By Anna Kocharian

Published on December 27, 2015

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handwritten invitations

Who doesn’t love getting mail? We’re over the impersonal evites and Facebook messages. Set the tone for the evening, before the guests even arrive, with a fancy invite lightly doused with confetti. 

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a beautiful spread

Keep it simple by pairing an ornate cheese plate with a bowl of spiked punch. Or, go all out with a soulful feast!

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cocktail garnish stand

Skip the olives and slices of lime in lieu of berries, marshmallows, and scented herbs! 
Note: Whimsical stir sticks are a must!

Photography by Jeff Mindell Photography

confetti dipped balloons

Step up your decor with this easy DIY. Stick to a color scheme and prop a cluster of the balloons against a wall, for an impromptu photo backdrop your guests will love!

Here’s how you can make it yourself.

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deck the walls

Simple streamers layered with tissue paper honeycombs set the scene, creating the perfect ambience for the night.

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natural centerpieces

Intertwined greenery and strands of winter berries provide depth and contrast against the simplicity of the burlap runner. 

Find more creative centerpiece ideas here.

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something for the adults

Ring in the New Year with a bite of this decadant molten chocolate cake topped with peppermint candies. Bonus: It pairs perfectly with a tall glass of champagne. 

Get the recipe.

Photography by Marina Delio

something for the little ones

Indulge them with these adorable marshmallow cutouts, which they can even help make! Serve with a side of pipping hot chocolate.

Photography by Erica Chan Coffman

confetti poppers

New Year’s isn’t quite complete without plenty of party horns and a fountain of exploding confetti. 

Here’s how you can make them. 

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cocktail menus

If you want to get fancy (and we do), jot down a few of your specialty cocktails and have fun playing bartender.

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french 75 and diy stir sticks

Pair this citrusy champagne-based cocktail with an equally lively gold fringe stir stick. 

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minty pomegranate spritzer

This concoction is all about sweet notes and tart accents, topped off with a fresh sprig of mint.

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champagne etoile

What’s NYE without a little champagne mixed in with a touch of whiskey? This heavenly blend features a surprising hint of vanilla we can’t get enough of. 

Photography by Gabriel Cabrera

bourbon rosemary fizz

A festive mix with a powerful kick, garnished with a refreshing touch of rosemary.