If you're having a New Year's Eve wedding (or heck, even just a party!) your first instinct may be to cover every surface with glitter, sequins, and confetti. And while we're onboard for having the more tasteful version of a New Year's Eve soirée (think: a black tie bash with a sea of tuxes and gowns), sometimes going all-out is just bottom line more fun. Besides, when else are you afforded the luxury of having a party with so much sparkle without it being considered...tacky? (Thank you, New Year's, for allowing all of our disco-esque party dreams to come to life without judgement.)
If you don't have the same glitterati dreams we do, there are smaller details and touches you can add to your NYE party or wedding that don't push it over the edge but still give it some end-of-year flair. Instead of actual disco balls, why not disco ball swizzle sticks? In lieu of wearing sequins, opt for a sparkly photobooth backdrop. It is, after all, the details that make all the difference! Read on for some of our favorite New Year's Eve appropriate details!
We love this runner because it's not a full on tablecloth, and can add just a hint of sparkle to your table. We're a big fan of white sequins—they're subtle, but just flashy enough to be festive.
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Crisscross these over a darkly painted wall or wall covering as a photobooth backdrop for a celestial and festive vibe.
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Discoball Swizzle Sticks
Stick these in your aforementioned speciality cocktails for a fun drink stirrer that doubles as a party favor!
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These party-ready tumblers have the prettiest iridescent sheen. (We see iridescence as the slightly more sophisticated sister of sparkle!)
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Small Disco Ball
Nothing gets a party (or the dance floor!) started quite like a disco ball.
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You won't be able to tear your guests away from the photobooth after a couple of cocktails, so you might as well provide them with some fun props!
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Who needs paper coasters when you can have these spilled-gasoline effect (yes, in a pretty way) beauties at the ready?
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A word of warning: confetti is very fun in execution, but horrible the next day when attempting to clean. It will haunt you for a long time, so a best bet is to do it in an open space that is easy to clean!
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