New Year's Eve is easily the most glamorous day of the year. It's full of sparkle, friends, and good music. Everyone is dressed to the nines in their stilettos and faux fur wraps. The best part of New Year's Eve is that it doesn't matter how old you are, you're never to old to celebrate this annual milestone with those you love and care about. Here are some easy to pull off looks as you prep for your own NYE party.
First... any good party requires great beverages. Adding your own signature style to each person's cocktail is a must. From gold-rimmed champagne flutes to peppermint crumbles, it's easier to pull off than you think.
Second.... a festive bar cart or beverage station is essential. Here are some of my favorite looks.
For any Floridians or Californians, I love this look. It's casually elegant without looking like you're trying to hard.
Third.... food and snacks are a must. It's ok to skip a full dinner service. It's a nice touch when the host has prepared delicious treats that aren't from a vegetable tray they picked up 20 mins before the party. Here are some quick and easy ideas that will make your party look polished.
If you are hosting a nice dinner, I love this simple black and white polka dot table cloth with dinnerware and silverware from Kate Spade. This look really nails it.
For a minimalist approach, go for an oversized table centerpiece and pretty paper garland.
Fourth... New Year's Eve decor is the icing on the cake. It's what makes your guests feel like they're at a one-of-a-kind soiree. It helps everyone to get in the mood and invites them to stay until the wee hours of the next year. Check out some of my favorite looks to give it a go.
These hanging balls are a DIY favorite that you can make with a styrofoam ball, cupcake paper liners, and glue.
These poms are also a DIY favorite using colored gift tissue paper.
There's no need to buy a disco ball. Simply take a paper lantern and throw some glitter on it. Make it your own buy trying out color blocking, geometric designs, or anything that suits your fancy.
You can make garland out of dip dyed glittery feathers.
Lastly, as a host it's always nice to offer a toast. If you get queasy (and not just from the cocktails) when speaking in front of a group, here's a mad-libs style napkin that can help you prep you toast in a pinch.
And when the clock strikes 12, guests will have fun with these Push-Pop confetti sticks.
How do you plan to celebrate this year? Let us know in the comments below.