It’s interesting, how holiday parties come in and out of fashion. This year, I’m hearing more and more of our clients sharing tips for celebrating New Years Eve at home. One of these merrymakers revealed her planning secret: Crate and Barrel’s list of NYE party suggestions. I checked it out!
Crate and Barrel partnered with Orlando Soria, founder of Homemaker and creative director for Homepolish, who shared his ideas for a sophisticated, low-key New Year’s Eve party that’s both festive and relaxed. I may be tempted to “try this at home…”
Sophisticated Classic Color That Matches Your Other Holiday Decor
Coordinate your Christmas decorations with your New Year’s décor by choosing a simple color scheme. Soria suggests silver and gold accents, which “don’t scream Christmas” and that make your whole home feel New Year’s appropriate.
A Well Stocked, Organized Bar
You don’t need to go to the expense of hiring a bartender. Soria uses items from Crate and Barrel to organize a “serve-yourself” bar. The generously sized Linton Rectangular tray fits a lot of bottles. He pours large handles of liquor into smaller, decorative decanters, and mixes the Scribe Carafe, the Wells Decanter, and the Corbin Decanter for an eclectic look.
Glimmering candlelight provides warmth and romance to your space. C&B’s Owen Acacia Wood Pillar Candle Holders make a lovely table centerpiece.
An Analog Timepiece for the Countdown
For a celebration of the passing of time, and the anticipation of the next year, Soria feels it’s much more exciting to count down using an actual clock rather than some digital feed. I agree!
To tie in with the silver and gold theme, Soria adds some gold-striped Gala Double Old-Fashioned glasses from C&B to his personal collection of vintage cocktail glasses. It’s fun to drink from a glass with some added sparkle. To corral all these lovely glasses, he suggests the on-theme Confetti Platter.
A Multi-Layered Table Setting Accented with Metallics
Adding layers to a table setting gives it a multi-dimensional, considered look. Soria starts by using the Beckett Natural Linen Table Runner and layers on Grasscloth White Placemats to provide a bright, but neutral base. On top of that, he adds Shimmering Silver Glass Charger Plates, metallic starbursts (a simple DIY with pipe cleaners), and finishes everything off with Bennett Dinner Plates, Helena Linen Napkins and Aero Flatware. Adding in neutrals and pops of white allows the metallic elements to really shine.
A Simple Signature Cocktail
No one wants to spend the time at their own party refilling drink dispensers! This simple concoction — two parts champagne to one part blood orange Italian soda — makes delicious, refreshing champagne cocktails and adds a fun pop of color to your celebration.
Happy New Year to you and yours!