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Friday, December 30, 2011

Simple Ideas For A New Years Eve Table

My Christmas is almost officially over. My family has gone back home and I already miss them! We had a wonderful time throughout the Christmas Holiday with all of our family. One of the best Christmas's I can remember. I guess any Christmas that we can have all of our children together is the best!

I have some wonderful friends coming for a visit today so our celebrating continues. After our visit it will be time to take down Christmas and get ready for the New Year.

Are you all like me in that you can not believe it will be 2012?!! 

With that in mind I thought I would visit some fun New Year’s Eve party ideas.

I think I will start with one of my favorites. I love this for several  reasons. Anyone can do it, it is inexpensive, and it is easy to do quickly!!

The fun star studded numbers are placed on top of the corks of bottles!! How fun and clever!!

If you used any metallic wrapping paper at Christmas you can do this cute idea!! Cut round disc shapes and glue onto a string, and Voila!

If I were to do this I would use two disc back to back and glue the string between both disc so when the disc twirls you will not see the string, but  you will see the color and patterns of the paper.

Notice they used a silver and gold color scheme! They have cute little tin baking cups to hold their votive candles. Another simple and easy thing to do for New Years Eve!!

I love the idea of a simple toasting table with all you will need to toast in the New Year. I also think this color scheme is so pretty.

I think if you choose your favorite color, and add a metallic color to the scheme you are good to go right into party mode. 

A simple black and white scheme is also a wonderful choice for New Years Eve. I look at a black and white color scheme like a a well dressed man in a tuxedo. They always look sophisticated and sharp.

Since I love black and white I would add lime green to the scheme. I actually did a table one year for the New Years and for my son’s birthday since it is also in January. I chose to do a Chinese New Years theme………

I found some fun Chinese take-out ceramic containers that had wishes for the New Year on the front of each container. My containers had the words, Dreams, Happiness, and Good Luck for my New Years wishes!!

I chose to use small lime green mums and white buttons. I poked black enameled chopsticks to add height and architecture to the arrangement.

Doing like-flowers in clusters is such an easy way to do an arrangement. I actually entered this arrangement in a little contest that Eddie Ross was having, and I won!! That was kind of fun for me!!

Speaking of black and white here are a few more fun black and white ideas……

You can download a picture of a clock to make the little tag, and a whole punch used to punch holes in black and white paper will make great confetti. This would be a fun family project. The kids can take turn using the hole punch until you have enough packets.

This idea would have tied in beautifully with my Chinese take-out container table setting. Even if you can’t find the ceramic containers you can purchase metallic containers at Cost Plus. I keep them on hand to put goodies in for my guest to take home when needed.

This is a different take on the traditional poppers. Don’t throw out your toilet paper rolls. You can make these little token gifts for your guest. You can fill them with what ever little treats you would like.

What is your favorite color? Is it purple?

Source: bhg.com via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

It looks as if this person used some of their Christmas decorations and made a wonderfully, sparkly New Years table.

If your taste goes more towards classic and traditional, how about all clear and crystal?

The use of clocks is so fun and I love this idea. Notice how they used wrist watches as napkin holders? I really can see myself doing something like this on a black table cloth!!! Love this idea!

Speaking of clocks…….

This person used clocks in silver, gold and creams and whites to add a whimsical touch to their silver and gold color scheme.

If you are clever and handy at baking these would be fun to try…….

Another clock!! This time it is the form of a plate!!

We usually stay home, and have a quiet evening for New Years, but however you decide to celebrate I hope it is  a happy and safe New Years for you all!!!!

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Celebrating a New Year to live your life to the fullest!!



Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

These are all fantastic ideas, Kathysue! We're busy trying setting up for our New Year's Party right now, so you're timing is perfect!
Wishing you and yours a happy and joyous 2012!
~ Wendi ~ xo

The enchanted home said...

Hi there Kathysue, a quiet evening seems to be a trend this year! We are invited to a get together but will possibly only go for a short while and we always have an early family dinner in a special restaurant (before the boys go their separate ways)!!
Wishing you the happiest and healthiest 2012, Kathysue. So happy to count you as a friend.

Unknown said...

Happy New Year! I am sure having your family around was wonderful. These are all so inspiring. We are doing a date night in so I will need some inspiration to make it look festive. Those clock plates sure are adorable. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Kathysue. So thankful to know you through our blogs.

John said...

Very cool decorations, I'll bet you're never bored just like me huh? Now that I'm retired I don't know how I ever had time to work! Happy New Year to you and Doug.

Stacy CUrran said...

These are all such great ideas. I love the clocks on the table - so obvious, but not something I've sen or thought of. Love it! Happy new year,

michele said...

so many fab ideas here! congrats on your well-deserved win. my favorite is the clocks - how fun is that?

happy new year's eve's eve!


helen tilston said...

Hello Kathysue

All wonderful ideas and suggestions,thank you.

Enjoy your evening at home. We are headed to a party at he beach, complete with 8 pce Blue Grass Band. My contrubution is Beef in Guinness, a repeat request, recipe from Ballymaloe Cooking School and it is delicious served over rice.

A very Happy New Year Kathysue and may 2012 be the best


La Vie Quotidienne said...

Great ideas. I am hosting three of my grandchildren for New Year's dinner. I went to the party store today and stocked up ~ hats, crackers, noise-makers and streamers...not very elegant but I hope it will be fun!

Splendid Willow said...

Look at you! Most people are winding down and your post is jam packed with brilliant ideas! Your good energy is contagious!

Happy New Year to you and yours. I look forward to following your posts in 2012.

Warm hugs



debra @ 5th and state said...

you never cease to AMAZE kathysue!
what wonderful ideas and sooo many. makes me wish i was having new years eve, but i will next year with our group and you have provided so much inspiration.
the happiest of new years to you and yours! look forward to many more blogs in 2012 and continued friendship
big hugs,

Victoria said...

Some great ideas here, Kathysue. My family just arrived, so we are still celebrating Christmas. Maybe next year. Happy New Year.
All the best...Victoria

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love all your ideas and I just adore the lime green flowers. Hope you have a great evening. Thanks so much for your friendship, Kathysue. I wish you the best in 2012. Happy New Year! XO, Mona

La Dolfina said...

Hello and Happy New Year Beautiful One!
I miss you so....
So happy your Christmas has been so wonderful.
It's because you make it so!!!!
I'm planning to have a pop up shop sale in January at the prop shop so you must come... I have goodies for you.
The green pedestal is waiting for you:)
So, I guess I'll sign off with, "see you next year!"
Love you,

Marianne said...

Love your ideas! I'll be staying home tonight too. Looks like we all tend to do that. Not like when we were in our 20's! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! xo

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful post. There are so many great ideas here. I love the looks of the all crystal table..it just looks fun, doesn't it?

AND- wrist watches for napkin rings...what a cute idea that would be even for a little girl's birthday party...one of those cheap little watches for each little guest to have as a favor. Love it- xo Diana