There are lots of fun and festive ways to ring in the New Year, such as indulging in a gourmet dinner, joining friends at a bar, or staying at home to watch the countdown with family. But if you’re looking for a unique and creative way to say farewell to 2016, consider hosting a New Year’s Eve party at home to keep the holiday spirit alive. By hosting a party, you can show off your beautiful home décor, add personal touches to make the night special, and help those you care about to stay safe on New Year’s Eve.
Here are some design and decoration ideas to help you throw the ultimate New Year’s Eve party and set yours apart from others in the neighborhood. We’ve included some classic design ideas that are must-haves for any NYE party and some clever ones to take your holiday bash to a whole new level.
Start with Modern Furniture Stores CT
Every good party starts with a great set of furniture. If you’re planning a party, the best place to start is at local house furniture stores to equip your home with the basics. This includes a dining room table large enough for your guests, inviting pub tables for casual gathering, and comfortable barstools for sipping cocktails. Modern furniture stores CT, like Furniture Barn, offer holiday sale events to get your home party-ready and help you save money on furniture, home accents, and accessory items.
Glam Out with Glitter, Confetti, and Balloons
Once you’ve set your home up with the basic furniture for the party, you can start playing around with classic NYE decorations like glitter, confetti, and balloons. Party hats, tiaras, leis, beads, feather boas, banners, and champagne flutes are other classic NYE decorations that are inexpensive and that you can easily pick up at any party store.
Set the Mood with Candles
But to make your party more sophisticated and personalized, there are many unique touches that you can add to your décor to show off your style. One idea is to place votive candles throughout the party space in your home. Candles bring a sense of elegance to any room and set the mood for peace, hope, and romance.
Decorate a NYE Bar Cart
If you’re hosting a 21+ party for New Year’s Eve, consider decorating a bar cart to make holiday cocktails fun and easy for your guests. First and foremost, stock up on champagne, and then divide your cart into “zones” to keep mixers and garnishes organized and attractive.
On the top level of your cart, place bottles, flutes, and garnishes. And on the bottom, arrange the mixers, barware, and other types of liquor. Cluster different types of glassware together, and prop up a festive piece of artwork or candles towards the back of your cart. Wrap some gold or silver garland around the cart and toss some confetti on the surfaces to finish it off!
Be Eco-Friendly with Upcycled Décor
It’s hard to deny that there is a lot of waste generated around the holidays with wrapping paper, plastic decorations, and disposable décor. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to live an eco-friendlier lifestyle in 2017, then consider hosting your NYE party with upcycled décor.
Reuse white Christmas lights to brighten up your NYE party and leftover wrapping paper and bows instead of buying new paper products. Any leftover decorations or accessories that are black, white, gold, or silver work great for NYE. Unused wrapping paper can be used to make a tablecloth, bows, and ribbons as well as to create a centerpiece, and gift tags make excellent dining table place cards.
Send Guests Home with Goodie Bags
To really make your NYE party stand out, prepare some fun goodie bags to send home with your guests and help them remember all the fun they had at your festive bash. Fun party favors include a 2017 shot glass, mints, vitamin C, chocolate, and fortune cookies. Tailor your goodie bags to the type of guests you’re inviting, and remember to have just as much fun as your guests are!