Disco Ball Sparkle

although it's still technically christmas as this post goes up, the season is swiftly coming to an end.  the one reason christmas on a wednesday isn't cool, in my opinion, because i've got to be back and work bright and early on december 26.  sigh.  who's really productive during the post-christmas haze?

i love christmas so to ease my depression at it's end, and the return to work mere hours later, i'm throwing myself wholeheartedly into new years eve.  people really have a love hate relationship with this holiday.  they either (like myself) don the sparkly dresses and drink champagne while blowing noisemakers and counting down to the ball drop, or they stay home and go to bed early, wondering why people care so much and waste so much money on overpriced tacky drunken ballroom parties (like john, but i'll tell you right now who's winning that one).  i fully enjoy this holiday but i do see the downside.  for the same reason i see the downside in many other holidays and events - people.  have i mentioned my disdain for people?  especially in groups?  just call me dwight.


i'm definitely past the years of ballroom parties at hotels downtown.  too crowded, too expensive, no cabs, hard to get a cocktail, drinks are watered down and my personal pet peeve - full of people who are either freshly 21 or who never go out all year except nye and thus might as well be freshly 21.  i am neither of those things, and staying up (far) past midnight to toast and celebrate is an every saturday occurrence for me.  so my feelings towards people who can't keep it together and are falling over themselves by 11 pm border on hostile.

but that's not to say i don't want to celebrate.  i do.  just... only with people i like.  my personal favorite new years in recent memory was the one i hosted.  night of 1000 jello shots.  cause, ya know, crowd control and jello shot flip cup.  and the ability to change into my footie pjs on a whim.  i wasn't on the ball enough this year to have a hosted party all planned up (that is so unlike me.)  i'm not above crashing monica's party.  although, she did invite me so it's not actually crashing, right?  it's roaring 20s themed.  like, gatsby.  i need the appropriate attire.


(these are all from rent the runway.)  so i may not be 20s themed, but at least i'll sparkle like a disco ball!

alternatively, i could wear my infamous onesie and sip bourbon in the local dive bar.  choices, choices.

what are you wearing and what are you doing this  year?  where do you stand on the love hate new years eve spectrum?

25 comments

  1. Merry Christmas to you, lady!
    Back to work tomorrow? Oh boo!! Hope your day takes it super easy on you tomorrow!

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  2. I'm so sad Christmas is almost over. I took off work the next two days to get over my sadness lol! But really, I love Christmas.

    I also love that first sparkly dress!!

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  3. I don't wanna rub it in that I don't have to work tomorrow so I won't... ;)
    Hope you celebrated Jesus's big day in style! Ugh New Years... Seriously, I don't have money to go out; not do I have a nothing adorable to wear so that's out. House party it is!

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  4. My mom always puts together an epic family night for NYE. My family stays at home and does all sorts of fun stuff til midnight arrives. (I'm actually talking about it on my blog tomorrow.) There's no drinking or jello shots - or even cute fancy dresses - but there's lots of laughter and my family looks forward to it all year long.
    I hope you had a Merry Christmas and find the perfect dress to wear to the 20s themed party!

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  5. Because footie jammies completely rock. *nods*
    Anyway, no plans right now - a maybe get together with BF, but...that is it!

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  6. we go to a tame new years party that is also kid-friendly. which means that we do a count down at 8pm, yell a pretend "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" and then everyone goes home. at least we get to chat with adults for a few hours while the kids destroy the host's basement.

    which actually works out for me because of my 930pm lame bedtime :D

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. I never go out for New Year's, usually it's me, my sister, and Ryan Seacrest. As a matter of fact that's the plan for this year too!

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  8. I'm back to work today too... At least I get to go in late. And traffic shouldn't suck, so there's a win.

    I used to hate NYE- but those were the years where I spent $100 downtown at some lame no cab having bar. This year- party at a friends house! Complete with bed to stay the night in. Win/win, my friend.

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  9. I'm waiting for you! Lamenting the fact that it somehow feels like I've been at work for four hours already but it's not even 9 yet ugh!!! We're staying home this year and organizing! With all the Christmas fun we've become little slackers on that, especially Kevin!

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  10. I usually don't go out for new years for the reason that you mentioned. People! I hate being around a bunch of people that only go out once a year as well. It costs ridiculous amounts of money to be around said annoying people too! We are usually in Gatlinburg with my husbands family on NYE and have a party of our own at the cabin we are renting. Away from people. And drunk drivers!

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  11. I'm at work today too! You're not alone!

    NYE is my birthday... I usually err on the hate side of the relationship because my birthday always seems to get overshadowed by everyone celebrating the new year. Brat much? One of my good friends is turning 21 on NYE so I promised her we would do something, but nothing crazy because she's a nurse and has to work on the 1st and I still have one more family Christmas to get through that day!

    My favorite of those dresses is the third one. I want it for myself!

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  12. Dude. People are the worst. One of the reasons I love blogging so much is that you can actually find the good ones out there. In "real" life, the general public sucks donkey dick. Bahumbug! ;P

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  13. i am indifferent with this holiday. last year i went to sleep at 11 pm, but all the years before i went to parties! i am so excited for this nye this year though to kiss my fiance at midnight! i've never kissed anyone at midnight before!

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    1. Aww!! That's a sweet reason to want to celebrate! YAY!

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  14. I still don't know what we're doing for nye. I'm also grumpy and hate people/crowds so we'll probably eat an early dinner and fall asleep on the couch around 11 pm haha. super exciting! maybe i'll get dressed up at least :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  15. We never go out, the Mummer's Parade is bright and early on NYD so we are always geared towards that.

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  16. I love celebrating New Years! this year Randy, Melissa, myself, and friends are going to downtown Cleveland to celebrate.. taking a cab down.. should be a great time!

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  17. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with New Years. The freshly 21 and "might as well be freshly 21" are the hate part of that relationship. But I love the excuse to go all out with the sparkles and pop champagne while the ball drops. This year I think I'll just do that from the comfort of my own home!

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  18. I still don't know what I'm doing. Both girls have parties to go to, but that means I have to pick them up by 10 this next morning. I'm not excited about that plan. Usually Greg and his friends play music at a party and I tag along. I really need a shirt that says I'm with the band or Band Groupie.

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  19. "...staying up (far) past midnight to toast and celebrate is an every saturday occurrence for me." Holla! We're totally BFFS.

    I hate going to crowded places, ESPECIALLY when there are amateurs crawling all over the place. Like, didn't these people practice drinking before turning 21 and going out in public? I know I did.

    I'm still not entirely sure of what we're doing for NYE. Usually we just have a little get together with a lot of booze. That's probably the plan again this year.

    ♥ Duckie.

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    1. Hahaha YES practice!! My entire freshman and sophomore year of college was full of practice. Can't go around embarrassing yourself.
      I like your plan for this year, that's what we're leaning towards too. The crowds are just too much. I love the celebrating, but the people are just... not enjoyable.

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  20. I usually don't go out because I hate the crowds too. I usually end up at a friends house or stay home. I love the first dress though a onesie in a dive bar sounds kinda awesome!

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  21. Mike works New Years Eve....boooo!! And all my friends are in a relationship so either way I'm going to be the 3rd wheel. Or the 9th wheel. Some odd number. haha. Have fun!!

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  22. I vote onsie at a dive bar.. but maybe a sparkly onsie?

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  23. Great dress options! I'm staying in this year, going to a low key party at my sister's house. Not that exciting, but lots of booze and no driving once I get there!

    -AJ

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