Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style
With all the Christmas preparations happening it is easy to leave NYE planning until last minute…but now is the time to organise what you need – so to help you get organised I’m sharing some NYE party supplies early to ensure they will arrive in time!
New Year’s Eve celebrations are one of my favourite – there is something special about a new year beginning and celebrating with close family or friends!
Our little ones are still quite little however for those of you with slightly older kids it is a perfect chance to organise a gathering that doesn’t centre just around the kids! It’s a chance to get together with friends and family, letting the kids stay up a little longer than usual before having a slumber party on the floor, and then it’s all about letting the adults relax into the New Year with a more adults only style occasion (aka, champagne!).
When I look back at all the many amazing new trends in themes we’ve seen this year, there’s one in particular that I’ve been saving for NYE and just screams sophistication and ‘Happy New Year’ to me, and that’s the classic black and metallics with a touch of marble. Adult opulence at it’s best!
So if like me, you’ve had a big year of parties filled with flamingos, doughnuts and unicorns and are just craving something a little more grown up, I’ve sourced the perfect pieces from our LLC Vendors to pull together the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration for the adults (and kids, until bedtime!) so you can start your planning now, and have something to look forward to after the Christmas ham is finished.
New Year’s Eve Decorations
Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, seafood buffet or canapés after watching the fire works, this theme looks stunning in the evening as the metallics shimmer and glisten when styled with plenty of candles, and black or metallics make a great backdrop for these to pop against in the evening.
So start with black as your base, and build on it with hints of metallic (either gold or silver) and marble accents for depth and interest. Use your marble kitchen bench top, a black trestle table or one covered with a table cloth for a more polished look, and create drama and interest with varying heights of stands and platters to serve your food, or set an opulent dinner table complete with candle light.
Why not take cues from the countdown and incorporate giant helium number balloons.
Or mix and match decorations with a mix of black, white, gold
For real wow factor, a gold sequin tablecloth creates the perfect setting for a gorgeous New years eve dessert table!:
Don’t forget the confetti at midnight! This would also look great scattered down the centre of your dining table.
New Year’s Eve Tableware
Whilst it’s always nice to bring out your best dinner set (you know, the one you received for your wedding that’s still in the box ?) no one wants to be washing dishes on New Year’s Day – so opt for some stylish disposables instead!
How gorgeous are these Kate Spade coasters?
New Year’s Eve Sweet Treats
Finish the year off with a bang and start your diet resolutions the following day – it’s time to eat cake! Nothing beats a glass of champagne and delicious dessert now, does it? Here’s a sample of what LLC partners in the Directory can create for your event!:
If the kids are a part of the NYE celebrations – why not setup a cute table setting for them complete with colouring, board games or other activities to keep them entertained? You can hire some stylish children’s table and chairs from LLC partners around Australia – here is a sample!:
How great are these take home bags? Perfect for the kids who would have missed out whilst they were sleeping!
Another fantastic idea are these labels for mini wine or champagne bottles for your friends:
Attach these tags to any take home gift for your NYE guests for instant NYE style!
Like all celebrations, New Year’s Eve is a wonderful excuse to get your nearest and dearest together and get creative with your styling. So say farewell to another big year by going bold, and celebrate the prospect of new opportunities, milestones and adventures together in style – cheers!