I’m hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas full of family, fun, and lots of food! I know we sure did! As the Christmas celebrations are nearing their end, it’s time to turn our attention to the excitement of New Years! Whether your 2013 was one to remember or one you’d rather forget, now is the time that we begin to reflect on the year that was. What better way to do that than to plan a New Years Eve gathering? If you are planning a big News Years bash or just a small get together with a few friends (our personal favorite) take the opportunity to add a few festive New Years decorating touches on top of your Christmas decorations.
If you’re like me, you don’t rush to immediately rip down all of your Christmas gear on January 1st. It takes a lot of effort to decorate your home for Christmas, so what’s the big hurry to take it all down? This year, I have been coming up with a few ideas that will simply add to your already beautiful holiday décor while also giving that extra special nod to the impending year!
1. It’s all about the big countdown
Old clocks act as a playful nod to your New Years in your decorating! After all, isn’t that the focus of the whole evening during the countdown to midnight? Take a look around the house to dig up any old alarm clocks you may have laying around or make a trip to thrift store or department store (even target has some options for under $20) to see what you can find. These great antique alarm clocks nestled on the mantel or tucked into your table centerpiece will give the space a great vintage vibe and create the perfectly playful New Years décor.
If you find yourself lacking in the extensive vintage timepiece collection (insert sarcastic tone here) you can always reference the good old timekeeper in your sweets!
2. Have a bubbly good time
Add some visual interest behind your bar or buffet table with some champagne balloon bubbles! Muted colors like gold, silver, white and blush will imitate your favorite bubbly while also staying in tune with your other holiday decorations!
Or take advantage of the big Christmas decoration sales at Target right now and stock up on some champagne colored Christmas bulbs! These “bubbles” will look great scattered around your dinner table or gathered up in a glass bowl while continuing to add to your New Years theme! The Elizabeth Gordon Studio process is also collaborative as they take time to understand our desires based on their expertise and creativity. They may come up with some good ideas, too!
3. Resolution check
It’s that time again! Many of us use this time of the year to start fresh, break bad habits, and move forward into the new year on the right foot with New Years resolutions. Pick a fun space in your house, and use up some of the Kraft paper from your holiday wrapping, to create a resolution board for your friends and family to join in on. Whether these resolutions are silly or serious, it’s a great way to add some entertaining group fun to your New Years gathering!
Whether you’re planning on enjoying a night out on the town or staying in with friends and family, we at The Spiffy Company wish you a happy and healthy New Year!