new years decorations I know that Christmas is still top-of-mind for everyone, but if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve cocktail or dinner party, it’s a good idea to start planning now, or you won’t have much downtime to recover between the 2 celebrations!

New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect excuse to break out the glitz & glamour – but another thing that might need some time to recover from Christmas is your pocket book, so we put together a silvery-themed tabletop with this idea in mind, and kept all of the elements very affordable. All you need is some of that shimmery holiday garland (like the one here pictured from Target), silver charger plates (pick up a set of 12 at Linens-n-Things for only $19.99 ), a few oversize ball ornaments, silver gift wrap, rhinestone stickers, and small vases. Added bonus: most stores already have their holiday decór on sale – and after December 25th everything should be on clearance!

new years decorations To recreate this look:

  • Create a table runner from the silver gift wrap. (the "runner" pictured here is actuall part of an inexpensive curtain panel from IKEA)
  • Decorate the ball ornaments with rhinestone stickers that have a holiday feel – like these snowflake icons – or you can also use word stickers such as "celebrate", "cheers", etc. Lots of ideas available here .
  • Place the ornaments on small cylinder or bud vases. If your vases are clear, fill them with glass or acrylic vase gems. Use different heights of vases to keep the centerpiece from looking flat. We placed one of our vases on an upside-down bowl to make it taller (the bowl is covered by the garland), and the shortest vase is actually a double-shot glass!) 3 ornament/vases are pictured here, but you can use as many as you like ! If you have a long table, 5 or more would look amazing!
  • Wind the garland all around the centerpiece and down the length of the table. Cut small pieces from a 2nd garland to use as napkin rings and cocktail stem embellishments . (Glasses decorated like this also look really cute grouped together for a signature drink display.)
  • Place your garland-wrapped napkins on the silver chargers (with or without plates) – and done!

Below are some more fun silver-themed products from Plum Party to dress up your party even more. And now through December 25th, you can get 20% off all of these items with the promo code "silver07"!

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olivia SAYS:

Love the idea of the garland wrapped around the napkins and champagne glasses! Way too cute and super festive!

December 19, 2007 at 10:00 am

tiffany SAYS:

This makes me so excited for New Years! I’ll be attending the party, as opposed to throwing it, but I’ll be sure to pass this post along to my friend!

December 19, 2007 at 11:11 am

Anonymous SAYS:

love the idea of decorating the Christmas bulbs with rhinestones! I like the idea of word stickers. I wonder if they have “happy new year” word stickers available?

December 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm

jess SAYS:

Thanks for the tips! the napkins and glasses look adorable with the garland around them.

December 19, 2007 at 1:41 pm

susan SAYS:

Love all the silver!

December 26, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Anonymous SAYS:

Love the idea of decorating..Flowers have always been popular decorations for holidays and special occasions. I love to shop my decorating items for ceremonies from 1-800-Flowers.Com, FTD and Jackson&Perkins stores..

December 29, 2007 at 3:01 am
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