Will you be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at your home this year? Decorating your home for a New Year’s Eve celebration can be both fast and simple, especially if you use your existing Christmas decorations as a starting point for decorating your home.
Over the years, we’ve discovered that making the switch from Christmas to New Year’s Eve decor can usually be done in a matter of an afternoon with just a few basic supplies. These supplies include things like black tablecloths, silver confetti, several packages of silver wire-edged crafting ribbon, silver paper goods, white twinkle lights, silver tinsel, silver curling ribbon, and rolls of sparkly silver star crafting wire. With these supplies and the following ideas, you’ll be ready to greet the New Year (and your party guests) in no time at all.
1. Deconstruct the door wreath. Remove the red Christmas ribbon from your door wreath and replace it with a silver one instead. You can make a fancy bow using the instructions found at save-on-crafts.com or tie a simple bow, such as the kind made to tie a pair of running shoes.
2. Cover the dining tables and banquet tables with black tablecloths. Pull off the Christmas linens and replace with black table linens instead. To add some sparkle to the linens, sprinkle with silver confetti, small sections of silver curling ribbon, and twists of starry wire.
3. Hang up twinkle lights. Twinkle lights are an easy way to turn any room into a party room. At our house, I’ll swag them from the ceiling using tiny pushpins to hold them in place.
4. Drape the tree in silver. Instead of undecking the tree for your party, camouflage it instead. One easy way to turn a Christmas tree into a New Year’s Day tree is to drape it first with long sections of silver ribbon (tied at the top and then draped vertically) and then cover with a couple of boxes worth of silver tinsel.
5. Make a noisemaker centerpiece. For a simple New Year’s Eve Party centerpiece, use a glass or silver pedestal cake plate to hold an assortment of party noise makers. To add some sparkle, sprinkle with confetti and circles of starry wire.
6. Wrap your Christmas candles with silver ribbon. Make the switch from Christmas candles to New Year’s Eve party candles by tying pretty silver ribbons at the base. Another festive look is to wind them in sparkly starry crafting wire.
7. Put away the Christmas crockery and bring out the silver. For holding party foods and munchies, skip the Christmas crockery and use glass, white, or silver bowls instead. Don’t have any? Some inexpensive party hats ~ such as top hats ~ can be inverted and used to hold chips, nuts, and cookies.
8. Decorate the fireplace mantel with party hats. Pull down the garland, nutcrackers, and the stocking holders from the fireplace mantel and replace with a colorful arrange of New Year’s Eve party hats. A sprinkling of silver confetti and silver ribbon curls on the mantel can add some extra shine.
9. Replace red ribbons throughout the house with silver ones. Instead of removing the Christmas garlands and swags from your home for your New Year’s Eve party, replace the red ribbon with silver instead.
10. Finish up with lots of balloons. Did I forget to put balloons on the supply list? It’s not a New Year’s Eve party without balloons, especially lots & lots of balloons. Hit the dollar store for an assortment of black and silver party balloons (ask for extra long black & silver curling ribbon) and finish up your New Year’s Eve Party decorations by letting these loose in the party room. Between the balloons and lots of silver accents, your home with be ready to welcome in 2011 on New Year’s Eve.