Decorating for NYE can be hard because the holiday is so short-lived, but with these New Year’s party decor ideas, you can throw a great party with little stress!
There are a lot of holidays to decorate for this time of year, and one that is short, albeit fun to decorate for, is New Year’s Eve! Sure, you only have the decorations up for maybe two days tops, but it’s still fun and completely worth it, especially if you’re throwing a small bash with just your close friends. If you’re like me, you want to decorate, but that lingering feeling of not having a lot of space and then the dread of having to take it all down makes it seem like a chore. My advice is to pick just a few, simple decorations to liven up the place, whip up a quick treat, and have fresh drinks for all to enjoy. Today, I’m going to show you just that, and give you some ideas and inspiration on how to decorate quickly, easily, and simply for a New Year’s Eve party.
Via Martha Stewart
I absolutely love this decor idea. How easy is it to hang something on the inside of a window like this? This would be something I would do because it is so simple and versatile. It doesn’t have to be paper discs like this either; although, these are super cute and you can get black and gold printed scrapbook paper bundles cheap at craft stores. Imagine the possibilities. You could hang beads, ornaments, practically anything. I would hang these New Year’s decorations in a window on a small tension rod, but you could even hang them from the ceiling if you wanted to get really fancy. Or, if you like balloons, maybe get a few helium balloons and tie the paper discs to them like a kite tail and let them float around the party. Just be aware that if you have cats or dogs, they may think it’s a new toy!
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Via Project Wedding
You may remember this image from my holiday decor post. Gold decorations are one of those classic New Year’s Eve party themes, and what could shine brighter than gold ornaments in pretty glasses? Plus, being able to reuse decorations for other holidays is something I love, because that means I have less decorations to store! You could easily use these as you did for your holiday decor, or vamp them up by using different glasses, or adding in black and silver for a more classic New Year’s Eve look. You could even use these as a centerpiece on the table where you keep the food and drinks for the party. And who would have to know they were the same decorations you had up for Christmas? No one. Simplicity at its finest, no?
I did say I am all about reusing decorations, so since we’re still in winter and metallics are in, go ahead and toss in some of those metallic pine cones you had in your fall decor as well. Why not? They’re cute, and ones like the photo above would be perfect for New Year celebrations. You can keep them in a bowl, or lay them out on the table or bar. It would be a simple and easy way to mix wintery decor in with your New Year’s decor. I think adding just a few in around the food and drinks would be quite pretty. You can add as many or as few as you want. You can even string some up like in my first tip. I would not put too many on one string though, as they can get heavy. But a couple added in among paper discs, beads, and ornaments would be really cool!
My go-to baking item for any sort of gathering has always been cupcakes. What better food for a New Year’s Eve Party is there than cupcakes? They’re easy to make, and you don’t have to deal with cleaning up plates or forks after the party is over. They are also easier to store and send home with your guests than a normal sized cake! Whip up some easy cupcakes in a simple flavor like vanilla or chocolate, and add in a cute topping like these little clock faces. The supplies would be relatively easy to find.
To make something similar, I would cut out the round faces on cardstock paper and paint on some numbers. I would then cut out the hands and glue down with a pearl bead or rhinestone (also found fairly cheap at craft stores), then glue it all to a toothpick. Voila! You could also paint on the hands of the face to make it even simpler. If you are really good at cake decorating, you could even make a face on top of the cupcake instead of piping a swirl of icing. There are so many ways you might do this. You might even consider cookies instead, if that’s your forte. There really is no wrong way to decorate sweets, in my opinion. All sweets are good sweets to me!
New Year’s parties are not the same without a great punch! I myself am not a champagne person, so when I saw this punch I just had to try it out. It sounds divine, and it looks beautiful, too. It’s simple to make, and it’s made ahead of time and chilled until right before you serve it up and add in more alcohol at the end. Cool, huh?
Here’s the recipe for this scrumptious Punch Parker (from Delish): Cut up 2 oranges, 2 lemons, 1 lime, ½ pint raspberries, and 1 cup fresh pineapple. Add cut fruit to a large punch bowl with 1 bottle of your favorite gin, 1¾ cup lemon juice, 1¼ cup simple syrup, ½ cup orgeat syrup, and 1 cup framboise liqueur. Refrigerate for 4 to 5 hours. Before serving, add in 1 bottle chilled Prosecco (or similar sparkling white wine) and a block of ice.
There you have it! Simple ways to decorate any home to have one of the best New Year’s Eve parties. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family, and comment with any other NYE party ideas you might have. Stay creative, my friends!
**Featured image via Carla Aston