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4 Tips for a Simple & Elegant NYE Table

December 28, 2017
by Courtney

Kitchen and Dining Outdoor Living Seasonal Decor

Throwing a New Years Eve party is a fun way to ring in the new year with friends and family.


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After all the holiday chaos and running around, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to decorate and host a get together-  but it doesn’t have to be. It is easy to take a few elements from Christmas decor and re-purpose them for NYE – and with just a few simple additions you will have a festive and beautiful table for guests to enjoy.

Tip #1: Re-purpose Christmas garland

No need to toss that garland and come up with something new. Christmas greens garland works just as beautifully for a NYE table setting. Simply lay it down the center of your table and add flowers and glitter for a festive touch.


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Tip #2: Gold Everything

Gold is always a good thing- and especially when it is on the table and for New Years Eve. Party hats, gold rimmed plates and stemware to toast with are perfect. I love browsing the party accessories HomeGoods gets – they have the most items stuff for any party!


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Tip #3. Bar Cart Love

Bar carts are great- they hold all the extra bits like glasses & drink stirrers and they are a one stop place to fill your glass. To dress them up a bit for the holiday- it is as easy as greenery and a fun garland.  I draped an extra piece of fresh garland on the bar cart and added a few picks and holiday greeting signs.


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Tip #4: Candles

From mercury glass votives to vintage brass candlesticks to wax drips covering the table – candles are always great for ambiance. But safety first- if your garland is a bit crispy- or you won’t be right there at the table- forget the real candles and use led candles to be safe.


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And don’t forget the backdrop.  Background lighting is so great for adding ambiance where ever you set a table and is often an overlooked detail.


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All of these elements can be found at HomeGoods- the candles, the table top elements, NYE decor and even the bar cart! This makes it even easier to grab a few last minute items in one stop to make your party even more festive.

Wishing you a safe and wonderful NYE celebration and Happy New Year! May 2018 bring you all great health and happiness!

Courtney is a paid blogger and writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle and design inspirations, DIY projects and the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage. Connect with Courtney on her blog, French Country Cottage.