Any true partier would love a good fancy theme party, and this New Year’s Eve, bring the celebration from the bars and clubs to the comfort of your own home. Here are some recommendations tips for this holiday that are to provide the silliest, most extravagant and lavishly elegant themed parties, all for your entertainment!
BLACK & WHITE
Throw an exciting Mardi Gras themed New Year’s Eve party you just can’t miss! Dress up in fancy Masquerade black tie and prepare yourself to bring in 2014 New Orleans style! This classy theme will have your guests dressed to the nines as you countdown to
twelve. You can even request your guests to wear black and white to the party to go with the
FOR THE TABLES:
Black and white linens and mismatched black and white plates and cups. For the centerpiece use a hurricane vase and make a bouquet with long black and white feathers. You could also use flowers but I think the feathers go so well with the black and white theme.
FOR THE FOOD:
Serve up a fancy three course meal if budget allows. Make guests feel that they are in one of the finest restaurants. Offer
champagne and caviar.
FOR THE CAKE:
A black and white dark chocolate cake with caramel buttercream filling will have guests melting and the visual treat will look great in pictures.
FOR PARTY FAVORS:
Give the guests fun black and white feather crowns to wear or black and white masks would also look great for more of a masquerade theme. You can also give them a cute damask print box filled with Jordan almonds or coconut truffles to
Make your New Year’s party stellar by decorating with stars. Ever dream of going to a star studded celebrity party? Throw an A-list party
yourself! It's very easy to do and your New Year's Eve guests will be thrilled to be treated like the hottest celebs! Decorate in red, cream and gold tones. Roll out a red carpet for your guests to walk on and encourage them to wear their finest. Have someone snapping pics like a paparazzi. Offer a guest book at the door so everyone can sign their "autograph.
FOR THE TABLE:
Use a light cream colored table cloth and use beige, gold and red plates and cups. Use some water filled
bowls with red cranberries and floating tea lights. Use gold glitter star cut outs for place cards.
FOR THE FOOD:
Serve mini cocktails and appetizers on small plates
so guests can visit with other "celebs" as they wait for the New Year
FOR THE CAKE:
Offer a gourmet red velvet cake or cupcakes with silky cream cheese frosting.
FOR PARTY FAVORS:
guest their very own Walk of Fame star!
The New Year comes at midnight, right? Why not be dressed for the occasion, in your PJ's. Have all your guests come in their favorite sleepwear and take a more relaxing approach to the new year.
FOR THE FLOOR:
Instead of dressing the table, set the night on the floor with big fluffy pillows, soft blankets and sleeping bags
FOR THE FOOD:
serve big bowls of popcorn and potato chips and a wide assortment of chocolate candy and taffy
FOR THE PARTY FAVORS:
Hand out slippers as party favors for guests to wear instead of their shoes. Cinderella lost her slipper at midnight. Have everyone toss their fuzzy slippers in the air at midnight, too.
Host a glowing black light party. Give everyone glow sticks and glow bracelets. Serve
tonic water to drink. It glows under black lights. Make tonic water ice cubes. Use dry ice to make the drinks misty. Use
petroleum jelly to write “Happy New Year!” on the walls and mirrors. It glows under a black light also. Clothes detergent with bleach also glows. Write with it. Set off a glow in the dark Mentos geyser at midnight to kick off the New Year.
OUR FAVORITE GLOW IN THE DARK DRINK
Energy drinks that have vitamin B in them will glow a very bright yellow under bright lights. There is a way to make them glow green as well. By adding food coloring you can turn the green glowing drink into a cocktail by adding alcohol. Pick one that pairs the best with the brand of energy drink you serve.
energy drink with B vitamins (Rockstar, Red Bull, Monster, etc)
Blue food coloring
(rum, whiskey, Jagermeister, or vodka, optional for adult
1. Pour an energy drink into a glass.
2. If you are adding alcohol, add it into the glass.
3. Add several drops of blue food coloring.
4. Turn on the black light.
5. Mix the drink and watch as it changes from a bright yellow glow to a bright green. Serve and enjoy! Just don't drink it right before bedtime
According to the Knot.com, beautiful color pallets will be splashing all over weddings and events in 2014. We love this trend. One piece of advice I constantly give my brides is to choose a pallet of colors instead of a uniform and prom like look of two or three colors. Pallets of colors consists of four or more main colors in the design. This allows for a more creative and often less expensive choices by freeing restrictions of design materials being offered in limited colors, sizes and amounts.
For example, utilizing color combinations containing only red, black, and white the designs options are rather limited moving in the way of valentine's day, roses for sweethearts or something of the like. One would be surprised how with the incorporation of just one more color how the possibilities open up and become virtually endless. In our previous example using red, black and white we can incorporate yellow and would brighten up the pallet and can then be used as springtime theme or the two colors in contrast brightly and boldly on the tables and centerpieces with a black and white damask background. We could also incorporate blue in the pallet and have a more patriotic look for a fourth of July wedding or a military affair.
We have chosen our favorite color pallets for 2014. We will describe the colors and offer themes to incorporate designs and looks for your big day!
Royal Blue, Lemon, Apricot, Fuchsia and Gold
This winter wonderland combination features the Royal blue as the table base. It brings a strong regal look especially when combined with the long tapered candles, beautiful drinking flutes and tapered candles . The lemon, apricot and fuchsia add a special pop of color that breathes pretty air over the table with small bursts of flowers short and tall to incorporate visual stimulation with the color. We would recommend this combination for the winter due to the richness of the table base. This look and also be used for a glamorous earth tone look by using chocolate instead of blue.
Carnation Pink, Lemon, White and Coral
This pretty spring forward design encompasses all the sights and smells of a new blooming season. Carnation pink is the least expensive flower and color on the market real or artificial depending on the time of year for real flowers. The white base sets a charming stage for the parade of lemon, and coral arranged to not only represent sights of Spring but also spring activities as suggested on the place card in the picture. We are recommending this combination for spring as it would be perfect for any outdoor or indoor festivities such as sailing, beach or spring fever.
Teal, White, Peach, Fuchsia and Brown
This laid back selection is ideal for the dog days of summer. The teal is the color of the water in the Caribbean. White dots subtly in minor roles as the power of the summer favorite of peaches and the daring and pretty fuchsia round out the cast being framed handsomely by the brown. This combination is recommended for Summer due to the relaxed nature of the design. Barns or other country settings would fit right at home in the pallet
Canary Yellow, White, Jade, Royal Purple and Chocolate
This fall festival groups together a pallet of dark and bright colors that brings in warmth and pops of surprise. The chocolate as the table base sets the tone for a cozy start. The small additions of Jade and Canary Yellow do a great job of brightening up the table giving depth to the design. The purple and white adds a touch of class and regal to the pallet in the flowers to complete the look made for a fireplace ball room on a cold January night. We recommend this look for winter as it invites you to come inside, get warm and enjoy. We would also recommend this combo for that iffy time between winter and spring when the weather is not yet warm but not as cold.
Off White, Slate Gray, Silver and Tangerine
This minimalist look features a very uniform and tame atmosphere. Although the depths of the silver and slate gray create and beautiful contrast on the table base the off white sets the tone for a very traditional look. In the event your cake, dress or other related activity is over the top the vanilla background will be the perfect background for your fabulous piece to get the attention it deserves. The tangerine gives the table the tiny pop as a small oasis in the middle of a desert of gray scale. This look can also be completed using your favorite color such as red, pink or teal to replace the tangerine.
Off White, Sandstone, Copper, Black
This formal look is ideal for black tie. The elegance of the copper and sandstone set a perfect stage for tuxedos and ball gowns. The Cinderella dress is on point. The sandstone and off white base is beautiful pattern that compliments the solid color amenities on the table of copper. This look is sometimes arranged with Gold instead of copper. We feel this takes away from the elegance and the look becomes more cosmic or 80's. This upscale look is perfect for the Golden 25th anniversary or the traditional princess wedding. This look is recommended for more of an evening affair due to the formal design.
Scarlet Red, Black, Canary Yellow, Emerald, Sienna
This colorful arrangement is ideal for theme events of the festive nature. Mexican fiesta, Caribbean getaway, African Royalty there are endless occasions this look and accommodate. The black table base gives a formal start. The pallet of red yellow and green cascade high and low for additional visual effects that incorporate a playful and inclusive look to the event that begs to be explored by your guests. The Christmas season is another theme for this color pallet as the green and red are the season's signature colors.
The emergence of new color pallets for 2014 has inspired us greatly. We love the mixing and matching of colors and patters to give your event the look of your dreams.
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