The end of the year is quickly approaching – which makes it the perfect time to start planning your NYE celebrations!
Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a glamorous cocktail party, New Year’s Eve parties are always filled with an unforgettable energy. From styling and theming to catering and furniture, there are plenty of ways to throw a fabulous NYE event.
Need some inspiration? Keep reading as we share our expert guide to planning the perfect New Years Eve celebration below.
Plan a Chic Cocktail Party
A sophisticated cocktail party is a fantastic way to bring in the New Year! Hosting a cocktail event gives your guests the opportunity to mix and mingle, and creates a more informal atmosphere for your celebration.
If you have the space, you can host your cocktail party in the comfort of your home – or, if you need something bigger, consider booking a function room at a private venue.
To keep your guests comfortable, we recommend using a mix of high and low seating. For example: pair some high bars and stools with a lounge package and some scattered ottomans. Try to provide enough “seats” for at least 50% of your guests at any one time.
Host an Intimate Dinner at Home
If you’re celebrating NYE with a smaller guest list, why not host an intimate dinner party at home? You can make the occasion feel extra special by creating a beautifully styled table and designing a custom menu to impress your guests.
Consider hiring some statement dining chairs and a large feasting table to set the mood, and styling each place setting with charger plates, gold cutlery, decorative glassware and linen napkins. Complete your tablescape with some fresh flowers, scattered candles and individually printed menus for each guest.
To add a pop of festive colour, consider our Havana chairs in Papaya or Sky Blue, and tie these in with your flowers for a cohesive look.
Add a Touch of Luxe
New Years Eve is the perfect opportunity to get glammed up for an elegant event. Add a touch of luxury into your event theme by incorporating gold, silver and metallic accents together with velvet, wire and marble details.
Include a Statement Bar
A statement bar is essential for your NYE party. We have a beautiful range of service bars in a variety of styles and materials to complement your event theme.
For a more dramatic look, push 2 of our bars together to create one long bar, and incorporate one of our large backdrops to frame your setting. Complete the look by styling your bar with an oversized floral arrangement, custom signage and some statement glassware for your guests.
Don’t Forget the Food and Drink
Food and drink will play a key part in your New Year’s Eve celebration. Why not design a signature cocktail for the night, style a statement grazing table or bring in a food truck to serve your guests? Our new champagne tower packages are also a fabulous way to toast the New Year with your loved ones!
Remember, your party will likely be running well past midnight, so consider having some “late night” food options to keep your guests fed and happy, too.
Whether you’re hosting your NYE party at home or at a private venue, we would love to be involved in your special occasion. From dining tables and chairs to cocktail furniture, bars and glassware, we have everything you need for a memorable New Year’s Eve event. Explore our furniture hire collections online, or get in touch with our team here for a custom quote.