Kes & I love entertaining over the holidays.  Whether it’s elaborate family dinners or quick pop ins to deliver presents, the best part of this time of year is getting to spend time with friends and family. Often though, holiday entertaining is so focused on all things Christmas that by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, we’re all partied out! We tend to stay in to ring in the new year so it’s easy for decor to become an after thought. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Today we’re wrapping up our Year of Feasting by joining Danyelle of Life is a Party, along with a few other fantastic Canadian bloggers to share all of our New Year’s Eve inspiration with you.

If you’re like us and planning to stay in with a small group of friends or family this New Year’s Eve, you can still keep things festive without too much effort or strain on the wallet. Which if I’m being perfectly honest is most important after all that Christmas & Boxing Day shopping right?!

We put together this simple, yet stylish New Year’s Eve table using nothing more than a few craft supplies, dollar store favours, some finger foods & of course a favourite cocktail.

New Year's Eve decor

For the backdrop, we used some glittery scrapbooking paper that I cut into varying sizes of squares. I then arranged them into a geometric diamond pattern and stuck them on the wall. I added a twenty eighteen banner that I made from glitter alphabet stickers & banner paper sheets.

Our New Year’s Eve is typically pretty low key. We don’t do a big dinner, but rather spend the evening hanging out with family & close friends, chatting & nibbling on snacks while Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve provides the background entertainment. Finger foods are key. I like to make things that require minimal effort, cheese ball bites & garlic shrimp FTW!

New Year's Eve finger foods - cheese ball bites & garlic shrimp

And of course no New Year’s Eve celebration would be complete without a little bubbly.

New Year's Eve cocktails

Whenever we go out to eat, Kash orders a Shirley Temple to drink, so we figured why not make them at home?  They’re the perfect mocktail to have when you’ve got kids around. It’s fun for them to feel like they have a grown up drink. And for the adults in the room, you can just substitute the Sprite for your favourite champagne and you’ve got yourself a delicious bevvy to toast in the new year!

Shirley Temples made 2 ways - for kids & adults NYE enjoy your favourite cocktail

Add in a few hats & noise makers and you’re all set!

NYE black and gold decor with party favours

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

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Simple Stylish New Year's Eve with black, gold & glitter decor | The Dreamhouse Project


Be sure to check out all of the other #YearOfFeasting New Year’s Eve ideas below and get inspired to have a party of your own!

Year of Feasting New Year's Eve

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Woman In Real Life // Flourish and Knot // The Dreamhouse Project

  • December 12, 2017

    Sounds like a fun way to spend New Year’s Eve. I love your simple dollar store decor -brilliant! And the gold and black look perfect for NYE. Happy New Year!

  • December 14, 2017

    I so agree that, even if we stay in for New Year’s Eve, we should take a bit of time to create a festive setting – even if it’s just for immediate family. Your scrapbooking paper backdrop is really lovely, and innovative. I also love the idea of having cocktails available, along with mocktails for the kids. Everything looks great! I hope you guys have a lovely New Year’s Eve!

  • December 14, 2017

    Your wall mural is so brilliant, what a great idea for a photo backdrop too! I LOVE staying in and love to make it special, close friends and family are really what it’s all about! Happy New Year my friend, here is to an amazing 2018!!!! xo

  • December 16, 2017

    Your appetizers look so scrumptious and I just love the black and gold palette. It’s sophisticated but still feels really fun! And those cocktails look delicious…

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