New Year's Eve is right up there with Valentine's day because it is a couples holiday and well Cassi is single. Yes, I have a great group of friends but they are ALL married or in long term relationships. So what's a single girl to do? Well my original plan was to stay home and stream cooking shows and bring in the New Year with my son but that plan was nipped in the bud when his grandmother called me at work to see if he could go to a New Year's Eve party that his uncle was throwing for the children. Now if my 10 year had plans I had to find something to do. After a pep talk from Bianca, Aisha and Jennifer I made up my mind that I was going out ALONE (Enter dramatic music here) Yes it took all three of them to convince me. I saw that Greencork was throwing a party, since I knew the space I figured it would be cool. After Aisha came over and give me another pep talk, in person this time, I went to get some Chow Mei Fun for dinner and a bottle of bubbly.
I loved what my fortune cookie said. It was the same thing Bianca told me minus the unicorn, sparkly stuff. (The girl has an obsession with unicorns and glitter)
Now my plan when I went to the liquor store was to buy a single serve bottle of bubbly, since it would just be me but when I got there I decided, I deserve the best so I am getting the best! And of course one of the best is Moet! I settled on the bottle of Rose well honestly because it's pretty.
I walked out the liquor store feeling like a rap star's girlfriend!
Once I got home I painted my toes and got dolled up!
I couldn't let all that pretty go to waste for I jumped in the car and headed to Greencork. Needless to say my nerves were shot to hell! I was walking into a bar on New Year's Eve alone but I held my head up high smiled and walked in. It was a decent crowd, not to crowded and not too empty. So I put my money on my card and made my way to the bar. After sitting at the bar for a minute, I struck up a conversation with another group over the music that was playing. It was straight 90's hits! Music will always be the one thing that brings people together. The bartender Lexie was SUPER awesome! She was the one in charge of the music and the one that keep the party going. She even showed us how to slap sage and gave me my 1st REAL maraschino cherry. Dear God it was orgasmic. I will be ordering a whole case of these.
Now if you are drinking you need to make sure you have food and Mrs. Robin was kind enough to whip up this non menu item for me. It had all types of vegan goodness. I loved the pickled green beans.
And of course New Year's Eve is not complete without a champagne toast at midnight. Lucky for me I made 3 new friends to toast with.
At the end of the night I asked Miles, the host, if I could have a balloon and a Sharpe. I wrote all the things I wanted for myself on the balloon and Miles along with another guy that was with us, released them into the night sky. All in all going out alone for new years was the best decision I made. I made new friends, tried new foods and I held my head up high like the awesome, unicorn sparkle that Bianca said I was! It was an amazing night and I wouldn't trade it for the world! Check back on Friday for the recap of my New Year's Day food awesomeness!