Silver & Gold New Years Eve

It’s time to break out the blowers and noise makers again and ring in a new year.  I wanted to create an intimate dinner party with the idea of champagne bubbles & counting down the clock.  These are simple ideas you can implement – I didn’t buy anything new for this table except the grocery items.  I’m also sharing the printable items FREE here.  Check out all the details for the design, below.

Simple ideas you can use:
  • I used a gold throw to cover the table.  It has a velvety texture and immediately brings a touch of elegance to the table.
  • The centerpiece is a fishbowl vase filled with clear, gold, and white ball ornaments to mimic the effect of champagne bubbles.  Adding a clock and hour glass brings in the “countdown” idea.
  • I added a single white flower to the center arrangement and embelished the tips with a little glitter glue & glitter.
  • Each place is set with gold charger and clear plate.  I love using my clear glass plates as it allows me to do something interesting underneath.  In this case I designed the face of a clock to go along with the theme.
  • Mini bottles of champagne are dressed up with a bottle tag and could be used as a favor or served with dinner.
  • Offering take home favors is simple when you fill a silver cupcake wrapper with color-coordinated candies and wrap it up with a bow and tag.  I also thought a breakfast muffin would be appropriate for the guests to indulge in the morning after.  
I hope this gives you some ideas for your own New Years Eve dinner party – or any dinner party for that matter.  Cheers!

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. oh my gosh!! I LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Jen @ says:

    Pretty! :)

  3. All the little details right down to the glittered carnation is just beautiful.

  4. I love love love this! The clock face underneath the clear plates are my absolute favorite! I love how your ideas are always so simple to implement at home. :)

  5. Looks very fun and festive!

  6. Love this! Want to recreate this… And now I know what I can to with my vintage clock collection! Thank you.

  7. Simply Creative Insanity says:

    Love it! And I love that youused things around the house! I always try to do that! Cheers! Happy New Year!

  8. This is beautiful and very elegant!
    Love it

  9. this looks gorgeous!


  10. great ideas – thank you!

  11. The Seaman Family says:

    So elegant and simple! Thanks for all the great ideas and tips. I love that you did it all without spending much!!

  12. Always enjoying your blog Chris and amazing posts!
    Happy New Year! may God bless you all with good health, peace happiness success and prosperity.
    Best Wishes,

    PS I would love to share with you my Christmas dessert table!

  13. Wow! The clear plates is a great idea! I love this!

  14. I love it too…I`m gonna try to make something similar at home!Happy New Year!

  15. Christi Bennett @ pisforparty says:

    Everything looks great! I have always wanted to use a clock as part of a centerpiece for NYE. I love the clear plate and clock paper too! I love it all. =)

  16. Hi!! ) I am Catwife (aka Mia). Am honored to be mentioned beside you in Delightfully Chic’s blog:-) I hope we can blog friends from opposite sides of the word…

    I also blog at
    more of my moodboard and visual gallery. I wil surely use your site as one of my inspirations for both blogs:-)

    btw, this post now I love and will use if for my tom's post, if you may:-)

    Love your blog!!

    Hope we can follow each other (adding you now)

  17. Love this table setting. Your blog is very inspiring.

  18. Fabulous table setting, love the clock face plates and have just added a link to this party inspiration over on my blog.

    Wishing you a very happy and successful New Year and look forward to plenty more inspiration from you in 2011.


  19. Gypsy Heart says:

    Love, love this! It is simple yet elegant. You are very creative and I love your blog.

    Happy New Year!

  20. Petit Artiste, Beatriz Azevedo says:

    Marvellous! By coincidence I also chose transparent glass and decorated paper showing the passage of the time. Beatriz

  21. Lovely tablescape – I love the use of the clock face – it is perfect to ring in the New Year!


  22. With my gold and silver wedding coming up, I’d love to know how you glittered that carnation!

    • Dominique, I just used a glitter kit that has a bottle of glue with brush applicator included. Just brush the edges of the flower with the glue, then dip the flower into the glitter that’s been sprinkled onto a paper plate.

  23. Good Morning!

    I love your table decor. Do you have an editable version of the circle? it states 2012.

    Thank you,



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