Pop, Fizz, Clink: A New Year's Bar on a Budget
My Christmas trees aren't down, but I was excited to create a New Year's bar setup! Between some cute Target dollar spot items from this year and some items of clearances past, I had it styled up in no time. Hopefully it will provide you with a little inspiration for your New Year's Eve gathering!
As a base for the setup, I used three trays that I have around the house and reuse all of the time. The middle tray is from Ikea ($7.99). The other two trays are vintage gold mirrored. Both were grabbed at local thrift shops for less than $10 a piece.
On the left side, I used a set of glass milk jars I picked up on clearance at Michaels this past spring. They, too, have come in handy for everything from a Spring garden mantel to my Christmas bar setup. Two of the jars were stocked with a mixture of gold and black straws. Paper straws are everywhere these days and I've never paid more than $2 for a set. I found the sticker Cheers flags on clearance at Joann Fabrics ($.50). The festive cocktail stir sticks were a Target dollar spot find last week ($1).
The Ikea tray is styled with a bottle of champagne, champagne flutes filled with New Year's goodies, "Cheers" paper plates (recent Target clearance $1.50 in store; $2.10 online), "Pop, Fizz, Clink" glasses (Pier 1 clearance last year), and a set of gold vintage shot glasses that were handed down to my husband from his grandparents. Don't have champagne flutes? You can often find them for $1 a piece at your local Target, Walmart, or Dollar Tree.
On the other side of the bar, I arranged our new gold ice bucket that we received as a wedding gift (Target $29.99) with two monogrammed old fashioned glasses we also got as a wedding gift (Anthropologie $18 a piece). I topped it off with some "Cheers" cocktail napkins that I picked up at Home Goods for $2.
To bring the look together, I whipped up a "Cheers" banner to hang from one of the glassware shelves. The gold banner was one of my Target fall clearance treasures ($.30, along with the gold sticker letters ($1.50). In about 5 minutes, it was ready to hang! I know I've said it before, but end of season clearance can come in handy at all times of the year. I knew a gold banner and lettering could come in handy around the holidays. Above the banner, I set out some party hats from last year. You can easily pick up something similar at any local store.
Finally, I topped off the the display with my new Letterfolk sign. I went with part of the lyrics from the New Year's classic "Auld Lang Syne." Anyone else shocked at the spelling of that phrase? I think most of us just muddle through those words each year!