For this party featured in St. Louis AT HOME magazine, Julia blinged out her dining room and then threw a stylish cookie swap to ring in the new year! Because Julia drew her party recipe and décor inspiration largely from a chapter in her own book Cookie Swap, it was easier than usual for her to pull out all the stops. Pictured here is Julia’s dining room mostly decorated except for some sweets. (Julia always likes to unveil her edibles at the very last minute so they are their freshest for guests!) For Julia’s detailed notes about styling this party, see her Bling in the New Year post on the blog.