How to change your holiday décor for a New Year’s celebration
The New Year is upon us. I remember getting a great dress, booking a hotel room, and going wild once a year on New Year’s Eve. Does that still happen or did I just get tired somewhere along the line? Now we plan a night of casual clothes, friends, and games (lame). That doesn’t mean it isn’t festive though, we still deck the halls and make the surroundings feel like a party!
If you are headed out of town, perhaps NYC times square for the ball drop (on my bucket list), or bringing in the new year somewhere besides home…….skip to tomorrow’s post. However, if you are hosting a gathering, read on.
There are great ways to transition your existing Christmas arrangements into New Years. When you start taking down Christmas, set aside the items that seem like they could be transitional. Gather these pieces and start setting your party area up.
Here are the items that I re-purposed:
- Glass cylinders
- Tin ornament
- “Cheers” beverage buckets
- Birch logs- which are now glittered
- Deer head- also, now glittered
- Gold magnolia leaves
This is what I did:
- Table first
- Message on the mirror
- Candles for ambiance
- Clock telling the story
Personalized labels on mini champagnes in Chinese takeout boxes and the message “Wishing you nothing but good fortune in 2016” for my guest take away gift
Glittered my deer head, birch, and champagne bottle bottom
Put the cake topper numbers on a cylinder and filled it with some ornaments
Attached a memory ornament from our 2015 Christmas card and
Finally, I polished it all off with metallic icicles, confetti, horns and coaster (which we sell at LDI) with the quote, “Stick around. I may need someone to blame.” -Oscar Wilde
You will be surprised what you come up with when you start looking at what you have. Make it fun, make it festive and use any reason to celebrate. Happy New Year!