new years eve party decorations

There are tons of ways to decorate for New Year’s Eve, but shimmery gold and silver will always seem especially appropriate. Here are a few simple, sparkly ideas from Martha Stewart…It’s not too late to pull any of these ideas together tonight or tomorrow during the day before your festivities begin!

Pictured above: Countdown Decor (gather up all your clocks, hit the discount stores, or borrow from friends!), Sparkling Centerpiece (glass vases filled with shiny ball ornaments leftover from Christmas), and Countdown Champagne Flutes. Pictured below: A Metallic Serving Tray and DIY Shimmering Streamers are created from festive gift wrap.

new years eve party decorations

Sometimes I get so caught up browsing all the fantastic ideas ’round the web that I forget to mention the ideas from right here at HWTM… For example, our Gold & Silver Shimmer party theme, which is full of plenty of sparkle for a New Year’s Eve bash!

new years eve party decorations

And for something sparkly to sip or munch on, try a bubbly Ritz 75 or a Glitzy Chocolate Pudding!

Check out our New Year’s Eve section for more NYE party themes & ideas!

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jen SAYS:

LOVE it! the christmas tree store has great staples that would look great in this theme… particularly the solid metalllic plates… i keep the on hand to take cookies to parties, and i don’t have to worry about remembering to bring it home since it cost a buck or 2!

December 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm

Rachel Trigueiro SAYS:

love these new years eve ideas. especially because half of these decorations i already have in my christmas stuff! it makes having a party that much easier and affordable. i am also loving that pomegranate sparkling drink at the top. yumm!

December 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

ROOM design studio SAYS:

just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year!

and this pallette of colors is just so festive !

December 31, 2008 at 1:15 am

Karin at Ellas Inspiration SAYS:

What a great inspiration! I did a table setting as well using mini pink balls.

All the best in the new year!

BR Karin
from Sweden

December 31, 2008 at 5:33 am

tammy SAYS:

I lOVED that Martha idea with the clocks on the mantle. I saw it a bit ago and HAD to copy it! :)

December 31, 2008 at 9:23 am

QueenOfCuisine SAYS:

I love the metallic color scheme! I have also recently seen the gold/silver charges at the Christmas Tree Shop; they’re super inexpensive and would be perfect for this look.

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2008 at 10:03 am

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Fantastic ideas! Especially the clocks and the count down numbers on the champagne glasses! Happy New Year to you and your fantastic blog!

December 31, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Kristy SAYS:

I love th vases filled with Christmas ornaments! It couldn’t be any simpler, but it is truly beautiful!

I’ve added you to my blogroll – I want my readers to see your ideas!

Remember Something Blue

December 31, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Erin SAYS:

I ended up using your countdown idea for our NYE party – huge success and people went nuts over the candles! Thank you SO much!

January 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Michelle SAYS:

My daughter is getting married on NYE and these ideas are perfect for the reception. Definitely doing the gold ornaments in jars and metallic paper gardlands, thanks so much!!

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