Start your 2018 with glitz and glam! Keep the bubbly flowing with trendy bite-sized snacks. Whether it’s big, small, or somewhere in between these tips will definitely set the mood.

If you’re feeling nervous about hosting a New Year’s Eve party, check out these party essentials that are sure to help the good times roll well into 2018.

Black, Silver and Gold

Make your party glamorous with these three basic colours.

The sparkle and metallic elements add to the feel of a celebration.

These colours also make it easy to create a coordinated look when it comes to décor on the tables and around the room.

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Poppers and Confetti

What’s a New Year’s Eve party without a burst of confetti? There’s nothing better for when the clock strikes midnight. There are plenty of DIYs for confetti balloons and party poppers, so you can make your own at home!

✨Mint and Gold! ✨ #fabulous

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Photo Props

Other than popping champagne on New Year’s Eve, taking photos are a must! Set up your own photo booth or provide props for guests to use in the already decorated room. Hats, headbands and horns are a must!

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Creating a warm and welcoming environment should be your main aim. This will help guests relax and enjoy your party even more. Don’t even think of putting on your main ceiling lights, they are too harsh and cold. Unless you have a dimmer, main lights are a no-no! You could replace the bulb with a lower wattage bulb and add some fairy lights and candles around the room.

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Glasses that are rimmed with gold, silver or black are very common and easy to find from home stores or party shops. Guests always feel special when drinking from unusual, special occasion glasses.

Signature Cocktail

Keep it simple to appeal to all your guests. A beautiful rose or light pink, yellow or orange cocktail adds a pop of colour to your party venue and makes guests feel extra special with small attention to detail.


They are incredibly easy (and inexpensive) to make, and make a big impact. Make your own with sparkly paper and twine!

Letter Party Balloons

No party is complete without balloons, letter party balloons are a bit more grown up than the balloons of children’s parties! Use them to spell out ‘Happy New Year’ to add a dash of flair to your party, but also a constant reminder that it is New Year’s Eve.

The weekend is finally here! ✨ #weekendvibes #weekend #saturday

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A stocked and organized bar

If you don’t have a bar you can opt for a beverage cart so that your guests can see what is available and choose their own beverage. Try to keep the number of beverages limited but still a variety of different spirits and mixers. If bottles are too big and take up space, pour some of the liquid into a decanter – this also helps give the feel of sophistication and glamour!

Avoid cleaning up

The trick is to try and use as many disposable items as possible – that way it can all just be thrown in the bin after the party so you don’t have to slave away doing the washing. Always use a tablecloth and cover up nice furniture too. It doesn’t have to be a festive one, use table confetti to add a little sparkle to a plain cloth. Don’t forget to scatter some coasters around for wine glasses and cover your sofa with a throw and remove any valuable or delicate accessories that might get knocked over.

With these essential New Year’s Eve tips we are sure that your party will be one to remember.

Happy New Year!

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