8 Tips To Make Your NYE Dinner Special

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas! Now we can concentrate on those fabulous New Year’s Eve celebrations that we have all been looking forward to. We know that planning a dinner party or a special dinner for New Year’s Eve can be stressful as expectations are high, but don’t fret, we have 8 special tips to make the 31st a night that you and all of your guests will remember.

1. The Perfect Champagne Flutes
Having the perfect champagne flutes really embellishes each place setting. After all, your midnight cheers will be one of the highlights of the night! We love these Auris Crystal Glasses as they have sparkly Swarovski crystals on each glass.

2. Add Glitz Wherever Possible!
Adding some sparkles to your table will ensure you keep the festive feel. Pine cones dipped in glitter or sprayed gold/silver are super easy to make, and can be displayed in a glass vase as a centrepiece or in large wine glasses. Confetti is also a great way to add glitz to the table!

3. Candles
Candles are a great way to create a celebratory ambience to the dinner table. Soft, flickering candlelight will help to highlight all of the lovely sparkles on the table.

4. Elegant Tableware
Lovely tableware for your New Year’s Eve table will be the canvas for your amazing foody creations. We love using fine bone china for special occasions as its delicate feel is sure to impress the guests! Royal Worcester’s Serendipity Gold (shown in the photo at the top) is perfect for dinner parties and special occasions and using white acts as a great blank canvas for your table decorations and accessories.

5. Little Gifts for Each Guest
Leaving each guest with a little gift, such as miniature spirits, after dinner chocolates or even a lottery ticket is a nice finishing touch to each place setting.

6. Handmade Name Cards
Giving each guest a handmade name card is a lovely way of showing that you have put in the effort. Making the cards can also be a good excuse to get creative and get you all excited for the night. We absolutely love these glittery pine cone place cards to match your other pine cone decorations! Follow the steps to make these here.

7. Napkin or Cutlery Decorations
Tie your cutlery or napkins with ribbon in a bow and add a decoration to the ribbon. We think a peacock feather looks amazing!

8. Teatails – Cocktails Served in Your Fave Teapot!
Serve your cocktail choice of the night in a teapot to add a quirky twist and surprise your guests – it will be the last thing they are expecting when you bring out your favourite china!