December 16th, 2009 |

New Year’s Eve: Entertaining Essentials!

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New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching…..are you hosting a party?!  New Year’s Eve is all about glitz and glam….time to pull out the good stuff and really make your home sparkle!  Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite entertaining items with you….

No party is complete without an ice bucket!  I love this one from Williams-Sonoma Home – clean lines, a classic monogram, but there is something about the shape that gives it an updated look.  Champagne glasses are a must for any New Year’s Eve party, these tubular glasses from Crate & Barrel are so inexpensive, you can afford to buy one for each one of your guests to use!  I love, love, love hammered silver!  This new platter from Michael Aram for Williams-Sonoma would be lovely for the party….but also perfect to use on a daily basis throughout the year!

Cocktail napkins are one of those items you should just have sitting around….so pick them up whenever you see cute ones!  I love the leaf pattern on these from Etsy.com….it picks up the olive branch pattern on the Michael Aram platter.  Finding a good drink bucket is tough – they are either way too casual, or way too expensive.  This one from Crate & Barrel is the perfect combination, and a great price.  I pull this one out for all of my parties!

If you plan on serving a buffet, whether it be appetizers or desserts, small plates are a must.  These leaf-print plates from West Elm have a silver background and add just a touch of glam to our party!  If you know me well, you know that I love myself a champagne cocktail!  Make yours a little sweeter with rimming sugars.  This set of three from Crate & Barrel is not only tasty, but dresses up your champagne glasses too.  This glass cloche-covered cake plate is one of my all time favorite products sold in The Party Dress’s shop on Open Sky.  I think it would make a lovely addition to any table!

So, now that I have shared my favorites with you…..what are your favorite entertaining items?

new years eve entertaining essentials

Images: champagne bar (southernliving.com), invitation (minted.com), centerpiece (theknot.com)

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