Host a Glam New Year’s Eve Bash

by Courtney WhitmoreDecember 23, 2014
Ring in 2015 in style! So you want to host a glam New Year’s Party, but you don’t know where to start? I’ve got all the tips, tricks, and party table details to style up a bash that will have your friends tossing confetti well into the night. It’s really quite easy with a little preparation to host a fabulous party right at home for the big night. You can party all night while watching the ball drop and avoiding long lines – win/win!
In full countdown style, I’ve included my top 10 tips for your New Year’s Eve Party! Follow these 10 steps and you’ll have your party ready for NYE.


Start with a bright color like pink, purple, or aqua! You can look for fabric at craft stores to find the perfect festive hue. A non-patterned fabric is best so you can have room for lots of decorative elements.


Pick up some wide (2-inch+) ribbon at the craft store in pink or aqua (or your color scheme) and hang over your table (or hang from chandeliers, light fixtures, etc.) and roll tightly then release for a curling streamer effect.


Design a matching “Happy New Year!” banner right on your computer and then send the file to an office or print shop to have printed in 16”x20” or even larger, depending on your table size.


Hosting a party with all handmade treats can be time-consuming when you’re trying to prep your home for guests. So pick up store-bought cupcakes and top with a festive cupcake topper for an easy, quick treat!


Champagne is a must on New Year’s Eve! Celebrate with mini bottles of the bubbly and add some festive flair with curling ribbon, wire decorative trim, and even gold glittered bow ties! Pick up these items at your party or craft stores and use hot glue to adhere on! For the ribbon, simply tie it around!


You have to have confetti to toss when the clock strikes 12 so why not give it a cute twist by filling clear favor boxes with your favorite confetti and wrapping with a simple bow. Everyone can grab their own individual confetti box!


Table décor! Scatter little clocks and lots of party horns for a retro festive vibe. Pick them up in the birthday section of your party store in hot pink and other bright colors.


For dishes, keep it clean! Use white plates and cake stands so your colors really pop. You can pair a colorful dessert or salad plate if you find a color match! I used aqua.


Print and frame clever sayings like “Pop, Fizz, Clink” and “Pass the Confetti” in simple white frames (or gold/pink/aqua).


Be the perfect hostess and keep track of the clock! At 11:50pm, pass out confetti boxes, be sure everyone has a glass of bubbly, and rally your guests for a fabulous countdown!

Follow these 10 steps and you’ll be ready for midnight. Remember; keep it colorful with a touch of sparkle and lots of bubbly for the best Glam New Year’s Eve Bash!

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About The Author
Courtney Whitmore
Courtney Whitmore is a published cookbook author, entertaining and food stylist, and blogger at where she shares the art of presenting classic foods with a modern twist and setting a tablescape with lots of pizzazz. She attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. Her expertise has been seen in Better Homes & Gardens,, Ladies Home Journal, AOL’s DIY Life, Access Hollywood, and