Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

New Year's Eve! Gorgeous games night

I had so much fun the other weekend putting together a gorgeous New Year's Eve party shoot with my friends Jenni and Kelsey, and our new photographer friend Mary Boyden (OMG, check out her work!). With Jenni's party-throwing skills, Kelsey's style and calligraphy, my house and dessert recipe, and some pretty furniture and pieces from Something Borrowed, we put together a lovely shoot for Mary to photograph!

We did a games night theme because honestly, what do folks like us normally want to do on New Year's Eve? Rather than go out dancing or drinking in tight miniskirts and pointy heels, we're more likely to have friends over for delicious food and something simple like a games night. But there's no reason it can't be beautiful!!

Jenni's been on an oyster kick recently. And she did a recipe for the topping for these--Oysters with Tabasco Shaved Ice.

We did drink recipes, too. Check out Jenni's blog and Kelsey's blog for those this week!

We were seeing so many black and gold NYE themed shoots and decor, so we decided to do something different and light. Very little gold, most of the sparkle from silver, white, and glass pieces. Including some amazing champagne glasses that were Kelsey's great-great grandmother's.

I made a delish dessert, recipe coming up later this week!

Jenni does the best printables, like this sweet framed sign. You can download all these party materials on her blog here! See Kelsey's post about the shoot here. I love her personal writing to go along with it, too.

And of course we needed confetti!

And party horns.

Happy New Year!
Gorgeous photos by Mary Boyden.

Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed - Website, Facebook, Instagram
Cocktail Napkins: Hen House Linens— Website
Love Print: Jen Ramos of MadeByGirl
Calligraphy: Kelsey of Ladies in Navy
Printables: Jenni of A Well Crafted Party

Kelsey of Ladies in Navy: Blog, Facebook, Instagram
Jenni of A Well Crafted Party: Blog, Facebook, Instagram


  1. Love the confetti, and the fact that Diplomacy was not a game played!

  2. This was such a fun shoot to do. Your beautiful home was the perfect backdrop. Thanks for including me!

  3. I love the one with you guys on the couch. So cute!

  4. Love these pics! I can tell you had a lot of fun with this. Happy New Year to you!

  5. Cute, cute, cute! How long did it take to clean up that confetti? :) I loved the photos and all the ideas. A handful of our NYE's have been with close friends and games and it's always a great night.

  6. The confetti photos are the BEST!!!! Really and truly the best!!!


  7. Hehe. The confetti appeared to be cleaned up pretty easily but we've found several pieces all over since!

    Games nights are great!




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