party ever!

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  6. Such a beautiful song, and seriously so impressed with your party! Happy New Year!! :)

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  7. I seriously love the food table. What a brilliant idea! Happy New Year!

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  8. It looks like you guys host the best get-togethers. Happy New Year, Janis!

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  10. I'm so glad I found your blog, Janis. In love with everything about this post. That spread looks incredible and you and your friends look so cozy. It sounds like you guys had a great time! Plus, I love the song! (:

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  11. love the garland!!!
    happy happy 2012.

    xo
    sami

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  12. Oh my goodness. This looks like one of the best new year's eve parties ever. You guys are so cute! The chalkboard table, the garland!
    Ahhh, I love it all.

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  13. what a wonderful party! your friends are the luckiest!

    happy happy new year, friend!
    oh, how i love that version of auld lang syne!

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  14. This looks like such a fun party! Absolutely love the decorations

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  15. Beautiful spread, decor, and people! I knew it would be awesome!

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  16. ah i love all the new years decor! it looks awesome :)

    annnd everything looks delicious.. so fun!

    happy 2012 :)

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  17. so wonderful and happy. just love it!

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  18. Looks like too much fun. I love the chalkboards!!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  19. you are really creative!!
    happy new year!

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  20. i love absolutely everything about your NYE party! Totally bookmarking it to use as inspiration for next year - when I plan on hosting my first NYE party :)

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  21. What a beautiful time it looks like you had. Seriously, your whole life looks like a movie!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  22. Your blog is so inspirational!

    I can't wait to throw a party like this myself one day!

    X Mandy
    http://mandykoster.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a nice collection of photos. I liked the table setting so much, you must have had a busy day preparing everything!

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  24. aw, such fun. love hearing about your party adventures. :)

    here's to a happy new year!

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  25. I just found your blog and it's absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing! And happy new year :)

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  26. looks like a magical evening! :)

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  27. WOW I wish I was your friend!! Happy New Year :)

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  28. Every time you have a party I wish I was there!
    Looks like an awesome time. Love the decorations!!

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  29. I think these are the best party decorations I've seen so far. you are so inspiring. Happy New Year!
    XOXO

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  30. Looks like a wonderful way to ring in the new year!!
    <3 from Lenore St

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  31. Wow! You know how to put on a spread!!!! Happy New Year!

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  32. Your blog, your photos, videos are so sweet, nice and inspiring, especially these ones, I really love them! This post inspires me to host a party this year, too. Hopefully by that time we live together with my man, so it will be possible. :)))
    I wish you all the best!
    Kinga

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  33. These are such great photos! It looks like you had a really great day: )

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  34. How cute and fun is this party?!? Love it! Your blog is great! Just stumble upon you....and weird thing (well maybe it's a Manitoba thing) is that I think we used to work together for a little bit a while back at the Movement Centre?!? You had long hair then but the short is SO cute!

    Kelli

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  35. drooling. i'm definitely going to copycat it all. i love this.

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  36. i am just obsessed with all of this! i especially love the chalkboard table - did you do that yourself!

    you lead such a beautiful life - happy 2012!

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  37. @Lauren: We did make the chalkboard table! It's just a piece of plywood painted with chalkboard paint!

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  38. I love the chalkboard table!

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  39. Great photos!! Really loving the drink and be merry chalk board! It's adorable!

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  40. how cute and fun! this looks like it was an awesome party to be at!

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  41. Just took a few minutes to look through your photos and they're so beautiful! I love the styling of your images and how you really capture a feeling in your posts.. What kind of camera/lens do you use? I've been indecisive for months about which to get, lol. :-) Definitely adding you to my google.. maybe follow each other?..let's talk soon!

    Hugs from NYC!
    TravelDesignery.com

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    1. Hi Lorena!

      We use a Canon 5D mkii. We typically use a 50mm f/1.4 lens, but we will occasionally use a 35mm or an 85mm, or a 24-70 lens.

      I'll definitely pop by your blog! :)

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