New Year’s Eve Party Lighting Ideas
Love it or hate it, 2014 is in its final stretch. With only a couple days of the year left, the time has come to prepare for an amazing New Year’s Eve bash. Whether your event is a small gathering of pals at home, or you’re going for something big, you will need decorations. So here are few decorating ideas to help you bring 2015 in with style.
Go Bright White for the Night
For this evening’s bash, may we suggest using an absurd amount of lights? Begin with the entryway, using a mix of warm white and cool white icicle stringers. Icicle lights are beautiful, and they open up your home with an enchanting feeling. Inside, drape LED white Christmas lights from the ceiling to create the effect of a curtain of lights.
Taking down the Christmas tree before New Year’s Day is not an easy feat. In fact, you deserve a pat on the back if you can get all of your Christmas decorations put away by February. When planning for a NYE party, use this to your advantage: Decorate your tree in a mixture of pure white, warm white and clear colored Christmas lights. Replace your typical Christmas ornaments with fun DIY clocks. If you run out of “time” for this little project use silver, black and gold balloons to decorate your tree and pop them as the hour gets closer and closer to midnight. Any Christmas tree can be used to achieve this look, but white trees help design a classic winter nights dream. Don’t forget to top off your crafty countdown tree with a fun 2015 top hat.
At some point throughout the evening your guests are going to get hungry. Whether you decide to satiate their appetites with an extravagant dinner or scrumptious finger foods you will probably be using a table. Use a few strings of pure white or warm white Christmas lights to drape around your table. All you will need are a few strips of tape to secure the string lights around the table. You of your table then cover the table with a white table cloth.
DIY chandeliers were all the rage in 2014. These stunning decorative pieces can be as simple or dramatic as you would like them to be. Since we are going bold and bright for the night, we suggest a dramatic style for your DIY chandelier. Try making a faux capiz shell chandelier using wax paper, parchment paper, scissors, hot glue, light bulbs and an old lampshade. These chandeliers are not only timeless; they can easily be used after the party. Another option is the bubble chandelier. Glass bubble chandeliers are simple to make and, similarly to the capiz shell chandelier, they can be used for more than one occasion. Create the look using clear, bubble-ball spheres, twine, cotton string and clear light bulbs.
Now all that’s left to do is raise a glass to the New Year and party like its 1999! So, prepare to cut a rug and countdown to the beginning of a great 2015. How else are you planning on decorating your house party of 2015? Send us some pics or drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Instagram!