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New Years Eve Table

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.

New Years Eve Table

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.

New Years Eve Table

It read, “2012 NYE decorations. With Silver balls.” (You see I also have some silver glass ball ornaments that I never use either.)

New Years Eve Table - napkin rings

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.

New Years Eve 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.

New Years Eve Table

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!

New Years Eve 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!

New Years Eve Table

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.

New Years Eve Table - Champagne glasses

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.

New Years Eve Table napkins

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.

New Years Eve Table

To see more of my inspiration and many other wonderful ideas, check out my Pinterest board chock full of New Year’s Eve visuals.

New Years Eve Table

My table is all ready for appetizers! Check out this great list of seafood apps to make from Whole Foods Market or my recipe for easy, fantastic stuffed mushrooms here.