Don’t fight traffic, crowds and inflated prices on champagne toasts this New Year’s Eve. Host your own end-of-year celebration at home. Here are some tips and ideas. And, remember, Celebrate Responsibly.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine Picks

Value – Korbel California Sparkling Wine

Choice – Gloria Ferrer

Splurge – Taittinger Brut La Francais

Wild Card – Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque

Undo the cork cage. Hold the cork firmly between your thumb and index finger and turn the bottle, not the cork, toward you.

Easy Apps

A piping bag is one of the easiest, yet most important, kitchen tools available when it comes to entertaining. It helps you create amazing-looking appetizers and desserts, even if they are pre-made. In fact, the Phylo cups and brownies, in the photos below, were pre-made. To create these designs we used the Star Tip with our piping bagClick here to read our food blog featuring these recipes!


There’s no reason to drive a vehicle this time of year if you’ve been celebrating.  Here are some folks who’ll take care of that:

Little Rock Yellow Cab: 501-222-2222 (if you can’t remember that number you shouldn’t be operating a phone) 

Ken’s Cab Co: 501-515-0462

Uber – install the app (here) before you start celebrating, it’s easy and dependable.