How To Ring in the New Year With Style

How to celebrate the New Year with style

With 2013 just around the corner, it’s time to say farewell to the old and hello to the new. Whether you’re throwing a large bash or an intimate dinner party for friends, it's easy to set a celebratory tone when you follow these festive and fun styling tips!

1. Serve up some fun! New Year’s Eve is one holiday where the sky is the limit in terms of serving splendid side dishes, delectable desserts, or signature cocktails. While silver and gold tend to be the most popular color combinations for this holiday, allow yourself to get creative by adding a splash of color. Place festive stemware and ingredients for a pear champagne splash cocktail near the bar and allow guests to be their own mixologists.

Mark & Graham Elegant Everyday Wine Glass, $12.00

2. Simplify and serve easy appetizers! Whip up festive, yet simple appetizers so that you're freed up to spend time sipping champagne with friends (rather than slaving away in the kitchen). Starters such as a honey-nut glazed cheese wheel offer a wow factor for guests and takes less than 10 minutes to make!

3. Roll the dice! For a family-friendly evening, pull out a mix of board games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, or cards and encourage a little friendly competition. Playing these games fireside over a cup of hot cinnamon chocolate may be the perfect way to get little ones excited for all the fun they’ll have in the year to come.

4. It’s all about the presentation! Display inexpensive items or festive décor that you already have around your own home. Try grouping silver and white candles in various sizes on a large platter for a striking centerpiece on the dessert buffet. Or, sprinkle confetti, party hats, or anything with polka dots throughout the room to give your party a festive vibe.

 The Tomkat Studio, $5.50

Now that your home is ready for your big soirée, it’s time to slip into some party-worthy attire, pop in some chic earrings, and ring in the New Year with family, friends and plenty of style!

What are your New Year’s Eve plans this year?

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