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31 things to do before december 31st

the countdown has begun!

1. trim the tree. add tinsel.

2. put a twinkle in someone's eye.

3. treat yourself to a new shade of lipstick.

4. sit by a roaring fireplace surrounded by s'mores-in-progress.

5. go ice skating.

6. drink a hot chocolate. (well, more than one.)

7. make your january 1st resolutions. now break them while you have the chance.

8. decide what your favorite champagne cocktail is.

9. spend a rainy or snowy day writing your holiday cards.

10. organize dinner with old friends.

11. fall in love with a party dress.

12. fill your apartment with fresh flowers.

13. get a glitter french manicure—try rose gold glitter polish with black glitter tips.

14. then, get a glitter pedicure.

15. leave a little sparkle wherever you go.

16. make a new playlist of re-mixed holiday tunes.

17. master your mom's mashed potato recipe.

18. host an arm party: stack on the sparkly bangles for a night out.

19. sneak a kiss under the mistletoe.

20. see the lighting of the christmas tree at the metropolitan museum. (it's in the medieval wing.)

21. pick this year's wrapping paper:

black and white stripe paper with metallic bows...shades of pink...shade of metallic...

mixed metallics...matte paper with glitter ribbon…

22. try something new. glitter tennis shoes?

23. host a cocktail party and don't even think about cleaning up till the next day.

24. make time for a little dancing during your pre-party prep.

25. take a stroll (or drive) through your favorite neighborhood after dark and enjoy the twinkling lights.

26. dazzle everyone at the office holiday party.

27. go somewhere you can wear a fabulous masquerade ball mask.

28. take the long way home from a party, just to wear your dress a little bit longer.

29. make a snow angel.

30. open one present early. (it's totally ok.)

31. dance till dawn.