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Fun Ways to Throw a NYE Party at Home

Jenny Schroeder

It’s hard to believe 2015 is upon us! It seems like I just celebrated New Year’s Eve 2014 not that long ago. I’m sure everyone has their own traditions and ideas about how to celebrate New Year’s Eve, why not think outside the box this year? Here are some of my ideas, recipes, and some useful products from NFM that can help you host a rockin’ New Year’s Eve party at home!

Try making sparkling cotton candy drinks! Take some cotton candy and place it in a glass. Pour carbonated water on it and watch it turn different colors and fizz.

Why not make a carbonated beverage at home to add some fizz to your party? With the SodaStream Source Soda Maker you can create the perfect amount of fizz for your party. The handy LED indicator shows the level of carbonation.

If you don’t want to stay up until midnight (especially if you have kids) why not have a “Noon Year’s Eve” party. Throw some karaoke into the mix with the Singing Machine Bluetooth Streaming Karoke Machine and it will feel like it’s midnight!

Have a DIY balloon drop and then try out some new board games like Ludo. It’s a fun way to get everybody involved with a game that’s easy to learn!

Cook up good luck New Year’s Eve dinner using a Le Creuset 20 qt. Stockpot. Here is a classic good luck recipe that is perfect for these cold winter days.

Black Eyed Pea Gumbo 
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Photo Source: www.katieeats.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans black-eyed peas with liquid
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion, pepper, and celery until tender. Pour in the chicken broth and mix in rice, black-eyed peas with liquid, diced tomatoes and green chiles, diced tomatoes, and garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Add water if soup is too thick.
Recipe via: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/black-eyed-pea-gumbo/

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