Are you ready for 2017? Well first we have to celebrate and ring in the New Year. And for that we must decorate! Since my Christmas color scheme this year was black, white, and gold, it’s an easy transition to a festive New Year’s theme of what else? Black, White, Gold, and Silver!
I’m not planning a party or small gathering, but it’s still fun to do a little transitional decorating before I say goodbye to the Christmas decor for another year. There are some great inspirational ideas I found on Pinterest that I have incorporated and drawn from.
Tips for a Stress free Gathering
First off, if you are having a few people over, make it simple yet still festive. The link below for Ask Anna Moseley’s blog has some great tips for easy entertaining on on New Years.
After pinning multiple items onto my NYE Transition board, I was inspired and ready to take items I already had (an ongoing theme) and repurpose them for this mini theme. I gathered candlesticks I used in my bedroom, left over tinsel garlands, silver ornaments, black goblets, gold and silver trophy-like items, frames, and any clock related items I had. With that I created a festive New Year’s mantel on my fireplace and entertainment center.
The Fireplace Mantel
I used black milk glass goblets as makeshift candlesticks here and placed a large inexpensive vintage silver plated trophy bowl as the centerpiece for the mantel.
I added the vintage clock faces to the gold candlesticks with black cording and added a vintage brass clock that was a gift. The clock doesn’t work, so I simply set it to midnight.
On the entertainment unit (my original mantel), I moved my Paris porcelain piece and added a silver ornament for some contrast to the black ones. I also printed out a couple of clock faces found via a Google search and used double sided tape to adhere them to salad plates I had.
This tablescape from Ciao Newport Beach was so cute, I had to recreate it since I had so many of the supplies on hand. There are so many great printables available online for a clock theme. Just do an image search on Google or you can use resources like The Graphics Fairy for great quality vintage clip art.
I created a similar tablescape for 4 and then continued with the clocks (I am cuckoo for them! Ha!) I reused some small clock faces that I used earlier this year for my Alice In Wonderland themed birthday tea party (I hope to get some of those photos up into the gallery soon).
Here are some photos of my simple tablescape…silver chargers, clock printouts, glass plates, my candleabra and sterling and mother of pearl silverware.
I added some vintage clock faces and a vintage Fenton top hat dish for a little festive accent. The champagne flutes are actually plastic from the Dollar Tree.
It wouldn’t be New Years’ without nose makers from the party store or dollar store.
New Year’s Eve Trees
I don’t believe in taking down my tree until at least the 1st of January, so you can’t ignore the tree. There are some really great over the top trees online (like the one below), but I was limited on time, so I took a few ideas and did my own thing.
Taking inspiration from the trees I saw on Pinterest, I added more silver, some sprig embellishments, and some favor or goodie bags to the tree (see below for goodie bag ideas). If I had more time and was having a party, I would have for sure added more clocks, several top hats and even more bling and whimsy.
I added these cute gold and silver favor pyramids that can be filled with candy kisses or other candies and given to your guests.
I love this simple idea for a goodie bag combined with a midnight kiss. Use gold and silver Hershey’s kisses chocolates (the gold ones contain almonds, so be sure your guests don’t have an allergy). You can purchase the stickers online or you can go to Glitter ‘N’ Spice to print them out for yourself; they’ve even been updated for 2017. Kisses all around!
There are so many great items available out there for themed parties at great prices. You can find a lot of items at the Dollar Tree and also at your local party or craft store. Below are many other items I hope to use for this celebration and perhaps the next! The brilliant thing is that you could save a lot of these little items for an Awards party!
The Food picks below are currently from Target in their grab’n go section, the pearlized balloons are from a party supply store and the tuxedo favors are from the Dollar Tree in their bridal section. As far as I can see, they carry these all the time.
More items from the Dollar Tree.
These items are near the bridal section as well. You can seriously use these for any themed celebration. For the price they are certainly a bargain and I think you can really make them look classy.
I hope you all have an amazing and safe New Year celebration! Let’s look forward to a year full of inspiration, opportunities, purpose, and contentment! Until next time…