The holidays are the perfect time to unwind and enjoy some much-needed time with friends and family, so don’t let party-planning leave you stressed! If you’re going to be hosting guests for New Year's, the best way to plan is to pick one theme and stick to it. Whether you’re inviting your extended family over for the day or having your closest friends over for a late-night bash to ring in the new year, a fun theme will make your party unforgettable.
Since guests naturally gravitate to the food and drinks, it's best to design a buffet table or home bar to be the center of your party. Just start with a plain folding table and theme-appropriate table linens. Then, lay out the necessities, such as serving dishes, stemware, and bar accessories, to make sure everything fits. Next, add decorative accessories such as candles, vases, and greenery.
To really make a statement party table, be sure to add taller pieces such as tiered cake stands or pedestal dishes along with regular dishes and platters. Continuing the decorations onto the wall with balloons, banners, or any theme-appropriate wall décor will really make your table the star of the party.
But coming up with ideas and inspiration isn’t always as easy as actually celebrating. To get inspired, here are five party tables decorated for a few festive themes for an unforgettable New Year’s celebration!