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4 New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails

4 Champagne Cocktails for New Year's

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These champagne cocktails are the perfect way to ring in New Year’s. Or if you don’t need a special occasion to celebrate and pop the bubbly, then anytime! Scroll down to see 4 New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails to start your new year off right!

4 New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails

1.) Pop in your mouth Champs

4 New Years Eve Champagne Cocktails with pop rocks

This cocktail looks just like confetti and is fun for any celebration!


  • Agave
  • Pop rocks
  • Champagne
  • Sprite

Start by rimming your glass with some agave then roll the rim of the glass onto a plate of pop rocks.  Fill your glass with bubbly. Add a splash of Sprite for an extra punch!


2.) Pretty rock candy Champs

4 Champagne cocktails for New Year's or any celebration - champagne and rock candy stick

Pretty and sweet! This was my last year’s New Year’s cocktail and is perfect if you want to feel fancy.


Rim your glass with agave or honey then roll the rim of the glass onto a plate of edible gold glitter. Fill the glass with champagne or prosecco. Add a pretty rock candy stick.


3.) Festive winter bubbly

4 New Years Eve Champagne Cocktails with rosemary and pomegranate

This is the easiest most festive bubbly drink for the holidays.


  • Champagne
  • Pomegranate aerils
  • Sprig of rosemary

In an empty glass, add a spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Fill the glass with champagne. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.


4.) St Germain Fruit Spritz

4 New Years Eve Champagne cocktails champagne with St Germain

This is floral and bubbly, and not only would it be a fantastic New Year’s cocktail but a refreshing spring or summer drink as well! If you haven’t tried St Germain it’s a delicious elderflower liqueur and it pairs beautifully with champagne.


  • Italian ice (I prefer lemon flavor but strawberry works well too)
  • 1 shot St Germain
  • Champagne

In a glass, add a scoop of Italian ice and 1 shot of St. Germain. Fill the rest of your glass with champagne.


Cheers to a happy and healthy 2023 my friends!!!

And remember I love to see what you create! So if you make any of these cocktails, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny-nest.


Linking my coupe glasses and some other fun things below

New Years Eve champagne cocktail coupe glasses champagne cocktails disco ball stirrer edible gold glitter for drinks


And if you’re staying home for New Years or looking for ideas for the kids, check out this post featuring my milk and cookies mocktail.


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1 In New Years

6 Fun New Years Ideas at Home

7 Fun New Years Ideas at Home

I was never really one to go out on New Year’s Eve. Even before kids I would much rather stay home in my pajamas, get some takeout and watch the ball drop from my couch. Now I’m lucky if I can make it til midnight. Below I’m sharing 6 fun ideas for your New Years at home! There’s mocktails, slime and a free printable and more!

Here are 6 fun Ideas to Ring in the New Year at Home


1.) Have a smorgasboard- instead of a fancy dinner, do a bunch of appetizers. To me it feels more indulgent to have an array of picky foods. Set up a grazing table or a big charcuterie board. We also will do fondue and a few things from Chinese takeout.


2.) Do a Champagne Saber This may seem a little bougee and you may only use it once a year, but how fun?? And you can get one right on Amazon, who knew?


3.) Festive mocktails – apple cider and gummy bears, milk and cookies, the sky is the limit! Here are a few of my favorites we’ve done. Click for this fun cotton candy drink. Or make milk and cookies fun by dipping the rims of glasses into marshmallow fluff and then sprinkles!

New Years Eve Mocktails Cookies and Milk Toast


4.) Make a vision board or write out your intentions. – I have been doing this for a few years now. I usually pick a word for the year and then right out all of the things that I want to accomplish or manifest. I keep it visible right on a board in my office and look at it daily. It’s amazing the goals and things that I’ve been able to cross off.


5.) Make Disco Slime – Sure it’s a little messy but the kids loved it! Check out the easy directions below:

New Years Disco Glitter Slime


  • 3/4 cup glue
  • 1 1/2 tbsp contact solution
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • water
  • glitter


  1. In a bowl mix together glue and contact solution.
  2. Sprinkle in baking soda and a few splashes of water. (I didn’t measure the water but add more if you want your slime to be more stretchy.)
  3. Sprinkle in glitter and mix together.
  4. The slime solution will start out really sticky at first but the more you mix it will come together.
  5. Add some contact solution to your hands before working the slime so that it doesn’t stick as much. The more you play with it it will become less sticky.
  6. I usually store in an airtight container for a few days.


6.) Annual Recap with the kids – I have been doing this for a few years now and it’s fun to see the kid’s responses over the years.  Click to download my free printable New Years Recap

2021 in review - free printable kids New Years interview


Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!

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6 In Lifestyle/ New Years

2019, that’s a wrap. Hello 2020.

girl in floral dress holding a glass of wine


That’s a wrap. What a year it has been.

If you were to ask me to choose one word to define the year I’d say “GROWTH”. We grew our family with the birth of Maverick, I grew personally, and I grew as a woman in business with my blog and the start of my Etsy shop.

If you were to ask me 10 years ago where I saw myself, I didn’t necessarily see children in the picture. Now, I can’t imagine my life without them and I feel like I am who I was meant to be (not to sound cliche). This past year, becoming a mom for the second time, I’ve learned to embrace the chaos, the messy and imperfect. A far cry from the punctual, perfectionist I was before. I’ve learned to balance life with two kids, a career, being a wife, sister, friend. At times I feel like I’m being pulled into a million different directions but at the end of the day, my priority is mom and the little people I’ve created.

Nicolle Mallinson Our Tiny Nest family photo

Whenever you face a setback, there comes growth. One of the challenges I experienced this year was being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy towards the end of my pregnancy. At a time that is supposed to be happy and full of smiles and pictures, I instead wanted to hide.  However, in hindsight, I can now say I grew from it.  I learned to face things head on and talk about it. As a Type 9 (where’s all my enneagram peeps), I hate talking about difficult things. I’d rather bury my head in the sand, ignore it and move on. But this wasn’t something I could just ignore. So I plastered my picture on social media for all to see as a way to get ahead of it. Often in life, we will face little blips in the road. At the time they may seem big or scary, but you will get through them.


girl hiding face bells palsybells palsy

2019 also saw the growth of my business. Back in 2017 when I started blogging, I had no intention of monetizing and having it become a little side hustle. This year brought many opportunities and I am so fortunate and thankful for where it has taken me. Not only is it a side income, but it’s become a place where I can express myself and explore my passions. In September, I launched my Etsy shop with my custom stamped books and farmhouse decor. I’m looking forward to continuing to foster the connections I’ve built and keep creating.

farmhouse stamped books on tray on bed


Going into 2020, my word is FLOURISH. By definition, Flourish means “to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment.”  When I think of the word flourish, I think of a beautiful flower blossoming when given the right soil, enough sunlight and water. I am carrying that concept into the New Year. I have planted all of the seeds, laid out a favorable environment and now this year will blossom in my family, relationships, career and homelife. I’m going to take the time to nurture my body, really spend quality time with those that I love and continue to create a flourishing home and work environment that brings me purpose.


What is your word for 2020?


7 In family/ New Years/ parties

New Years ideas for kids

milk and cookies

Now that Christmas is over, I’m sharing some of my New Years ideas for the kids. Gone are the days of getting all dressed up and going out for New Years. We’re all for staying home in our jammies and hanging out with the kids, trying to stay up until the ball drops. But let’s be honest, I’ll probably be in bed by 10pm.

Here are some fun ideas on how to ring in New Years with your kids.

(Plus download my free printable interview for your little ones)

Make some noisemakers

We recently made these little noisemakers and they were so easy to do together.

Toddler sitting at table making a craft

You will need :

– A plastic bulb ornament. ( I got mine from the Dollar Store).

Glitter (got these on Amazon)

Beads (I had found these on Amazon to make bracelets)

– Tape

– Super glue

To make:

– Take the top part off of the ornament.

– Fill with beads and glitter.

– Cover the top with tape and put the top back on, super gluing (is that a word?) the rim.

– Tie a ribbon at the top and shake!

New Years Eve Noise Makers



I saw this idea floating around on Pinterest to do every year on your children’s birthday but I think it could be done on New Years Eve too! I created this fun little interview to do with your kiddos. It would be fun to look back over the years and see some of the highlights.

Click the link below to download my printable version.



printable New Years Interview with your kids

Download the printable here


Fun snacks

New Years Eve we usually just do a bunch of snacky foods so we can pick throughout the night.

We love to make fun charcuterie boards especially for the kids.

charcuterie board for kids snack ideas on new years eve

I also love this idea for a milk and cookies toast at midnight with your little ones! So fun and they will feel like grown ups too!

milk and cookies


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