Sparkling New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Champagne isn’t the only thing that’s sparkling at this New Year’s Eve party! The party planners at celebrations.com chose our Shaped to Celebrate New Year’s Eve party invitations as the starting point for their retro and sparkly New Year’s Eve party ideas.

New Year's Party Ideas

The invitation’s muted colors and star accents provided the color palette and sparkly theme that carried throughout the party, from the aqua table runner to the shimmery silver gray accents. Silver beads and ornament-size disco balls were sprinkled about to add to the party dance theme. And a do-it-yourself cake stand embellished with glittery 2013 decals was an inexpensive way to give the serving table a New Year’s theme. With candles lit, it was all very glamorous.

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9 things not to forget on your holiday party invitation and how to make it fun

Most of us put far more thought into planning a party than we do into choosing the invitation. But holiday party invitation wording is important. It lets your guests know what to expect, how to dress, and what, if anything, to bring. Is it a formal dinner or a kid-friendly sledding party? Your invitation sets the stage and communicates all the details.

First, the details. Have you ever sent out party invitations and realized, too late, that you forgot to request a response? Or got your own address wrong? It happens all the time here at Pear Tree! Here’s a checklist of 9 things not to forget (and to double check before sending).

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Countdown to New Year’s Party

New Year's Party Ideas
When the clock strikes midnight, this party is rockin! And it all starts with our clock-shaped Tick Tock New Year’s Party Invitations, the inspiration for a New Year’s Eve celebration of fun and games planned by celebrations.com.

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Gathering Holiday Party Theme Ideas

Pinterest.com holiday partyOur new favorite resource for creative ideas is Pinterest.com. Whether you’re planning a holiday party, a wedding or a kitchen renovation, it makes browsing the Internet for ideas much easier and a lot more fun.

Instead of bookmarking, or worse, printing the ideas you love, you can ‘pin’ them to virtual bulletin boards on Pinterest.com. You can organize ideas by event, style, theme, or project, quickly go back to the source pages for recipes or how-tos, and even share all your ideas with friends. This makes it super easy to plan a party!

To show you how fun it is, we created a Pinboard to help us plan a holiday party using our Sketched Pinecones Holiday Party Invitations for inspiration. First we logged in to our Pinterest account and searched for “pinecone holiday décor” to find decorating ideas other people might have pinned. We re-pinned any images we liked, adding them to our Pinecone Party Pinboard.

Adding the “Pin It” tool to our toolbar allowed us to widen our search beyond Pinterest.com and pin images wherever we found them, crediting our sources and linking back to the details as we went. Quickly the theme began to come together, incorporating the cool aqua color, white feathers and pinecones in different ways. We found lots of DIY decorating ideas we loved, then searched for winter party food and beverage ideas, and pinned those, too.

Now that we have our party all planned, we can share the link with friends. If you have an account, you can follow our Pinboards at pinterest.com/peartreegrtngs and make comments, as well as create your own boards. If you like it, pin it. It’s that easy!

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