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Easy Sophisticated New Year's Eve Decor

A fabulous look for any special occasion all winter long, these decor ideas create a dramatic effect that mimic the pairing of fire and ice.

It couldn't be easier to replicate and really looks fabulous at a New Year's Eve party.

  • Double sided tape and/or spray adhesive
  • Glass votive candleholders
  • Plain clear glass beverage glasses
  • Container of stardust glitter


For the raised candle centerpiece I first sprayed the outside of the votive holders with spray adhesive and then dusted them with the stardust glitter. I sprinkled faux snow on the glass top of a pastry stand and placed the candles in a line right down the middle.

For a little more sparkle weave a strand of crystals around the candles. The flickering light of the candles reflected in the crystals is stunning. It's so simple yet so elegant.

Create coordinating vases by placing a band of double-sided tape around a beverage glass and sprinkle with the glitter. Drop a few stems of white tulips in the glass and you're good to go.

Place several around the dining or buffet table for maximum impact. When the party is over and you need your glasses to be glasses again simply removed the tape and they're as good as new!

Since ancient times evergreens have been a symbol of life, rebirth, and the stamina needed to endure the winter months. Use sprigs of evergreens tied with silver ribbon and a sparkle monogram to create a place card with a message.


Tie in this theme with a good wishes centerpiece at your door. Fill a tall glass with pine cones a few choice branches. Then, hang inexpensive bead ornaments on a few branches. Have guests write their New Year's resolutions and hang them on the tree for luck!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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