Are you throwing a grand New Year’s Eve party this year? Or, are you like us - just staying in all cozy with only the family? Either way, this truly festive holiday is yet another excuse for you to set a pretty table.
This year’s theme for my NYE table is sparkly silver & blue.
I am a strong believer in using what I have around the house for entertaining, and then adding items that I find by thrifting or shopping discounts. You will see that theme run through my blog – over and over again.
This year when I unpacked the Christmas tree decorations, I pulled out a box of shiny blue glass ornaments that I never seem to be able to put on my tree (they just don’t go with anything else I own) – it had a note I had written on it before packing them away last year.
It read, “2012 NYE decorations. With Silver balls.” (You see I also have some silver glass ball ornaments that I never use either.)
When I received these shiny silvery napkin rings as a gift for Christmas from my Mother-in-law, I knew it was meant to be.
But I did shop the Christmas clearance sales yesterday for a few items that just make this table.
I started with our chandelier, and decided to hang the blue glass ornaments from it at varying heights with some blue organza ribbon I had on hand.
I then added tinsel garland I found for a steal at the dollar store! (half price of a dollar is…that’s right 50 cents! How can you beat that?)
I found this miniature silver Christmas tree and thought it would be perfect on my table!
To it I added this “2013″ cutout I bought at the local party store. I was going to craft something almost exactly like this but when I saw it for $2 I was overjoyed – time is money after all! I added these fun silver and blue present bows I found (also at the dollar store.)
For more sparkle I love lots of candle light!
I pulled out my best Champagne glasses (these were my great-grandmothers) and tossed in some party hats and blowers I bought at the dollar store.
It’s okay to go easy on yourself (and cut back on your laundry chores) by using paper napkins when entertaining – just buy some really nice, thick ones and then dress them up with napkin rings.
I found these Christmas silver swirl paper napkins at the party store on 70% clearance! I simply rolled them, inserted them in the rings and then fanned them out, displaying them on a stack of my plain glass plates.
To see more of my inspiration and many other wonderful ideas, check out my Pinterest board chock full of New Year’s Eve visuals.