The new year marks the end of one chapter of your life’s book and opens another. It’s life’s way of giving you a second chance to achieve even bigger goals than the previous year, correct last year’s mistakes, and continue with your story.
Consider throwing a memorable party on a special night encircled by luxury and elegance to usher in a new dawn. Picture this, a special night where you let your guests sink in opulence.
If this is the theme you want to go for this year, here’s how to nail it.
Gold epitomizes luxury the best. The tremendous sparkle, the glittery atmospherics, and the brilliant aura of gold greatly increase the feeling of luxury to create an opulent atmosphere at your party. There are many ways to play around with gold decor to create the most beautiful setup.
Before you start decorating, keep the golden vibe to the point where it helps the purpose. Gold is a strong hue; too much can make the room look silly and unsettling. Instead, create a magical venue with the right amount of subtle golden radiance in the right places.
Here’s how to do it.
Add A Gold Runner With Blending Accessories
Having a gold runner to accentuate the theme is where all the magic lies. But a plain runner just won’t cut it, even with the gold shimmer. The icing on the cake? Add decor martini glasses with crystals or lights or a glass vase topped with decorative balls. The balls could be another color to break up the monotony of the gold.
For the best compliment, combine the gold with warm, deep-tone neutral shades like rose gold or silver. You can also use white, but choose a warmer shade so that gold doesn’t appear too cool.
Make Extensive Use Of Glitter
Gold and glitter are the dynamic duos for an opulent look. Have the venue covered in glitter if you want to go all out? Alternatively, glistening tapestries, drapes, or tables are a great choice if you are going for a more subtle theme. You could also use champagne or wine glasses that are glittered.
Give your guests a royalty experience by serving them food and drinks in gold-plated utensils. Gold flatware is a kill and doesn’t miss the luxury point.
Write The Guest’s Names On A Gold Leaf
A crucial component of luxury is exclusivity. How exclusive you were in your invitations is mirrored by the fact that you wrote your guests’ names on the seats where they should sit. What better way to add a luxe feel to the exclusivity than having their names inked on a gold leaf?
Gold leaf is a real luxury material because it is actual gold that has been rolled into the thinnest possible sheets. The finest and most delicate decoration. Be careful not to blink or sneeze too hard around it, or you’ll tear it. It’s the delicacy that raises this material to high opulent levels.
Champagne Themed Party
What better way to host a luxury party than a champagne-themed party? Champagne is the epitome of luxury so having a party themed around it? Brilliant. Here is how to get your champagne-themed party to be elegant:
Have A Champagne Collection
One integral part of luxury is having plenty of options at your disposal. Well, providing a wide selection of champagne brands for your guests gives them the privilege of choosing which works best with their taste buds. The wide selection is also a conversation starter that gets people talking and mingling.
If you want to up the ante on the collection aspect, serving a variety of mixtures and extra flavors to go along with the collection of Champagnes is one of the best ideas. Give guests non-alcoholic liqueurs, syrups, and fruit juices so they can experiment as they see fit.
Have Champagne Infused Snacks
For bubbly lovers, Champagne-infused snacks will be the highlight of their night. These snacks are high-end and go perfectly with the luxury theme. Your options will be spiced up if you have delectable suggestions and recipes for your bubbly, such as champagne candy, gummies, or cotton candy.
Pair Your Champagne With The Right Foods
Choose a variety of upscale canapés, cold cuts, and sushi as an alternative. If you want to go all out, there is no better option than the best caviar served on blinis or toast points, which is even more upscale and goes perfectly with good Champagne.
A White Party
A white party is precisely what the name implies, a gathering at which every guest and decor is dressed in white. White is a straightforward, incredibly chic, elegant, and stylish color. The best thing about white is that it has no limits, unlike gold. You can have every decor piece in white and still maintain its elegance.
Here are some suggestions for throwing a chic white party:
- First, have all of your decor in white. An opulent ambiance is produced using all-white decorations, including white tablecloths, candles, and balloons.
- Have all-white, silver, or gold flatware.
- Have white napkins and flower vases with white flowers on the dinner table.
- Have sheer white curtains on your outdoor seats to create a stunning effect in your yard.
- Put white balloons and white petals into your pool and ensure enough seating for your visitors.
- Consider serving only white beverages and food like champagne and white wine for drinks and cheeses and pastries for food. Ensure you talk to your caterer about the all-white theme so that they give you suggestions for extra foods and beverages.
Spa Themed Party
The best part about luxury is the calming effect that comes with it, and a spa-themed party will do just that. A spa-themed party is a perfect way to unwind and start the new year without any stress from the previous one.
The atmosphere of any spa day party is always determined by its first impressions. So present your guests with freshly steamed hand towels on a chic platter as soon as they arrive to start pampering them. This will give them something enjoyable and interesting to do as soon as they enter the room.
A tip for giving your towels a calming fragrance is to add a few drops of eucalyptus or lavender essential oil to a big bowl of water, soak then dry them just before your guests arrive.
Also, you can’t have a spa party without the goody bag. Fill the bag with opulent robes, eye masks, cozy spa footies, essential oils, and headbands.
Before the guests arrive, here’s how to prepare for the party:
Get The Best Masseuse There Is
Ensure you hire the services of the best masseuse there is. There is no better feeling than ushering in the new year after a great massage session. Also, ensure that you get enough masseuses for the guests so that no one feels left out or has to wait for the others to get done with their experience.
Choose The Theme
Choose a unifying theme for your spa party to tie everything together and create a unique environment for rest and renewal. You can choose between:
A natural theme with lots of green to give the natural vibe. This could be through lush plants or succulents, wooden trays and bowls to put all the essentials needed for the spa experience, or eucalyptus leaves scattered throughout the foot soak.
Pastel theme where all the towels, robes, headbands, bowls, and floral arrangements could all be decorated with pastel hues.
Zen Theme revolves around natural colors and, most tellingly, color harmony.
Tones of white, beige, grey, brown, or pastel colors. Mostly the theme is featured in simple furnishings like white ceramics or smooth pebbles.
Choose The Decor
All your furniture should be covered in white sheets and sprayed with a fabric spray to keep it fresh. Also, ensure you have fresh petals mixed with essential oils scattered throughout the space to create a spa-like atmosphere. Also, since your bathroom will be used frequently, extend the decor there. Make sure there are plenty of rounds, cotton balls, tissues, and towels in line with the theme.
Candles, particularly aromatherapy candles, have an unparalleled calming effect. Scented candles, an essential element of relaxation, create a warmth that redefines the warm atmosphere of your bathroom. They are, therefore, necessary if you want to pamper yourself in a spa-like environment at home.
Even candle centerpieces that float are possible. Put a few orchid flowers and tealight candles in a glass bowl and cover them with about an inch of smooth, transparent glass marbles or stones, the immediate perception of a spa resort.
Set The Mood
Put on some slow music to give your guests the best spa experience. Having great music in the background is a game-changer.
Provide A Great Meal
Once the spa session is done, ensure your guests have a healthy meal to dig into. Remember, you shouldn’t have a heavy meal after the session since the body needs all the energy to flush out toxins. After the meal, bubbly is the perfect way to end the night. Popping champagne at midnight after a great spa experience is perfection.
New Years Party FAQs
What can be the new year’s party ideas at home?
Celebrating the new year at home doesn’t have to be boring. So put on your favorite album and dance the night away, create a collage of the year’s favorite memories, or watch your favorite movie.
What is the best way to celebrate a new year’s occasion?
The best way to celebrate a new year’s occasion is by doing what best works for you, chilling at home, going to the club with friends, or spending time with family. There is no right or wrong way; you just need to be comfortable and have fun in your way.