Guest Picks: Fancy Finds for a New Year's Eve Party

This collection of glow, glow and shimmer is sure to impress your guests on New Year’s Eve. Every fashionable host knows that it is all in the details — it is not about what you serve, but the way you serve it. So go ahead and spoil your guests with those elaborate finds. A generous host plus excellent friends makes for a great celebration!
— Jami from Picture Design Blog


12″ Disco Mirror Ball – $29

Every house party demands a disco ball, especially on New Year’s Eve. Turn down the lights, turn the music up and rock the night away beneath this glimmering globe.


Martini Glasses, Balloons and Party Hats Garland by GFetti – $20

Remember: it is all in the details, so don’t forget the decorations! You don’t have to go overboard; only some garlands strewn about and some confetti-topped tables will do just fine. Decide on a color theme and go with it.

Z Gallerie

See Bottle Stopper – $24.95

Count down the minutes to 2012 with this particular bottle stopper. It might also double as a party favor: arrange a lot of them and move them out to your guests on their way outside.

Pier 1 Imports

Octopus Wine Charms – $7.95

With all the drinking that is happening at your celebration, there is guaranteed to be a mix-up concerning whose glass is whose. Keep’em straight with those guys.


Champagne Party Invitation by M Press Ink – $15

Who doesn’t love getting formal invitations in the mail? Make your celebration extra special by sending out personalized invites. I love the gold and gray color combination of those — so tasteful.


Photobooth Prop Set by Little Retreats – $31.50

Make sure to have a picture booth at your celebration; they’re great for hours and hours of fun. This set of props is great for posing.

Design Within Reach

Geneva Sound System, Small – $299.95

What is a party without music? Crank up those songs and dance. This program allows for far better audio than that old boombox you’ve been utilizing. Perform DJ and make a playlist on your iPod, or put in your favourite dance station on Pandora, and you’ve got your self and instant celebration.

Pottery Barn

Recipe Glass Cocktail Shakers – $35

You’re likely to need one of these to mix up those cocktails you are going to be serving to your friends, so why not use one that gives you a bit of help on the way? The classic recipes printed on the sides allow you to seem as if you are the best bartender in the world.


Horta Champagne Glass – $12

Toast to the achievement of this past year as well as the promises of this new year. The curvy silhouette of those flutes along with the tasteful etching will have your guests saying,”Fill’er up!”

West Elm

Champagne Bucket – $34

There’s going to be enormous amounts of champagne absorbed, so keep it chilled and tasting great within this elaborate bucket. Add a personal touch and inscribe it with your own initials.

West Elm

Beaded Coasters – $8

Toss these beaded coasters here and there throughout the room to provide your guests a place to put their drinks while adding some fashionable sparkle.

Modern Barware – $16.95

Talk about mood light. Everyone will love drinking their cocktails even more thanks to those color changing cubes.

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Penguin Ice Bucket – $44.95

I enjoy this little man. He’s unique and not like most of the other conventional ice buckets on the market — he has class and charm.


Moderno 14 Piece Punch Bowl Set – $125

Mix up a batch of your favourite drink and serve it to your guests in this bowl. I love the modern shape and modern design.

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Red & Gold Sequin Party Bottle Covers – $10.95

Sparkle is essential to ring in the new year, and these will do just the trick. Add some bling to those bottles and make a festive bar .

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Embossed Hexagonal Serving Pieces – $34.95

Serve up those tasty treats in style. Using glistening serveware will enhance the look of your tabletop if you mix it with some candles or tea lights. The reflective surface will bounce light all around.


Set of 12 Appetizer Plates – $22.95

You’re likely to have to serve those fabulous bites on some thing, and nobody wants to eat off a flimsy paper plate. Add some class to a casa with appetizer plates rather.

Collapsible Cocktail Tray Table – $74.99

Adding some extra table space to your guests’ drinks and food is a great idea when you are hosting a celebration. Place trays like these throughout the room, and your guests can move around and mingle rather than get stuck round the kitchen island.

Jago Black Glass Adjustable End Table – $118.99

This knock-off of this Eileen Gray side table is essential to any entertaining you can do in your home. Use it daily for a side table, and it doubles as a cocktail table table when elevated.

West Elm

Folding Chair — Monogrammable – $39

You’re going to need a little extra seating for those bodies. Please don’t bust out the old plastic white folding chairs; opt for a more mature version. You can also monogram these.

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