Hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? Take it from us, a little bit of gold glitter goes a long way for a fête like this one! Here are four essentials for your dashing party:
No.1 The Invite: If your guest list is small, it allows you to go big with the invite. This sets the tone for your soirée and gets friends excited. Dress up a simple black and white invite with a dash of gold glitter, noise makers and a “2014” banner. Pack it all in a Petite Party Studio pastry box, and you’re ready to ship out a very memorable mailer!
No.2 Beverages: Set out champagne cocktail recipe cards, and a chalkboard “Pop some bubbly!” sign, inviting guests to mix it up on their own. What better place to DIY than at the bar? The Hostess with the Mostess can take it easy while guests belly up to the bar and decide how best to toast the new year. Be sure to have sparkling cider on hand for non-drinkers!
No.3 Dessert Buffet: Set up a “Bark Bar!” With flavors like cake batter and dark chocolate cherry hazelnut, there’s something for every sweet tooth. We picked up pale pink and white cake pedestals from Petite Party Studio to display each bark flavor, and provided striped take home bags for packing up leftovers. Don’t have a striped tablecloth on hand? Pick up a rental linen like this one from La Travola Fine Linen Rental, and leave the clean up duty to them!
No.4 Photobooth: With gold triangle decals, we created a bold graphic backdrop for a photobooth that can stay up long after the party. Make your own removable adhesive wall pattern with a large triangle pack from Walls by Mur. Make up a hashtag and post it near the booth, so social-media savvy partygoers can follow their friends in 2014. Don’t forget the silly props!
Photography by Stacey Woodward