At the long table crackers and party horns are ready. Both are made of tin foil, and the horns are rolled around a cocktail sticker with frills. The party poppers are pieces of straws with a little fuse and filled with glitter – and oops, one of them has popped prematurely.
The horn of plenty is marzipan cake (Danish fashion) filled with little chocolates, and everything is made of FIMO. Actually I have borrowed this cake from a shadowbox – the Wedding Reception – I wrote about in one of my books.
The colourful garland is made of small pieces of straw that has been cut up and put together … with tweezers and a lot of patience!
The punch (read: yellow shampoo) is served in a large bowl, and green balloons are actually jelly balls fitted with coloured string. Above the table hangs a garland with cut-out letters, each of which is coloured with crayon and glued on a gold string. And then there is a single rocket leaning on the table – it is made of a cocktail stick, a piece of napkin and a silver top.
On the side table the festive paper hats are ready – they are all made of paper, tinsel and aluminium foil with small feathers and little trimmings here and there. The streamers hanging down from the ceiling are curling ribbon that has been curled and shredded into narrow strips.
With this miniature project, I wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope to see you next year…