Last Minute Creativity For New Years Eve

 Need some last minute decorating ideas for your New Years celebration? Southern Living out-did themselves with this fabulous spread. Easy to do, but lots to love!

  • Start by filling your table with glass cylandars and vases. Then fill with water and a few drops of food coloring; add a few candles, and voila! The easiest centerpiece you will ever do…and a spectacular impact.
  • If you have some clear Christmas craft ornaments, fill those with colored water also and hang them off some branches right from the back yard. Don’t fill them too much so as not to be too heavy. Finally, string some Christmas lights around the branches for a beautiful glow.

  • Dress up your stemware with a little ribbon band and adhesive gems. Tuck in more branches to large vases, jugs, or bottles.
  • Also, if your main buffet is in the dining room, serve an appetizer and/or dessert in the living room to make sure people don’t get stuck in one area. Remember to bring some coordinating decor to that space as well.
  • Quick and easy way to create a food pedestal: turn a shallow dish or vase upside down and wrap it with coordinating paper (gift wrap, scrapbook paper). The paper shown is great becouse it already has numbers (for the countdown to midnight) on it. You could get the same effect by using stickers or chipboard numbers.
Don’t forget about the designated drivers (or women ‘with child’). Serve a lovely mocktail with pretty garnish so they don’t stick out like a sore thumb. Great recipes here from The Bump.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Here’s to an ‘event’ful 2010!!
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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. Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year! All the best in 2010.

  3. Natasha @ Fête Fanatic says:

    Thanks for the last minute tips! Happy New Year!

  4. Love the ideas!! Happy New year!

  5. Kim - The TomKat Studio says:

    Happy New Year, Chris!!

  6. Donna @ Party Wishes says:

    Happy New Year Chris!

    Nothing but health and happiness!

  7. I love the star fruit – perfect for NYE!


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