03 January 2014

New Year's Eve Party (31 Dec 2013)

Happy Foodie New Year!

My brother had a casual house party for New Year's Eve which has distant views of the city skyline to view the fireworks. The theme was 'alcohol' and there was definitely no shortage of it. I raided my home bar of spirits and his good friend Ana made 100 vodka jelly shots which was crazy — and no we didn't get through them all, thankfully. Lots of snacks from Costco and the fridge was fully stocked of champagne, beers and wine. I made a few 2 shot mojitos  for the friends and unfortunately burnt the pastizzi after not hearing the oven timer when distracted by the 9 pm fireworks. They still tasted OK though or perhaps my drunk palate was not discerning enough. Glow sticks always add a bit of retro fun to the night and make for some cool time lapse photos. 

I hope you all had a great time as well and were able to share with your friends and loved ones to welcome in the new year. May it be full of happy eats and wonderful new memories.

PROS: Watching fireworks is always cool
CONS: Someone has to clean up the mess at a house party
MUST TRY: Costco is really cheap

Distant view of the city to watch the fireworks

Simon's bar — name your poison!

Champagne on standby for midnight celebrations

I do love my Henkell

Fully stocked fridge and ready for party action

Party food, glow sticks and party poppers

Esky filled and chilling

Sugar hit backup

Cocktail making station

Sinks make for a great area to chill your mixers

First drink of the night — Pimms and lemonade

Ana created the 'Anateaser'

Cheers! The sippy cup was my daughters

Somebody got a little clumsy with her milk — Baby Taxi!

Mango dacquiri

Frangelico with soda and fresh lime

Mojito with Barcardi, fresh lime, mint, sugar and soda

Mojito cheers

Dips from Costco were pretty good

Proscuitto from Pino's Dolce Vita, assorted cheese and stuffed olives

9 pm fireworks

Somebody burnt the pastizzi — my bad

Jugernauts and my brother in charge of music

Glow stick photo time

Costco dumpling time

Glow stick dance floor

Midnight champagne time

Midnight cheers

Midnight fireworks

I hope that's fireworks or is the city on fire?


sara | Belly Rumbles said...

'The theme was alcohol" priceless! Happy New Year Simon, to you and the little family.

gaby @ lateraleating said...

Happy New Year, Simon! You definitely had more alcohol in your party than we did... and we were more people! But we did have more food :)

Shanshan Lam said...

Happy belated new year Simon! Love alcohol theme!

chocolatesuze said...

haha i love your alcohol theme! happy new year simon!

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Happy new year Simon and woohoo! Jelly shots! Also love the sippy cup!

Amy zhong said...

happy new year! looks like u definitely had a great time!

Simon Leong said...

hi sara, best theme of all

hi gaby, truth be told we sadly didn't get through it all

hi shanshan, hope you have a fantastic new year shead

hi chocolatesuze, happy new year to you too. see you around the foodie traps

hi helen, i think by the end of the night we should have all had sippy cups

hi amy, always a fun time when a bit of alcohol is involved

Simon Food Favourites Map

View Simon Food Favourites in a larger map Key: BLUE - Location visit and review PINK - Simon Favourites and places offering something special

Small Bars in Sydney map

View Small Bars in Sydney in a larger map