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Ideas for a New Years Eve Celebration at Home

December 17, 2020

Well, like many things in 2020, New Years Eve will look different this year. Ringing in the New Year at a crowded bar or house party is definitely off the table for us.

Champagne and party favors are a must to ring in the new year, whether it’s with 5 or 50 people. I’m a simple gal 😉

I pulled out this bar cart for a little mini NYE set up and I LOVE the way it turned out.

Wondering if you should invest in a bar cart? They’re awesome for hosting any event. They’re also perfect if you’re looking for something to fill space in your dining room. And they make a great “glam shelf” to store make up in your bedroom!

If you don’t have a bar cart and have no desire to get one, this NYE set up can also be done on a side table or dining room table!

I went with a “his and her” theme. I love champagne on New Years and Mike likes a classic Old Fashioned.

So, my first tip: Pick two drinks, your favorite and his, and work around them!

{{Old Fashioned Recipe: Muddle an orange slice, a couple cherries and a tablespoon of sugar in a glass. Fill the glass with ice, add 2 ounces of Whiskey or Brandy, and 3 dashes of bitters. Top the glass off with sprite or soda water.}}

The fruit added some much needed color to this set up. I also bought whiskey infused cherries. Stuff like that is a nice touch and makes it fun, plus they taste SO good.

Tip #2: Anything sparkles, silver and gold screams New Years to me. Along with Ice, I added silver ornaments in the bowl and I randomly placed gold ornaments around the cart.

Party favors are a must for the countdown. I picked up some of these blowers and necklaces from the party store.

Tip #3: Look for finishing touches that tie it all together. A couple random things I added… this glass crystal bowl that I used to chill the champagne. And these fairy lights were a nice added touch to brighten the whole thing up.

The mini Prosecco bottles are just in case we run out of the big bottles of champagne (ya never know, hahah).

They’re really just for New Years Day!

Yup, I easily turned this bar cart over to a mimosa bar cart for New Years Day.

Tip #4: Think of multiple uses.

Using the leftover champagne/sparking wine, I added orange juice and some strawberries to garnish.

This could easily be done with bloody Mary’s. That would be SO fun… I might have to try it!

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Do you want to see a Bloody Mary bar cart design? Other bar cart designs? Let me know in the comments!

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