NEW YEARS EVE :: GOLDEN GLAM DINNER PARTY

golden glam NYE party

I’m on such a gold and glam kick this season, I just can’t get enough of it! I decided to create this inspiration shoot for a modern and glamorous New Years Eve dinner party that’s filled with gold sequins, black and white graphic prints, and a few festive details.

New Years Eve is the perfect time to glam it up and host a fabulous dinner party for a few close friends. I love the gold and black color combination because I think it’s synonymous with “celebration.” What’s more is that you can serve an elegant meal accompanied by an elegant sparkling wine, Freixenet {pronounced Fresh-eh-net}, who’s black bottle coordinates with the decor…..what, don’t YOU match your drinks to your party design?!

Check out all the ideas, plus a couple of recipes to serve, below…

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  • Dine under a canopy of balloons: just hang them from your chandelier. I used an “S” hook to raise the chandelier chain so the balloons wouldn’t be too low.
  • Differentiate the boys place settings from the girls with these suggestions: place DIY bow ties on the male’s plates, and mascarade masks on the gal’s.
  • Make a festive centerpiece: attach glitter numbers that denote the new year, to wooden skewers, using glue strips. Insert them into a flower arrangement.
  • Decorate the table: sprinkle a little bit of gold and black confetti in the center of the table. Wrap tin noise makers with gold glitter tape or ribbon and lay then out. Fill a small vase with blowers and noise makers so they’re easy to grab at midnight. Frame a simple sign to add to the other end of the table.
  • Set up a coordinating snack table: whether you’re eating an early dinner or a later one, you will still need a place for dessert and/or snacks to be displayed. I designed this table for SheKnows.com. See all the details, recipes, and free printables here.  Printables designed by Paper & Pigtails.
  • Serve a signature cocktail: set up a bar area with Freixenet sparkling wine with it’s signature black bottles. Serve the sweet Cuvée as is, and the classic Brut over 1/2 oz of pomegranate juice. Garnish with a few pomegranate arils.
  • Festive Favors: place mini bottles of Freixenet at place settings so guests can take it home and enjoy it later.

NYE sparkling cocktail nye salad

Winter Fruit Salad

  • Mixed salad greens {I like the “fancy” mix in the pre-packaged containers}
  • Orange cut into bite size slices
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Goat cheese
  • Glazed walnuts {usually packaged in the produce section}

Vinaigrette dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup pomegranate juice

Arrange salad on individual plates.

Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients until well combined and drizzle over salad when ready to serve.

TIP: Use this old restaurant trick {from my waitressing days} to keep salads ready to serve. Plate the salads individually and place them on a large tray or baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with dressing just before serving.

salads tip

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Freixenet. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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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 contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.