Pop out the bubbly and get your ‘to-do list’ ready – it’s time to organise your New Year’s Eve party, without spending too much time or coin!
Between inviting your special ones, organising the food, and planning out activities, it’s easy to leave the decorating side of things until the last minute. Relax! We have you covered. Below are some easy ways to make your house look fancy enough for the occasion, for us budget-conscious and time-poor people!
1. Reuse the Christmas Decorations
Unless you’re ridiculously efficient, chances are your Christmas decorations are still lingering around the house. At the end of the day, holiday spirit is holiday spirit, so there’s no harm keeping these decorations around to contribute to the New Year’s Eve celebratory atmosphere. A few extra details or some minor rearrangements can be all that are needed to transform Christmas cheer into New Year’s jubilation. If you hosted a Christmas party earlier, just be sure to make some notable changes if you don’t want your guests thinking you didn’t put in any effort!
2. DIY Ceiling Streamers
Say what you like about Martha Stewart, but she certainly has some excellent ideas when it comes to decorating on a budget. One of her ideas for New Year’s Eve parties involves recycling unused Christmas wrapping paper to create cute circle-chain streamers that hang from the ceiling. Stylish, smart, and environmentally aware… the perfect combination!
3. Decorative Catering
Your guests need food to eat and you need your home to look brilliant during the party. Why not kill two birds with one stone with decorative food platters? Carefully selecting the right food combinations can lead to delicious stomach-fillers that also increase the overall aesthetics of your entertaining area. If cooking for a large group isn’t your cup of tea, call in a professional company, such as Noosh Catering, to get the job done. If you speak to them about wanting platters that look as scrumptious as they taste, they will surely have some great ideas and suggestions to help achieve this.
4. Glitter. Everywhere.
If time has run out and your space isn’t quite festive enough for the occasion, glitter is ALWAYS a last-minute option to add an extra sparkle to the room. Whether you coat your champagne bottles and glasses (outside only, of course) with gold glitter, sprinkle rainbow glitter across table surfaces, or just splash it onto guests as they arrive, nothing beats glitter when it comes to making a party shimmer and shine. There is the slight downside of having to clean it up after the party, but hey, you don’t have to worry about that until next year!
Decorating for your New Year’s Eve party doesn’t have to be an expensive, time-absorbing nightmare. In fact, with these tip and ideas (plus any that you’ve thought of yourself while reading this), the decorating can be the easiest and one of the most enjoyable parts of your party organisation!
Images from getinmyhome’s Party Styling Pinterest board!