Can you believe it is almost a new year?

New Years Eve is a time for reflecting on the year and looking ahead to a new one. And today while I am knee deep in cleaning and work before family comes for dinner tonight- I am also thinking about NYE decor and menus and just what glittery outfit I might be wearing tomorrow.

Okay, aside from my glittery rhinestone covered cowboy boots which I just might have to wear- I will be most likely cozy in my snugglie by the fire haha. We don’t usually go out and do anything big on NYE- it’s usually a night of It’s A Wonderful Life and relaxing.

But whether you are hosting a gathering or that snugglie is calling your name too- tossing it back to 7 festive and fun ideas for NYE today.

It is a time where set goals and dreams and make a plan to work towards them.

I will be sharing a few thoughts about the year in review and what I am dreaming about in the coming year soon- today it is all about ringing in the new year with a festive party.

And if you are like me – you are running on fumes after all the busy – so it is also about keeping it simple and easy without sacrificing any of that style.

#1. Repurpose Christmas garlands

No need to toss that garland and come up with something new.

Christmas greens garland works just as beautifully for a NYE table setting as they do on the mantel.

Simply lay it down the center of your table and add flowers and glitter for a festive touch.

#2. The Midas Touch

Gold is always a good thing- and especially when it is on the table.

I am obsessed with that little bit of elegance even the tiniest bit of gold adds.

For NYE- think party hats, gold rimmed plates and stemware for a bit of the Midas touch.

#3. Festive bar cart love

Bar carts are great- they hold all the extra bits like glasses & drink stirrers

and they are a one stop place to fill your glass.

To dress them up a bit for the holiday- look around and see what you can repurpose from Christmas.

For this look, I draped an extra piece of fresh garland on the bar cart

and added a few picks and holiday greeting signs.

#4. Flickering Candles

From mercury glass votives to vintage brass candlesticks to wax drips covering the table candles are always great for ambiance.
I love those tapers all covered in drippy wax but if you aren’t going to be right at the table- think safety first. Especially if your garland is a bit crispy.
So forget the real candles and use led candles to be safe.



#5. Twinkle lights

Background lighting is so great for adding ambiance wherever ever you set a table

and is often an overlooked detail. Indoors- tack some twinkle lights on the wall or a mantel and outdoors think of the trees and other spots you can add them to.

#6. A treat table

A side table is perfect for setting up as a drink and treats table.
Stack your glasses and treat plates and create a pretty little spot in just a few minutes.

All Things Glittered

For an added touch of glitz and glam – add picks for messages and garlands that are covered in a bit of glitter or metallic foil. And tuck in a few baubles as well.

NYE has a lot of Christmas ambiance included since it is so close- and use that to your advantage and bring those silver and gold baubles into play.

Have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve celebration!

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