I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22! Looking for the best New Year’s Eve party ideas? If so, then we have you covered. We partnered with CV Linens to create a chic, purple, black, blush and gold tablescape. We decorated our table with faux flowers, white pearls, purple flowers, fascinators and even made a cookie clock. With our stylish tips, you can create a magical evening with the best New Year’s Eve party ideas.
Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Select a Theme
Because of Covid-19, we are still keeping our celebrations at home small. You can host a fantastic New Year’s Eve party with a theme and some Twinspiration. A New Year’s Eve theme helps inspire the color palette, food, decorations and drinks. We selected a 1920s theme. P.S. this theme is going to work all decade long.
Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Create a Gorgeous Tablescape
Our stylish New Year’s Eve brunch tablescape featured shades of purple, black, blush and gold. We draped black spandex curtains behind the dining table. You’ll need two curtains for a 6-foot table. Make sure to clip them together in the back to connect them. We layered a black cheesecloth table runner over a crisp white tablecloth.
The star of the New Year’s Eve tablescape was our floral centerpiece, which featured black, blush and liliac foam roses and a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Garland. We used hot glue to combine the floral foam together. Then we draped the garland on the foam. Then we added foam roses, pampas grass as well as pink, purple, black and white feathers. Most of these decorations are from CV Linens. We also added gold lanterns, purple votives, white pearls and fascinators.
Each place setting featured a gold charger plate, black and gold plates with matching black and gold cutlery. These plates and cutlery are gorgeous. They make clean up easy because who wants to spend the end of the night doing dishes right? We also added fascinators as party favors.
Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Make Cocktails with Empress Gin
We made Empress Gin Martinis, which matched the color palette of the party perfectly. This gin gets its all natural purple hue from the butterfly pea blossom. We made a Pear and Rosemary Empress Gin Cocktail and an Empress Gin French 75 earlier this year. If purple is ever in your color palette, create a specialty cocktail with Empress Gin. It’s delicious and no food coloring required.
Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Serve Black and White Foods
Squid ink pasta is a great way to add naturally black foods to your menu. We used this recipe but used penne and topped with truffle oil.
Dessert clocks are an easy addition to New Year’s Eve festivities. We have made them with both cupcakes and cookies in the past. Don’t forget the Twix (and to take a bite, I mean cut one in half). The best option for this party is the Black and White cookie. Arrange in a clock and just write the numbers with a gel frosting. You can bake the cookies from scratch, which we have done before, or just save yourself some time and just buy them. For more black and white food ideas, check out our Black and White NYE party (our food photography and tablescape styling has come a long way since this party though).
2020 and 2021 were definitely hard on all of us. Stay safe and ring in 2022 with the best New Year’s Eve party ideas. Here’s to hoping that we can have bigger and better celebrations in 2022 and beyond.
Empress Gin Martini
- 1 1/2 oz Empress Gin
- 3/4 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 3/4 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Lemon slice garnish
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice
- Add the Empress Gin, Cointreau or Triple Sec, lemon juice to the shaker
- Shake until well chilled
- Strain into the martini glasses
- Add lemon garnish
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