#CBLoves | New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Wether you’re staying in or going out this New Year’s Eve, we hope you have a wonderful time! As we bid farewell to 2014, we expect we’ll indulge in a tipple or two – and the morning after, we’ll no doubt be going in search of some healthy fare and detoxifying elixirs. We’ll be following the advice of some of our favourite bloggers for some New Year’s Eve party inspiration, starting with…

Rachel Phipps

Rachel Phipps has kindly done the research and come up with four of the best sparkling wines and champagnes for under £20-ish. And if you want an interesting alternative to punch, cocktails or just plain bubbly, how about these grown-up champagne jelly shots from Erica’s Sweet Tooth? Make sure you get out the edible glitter to make them truly amazing!

Erica Sweet Tooth Champagne Shots

If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party, make sure you set up a photo backdrop wall, like this stunning gold sequin wall from Oh Happy Day.

Oh happy Day Photo Backdrop

New Year’s Day calls for a change of pace, starting with brunch!

Smitten Kitchen Eggs


This recipe for baked eggs with mushrooms and spinach from Smitten Kitchen has been tried and tested multiple times by the CB team, and we can confirm it’s a hit! Try adding some diced fried potato if you’re cooking for a bigger crowd, and some chorizo chunks wouldn’t go amiss, either!

If you’re feeling a little delicate, or want to counteract the effects of overindulging, try switching your regular glass of water for a fruit infused alternative. We love this orange and blueberry infusion from The Peach Kitchen.



And finally, wind down at the end of New Year’s Day with an at-home spa pampering session, so you can start the year relaxed and ready to take on anything! In this video from the CB archives, Emily shares her tips for a successful at-home pampering sesh!