Sunday, December 21, 2008

Inspiration: New Year's Eve

The time is nearly here (yikes!) to celebrate New Year's Eve - whether your night is spent at home with your fiance or husband, out at a fabulous soiree with dozens of friends, or celebrating with family, the night should be a truly elegant and fun one.

In thinking about table scapes for this year, I was inspired by a photo I took on a recent trip to Paris this fall - it's near the Louvre and captures the romance, elegance, and Belle Epoque style of the city, much like what I always envision New Year's Eve to be. I am also a huge fan of Veuve Cliquot champagne and their simple, yet dazzling color scheme of black, white, and tangerine. All of these ideas are simple, inexpensive, and will bring a sparkle to your holiday table or outfit.

Here are a few photos I've gathered for inspiration for a decked out bash.
Mercury glass ornaments from Smith & Hawken stacked in glass hurricanes reflect candlelight, like those from the black and white striped sticks from Watson Kennedy Seattle. Also from WK, the Roman numeral low-ball glasses and chic pewter salt containers will surely impress your guests.

An intimate, breathtaking 2006 winter wedding we coordinated in true black-tie style, complete with gorgeous, sparkling birch tree branches

For ultra-easy entertaining, contact your local caterer for a New Year's Eve pick-up of an assortment of snacks and desserts. Most caterers will provide delicious hors d' oeuvres without the price tag of providing catering staff, and you get to take the credit and enjoy your party!

Happy New Year!

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