I was never a big fan of New Year’s Eve until I started hosting my own dinner parties. In the past I always thought it was such a let down of a night, maybe because the build-up to midnight is so over-exaggerated and the decline after the revelry was so severe. But, that all changed when I took charge of this holiday that I was thought was destined for doom. If I could look forward to this night, then surely others could too. Making sure to go all-out with a super sparkly, gold and glamorous New Year’s Eve dinner and tablescape, this is how I did it!
The Place Setting
Faux shagreen square placemats were a great base for the mounds of layering I did with the plates. I can definitely use these placemats year-round and I love that they are square – a bit different than the usual rectangular or round placemats.
No detail was spared here and there was no limit to how much gold I used, which definitely made it over-the-top. But if there’s one holiday where it’s okay to do this, it’s New Year’s Eve.
Muted gold silk napkins were centered by a chunky gold nugget napkin ring – I loved the juxtaposition between light and heavy.
Shop similar placemats and plates here:
Shop similar napkin and napkin rings here:
When I saw this huge hourglass, I knew it was perfect for my table. It has enough gold sand for 3 hours. Start your dinner party at 9pm and when it’s empty, it’s time to ring in the new year!
I always like to give a party favor, so these mini-gold hourglass ornaments were placed at everyone ‘s setting. I simply tied a gift tag as a name card with white and gold string and wrote on them with a gold marker.
What I wore
Shop the dress and jacket here:
Palmer wants his own hourglass!
Holliday Johnson says
OH, my goodness! Every detail is so stunning as are you! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
Thanks Holly! You are too kind – so appreciate your support! xoxo
Caryn Gallop says
Love the hourglass. Where would I buy that?
Hi Caryn! I found the hourglass at Z Gallerie. Thanks for the question and Happy New Year!!
Absolutely loving this! Would you mind sharing where the charger plates are from?
Hello! I’m so sorry I’m just now seeing this! Spam on my account has made it very difficult to weed through the nice comments like yours! I got them at Z Gallerie. They are called Halo chargers, and this color is champagne. I just checked and they still have them in stock! Thank you again for your kind comment and for following! Love the positive feedback – hope you stick around for more fun party ideas and tables capes! xoxo