Gabriella Lascano

beauty lifestyle fashion & NYC



I wanted to bring in the New Year with Good Food, Good Friends, and Good Fashion. 
So I filled my home with all three plus balloons and lots of Champagne. As you already know I love hosting, from cooking to entertaining there isn't one part of it that I hate. I pulled out all of my favorite pieces Flatware, Stemware, and Serveware alike to bring in the New Year surrounded by all of the things I love. 

1. BALLOONS! - Everyone gets into the party mood when balloons are present! They instantly remind you of fun and childhood freedom and celebration! AND they're cheaper than other decorations and fill up more space.

2. MUSIC - Have your google home hub readily available or Alexa so your friends can scream out the songs they want to hear, your google home hub also plays YouTube music videos so you and your friends can take a trip down memory lane with fun 90s music videos; OR have your speaker connected to bluetooth and pass around your phone so everyone has a chance to play DJ! You'll have a lot more fun if everyone gets to hear their favorite song!

3. FOOD!- Obv if people are drinking they NEED food, and when you're younger chips and dip is enough but by your late 20s step it up with finger foods. Grab some pre-made mini chicken sandwiches, make a cheese plate, and mini tacos, (I made these) and your guests will thank you!!! 

4. DRINKS- You wanna enjoy yourself and definitely don't want to be playing dj, caterer, and bartender all night, so by making your dining table the "hub" where everyone can serve themselves, you'll have a lot more fun and your friends can serve themselves food and drinks. Use a drink dispenser to make one batch of a signature cocktail, and then stock your bar cart with a few staple drinks like whiskey, vodka and wine, so everyone can make their own drinks!

5. TALK!- I know, I know, you wanna JAM and eat! BUT if you're in good company chances are there will be good conversation! and that means allowing the conversation to run! If people are struggling to speak over loud music be aware, lower it, let everyone talk and then raise it up again when the time is right! Thats one of the best parts of house parties- actually being with people you like and actually wanting to talk to them! 

6. LET LOOSE! - Have fun, don't take anything anyone says personal, take pics, dance like a child, and be safe. Life's long and fun if you're doing it right. 

happy 2019

 I wanted to keep things light so I flooded the table with hors d'oeuvres and desserts that way  everyone could focus on the most important part of the night, Dancing.

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