New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. It is the one night where you can unapologetically be your most glamorous and refined! It is your one last night to soak up the magic of letting go and embracing a new year full of hopes and dreams… all a conservative budget, of course!
This is where I like to take some of my Christmas décor and transition it to New Year’s décor with a few simple, temporary tweaks. One huge money saver is to plan ahead! That short week between Christmas and New Year’s is when all the stores have MAJOR sales on left over Christmas décor. I’m talking about 60-80% off !!!! These sales are where I often find my décor for the next holiday season, and New Year’s is always on my mind!
I make sure that I search for all the neutral décor items first and foremost. The color palette of white, metallics, black, and natural tones are always going to be timeless, refined, and practical. They are both beautiful for Christmas and perfect for New Years Eve decor, and can be reused over and over.
Plain black banners can be used for any occasion by just switching out the letters. Hanging paper fans in coordinating colors are a simple and cost-effective way to create impact on a blank space. I found these black, white, and gold paper fans at Hobby Lobby for $5.99 for a 3-pack.
Another budget-friendly way to decorate is using sign art from Etsy. Instant downloadable art is amazing because it’s quick, and at just $2-$5 dollars per download, it is a super cost-conscious way to reinforce any theme. Just pay, print, and pop it into cute frame! You will look like you’ve spent hours searching for the perfect art for the occasion. It’s a win-win!
For the table, I have taped printed clocks to the front of simple metallic glitter cone trees from Joann Fabric. Scattering a handful of faux diamonds and white Christmas ornaments adds a bit of glamour and whimsy for an easy, low-cost centerpiece for your New Year’s table.
I have young children so when it comes to place settings I have to keep them in mind. This year my New Year’s theme incorporates
classic clock graphics.
When I found these adorable Clock plates at Party City I was thrilled! They are plastic, but so chic. They provide the perfect solution to make my table look elegant while keeping it child-friendly. I placed them on top of a basic white square plate with a festive napkin, and Voila!
The table is done!
After several big holiday dinners, NYE is when I like to instead serve a variety of simple, delicious appetizers for guests. I include a variety of fancy and casual, light and heavy, especially if it is a large party. One of my go-to dishes to serve is a big charcuterie platter. Everyone loves it, and it often serves as centerpiece for my buffet table. I tend to go a bit fancy because I just love pulling these types of platters together. It’s my jam!
Just look at how beautiful these can be:
Charcuterie boards are such statement items for a buffet! Check out the recipe section for how to properly pull one of these beauties together.
What’s a New Year’s Eve party with out a Bubbly Bar?!?
My Bubbly Bar includes a bucket of chilled champagne (Almond is my fave), a tray of glasses, and some festive décor . That’s all it took to put this Bubbly Bar together!
Cheers to a very happy New Year!