Mary Giuliani, who has organized celebrations for the Rolling Stones, Stella McCartney and Carolina Herrera, likes to keep things cozy on the big night. Her pajamas-optional theme evokes the best of the morning after.
In addition to bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, serve mini waffles and breakfast sausages. Or try a “Hash Bash” (such as the one pictured at right) with store-bought frozen hash browns. “Line up mason jars with forks and have guests build their own hash mash. Guests can spoon in sautéed onions, red pepper, sausage and hot sauce to their liking,” Giuliani suggests.
The Mimosa: Mix champagne or other sparkling wine (or fizzy cider for designated drivers) in a 1:1 ratio with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Let’s face it: Once you roll up the carpet and get ready to groove, the dance music you like will usually depend on the decade you were born. iTunes makes finding just what you want easy: Simply search by decade (i.e. “70s Dance”).
Send guests home with a pancake party favor: Fill extra mason jars with dry pancake mix, such as Whole Foods’ simple recipe for scrumptious Cinnamon Pancakes. Decorate each jar with a circle of iridescent tulle under the lid, then tie with ribbon.