Wine & Dine: DIY New Year's Dinner Table + Wine Charms
I can't believe that 2018 is just around the corner. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was putting together a bar setup to celebrate 2017! This year, we are headed to a cabin for New Year's, so I am packing up a dinner party to-go.
To keep things simple, I teamed up with Sprinkles and Confetti to grab some coordinating party products and decor items. A few new items paired with things around the house, led to an easy dinner table and little bubbly bar!
Bubbly Bar + DIY Wine Charms
Let's start with the bar! I mean, the champagne is the most important part of the evening, right? I started with our little wine bar and added on a gold ice bucket with champagne. I grabbed a fun cocktail glass and added in a selection of paper straws and festive drink stirrers. Cocktail napkins are always a great addition to any bar area. Because I decided to mix silver and gold, I used these fun marbled napkins from Sprinkles & Confetti.
I, of course, had to add a crafty element to the bar! A few weeks ago I spotted some fun mirror ball ornaments at Dollar Tree. A pack of 6 was only $1. I knew I had to use them in some way for New Year's Eve. With just a little bit of modification, they make for the perfect wine/champagne charms.
What You Need
Mirror Ball Ornaments (6 for $1 at Dollar Tree)
Jewelry Earring Hoops (local craft store $1.50 at 50% off)
Jewelry Screw Eye (local craft store $1.50 at 50% off)
"2018" Cutouts (can use your Cricut or buy confetti)
Start by cutting the ornament string off of the mirror balls. Add in a screw eye. I grabbed the smallest ones available. These are easy to put in because the ornaments have a styrofoam base.
To add some 2018 flare, I cut out the year using my Cricut and some black cardstock. It you don't have one of these machines, you can also use confetti or a cupcake topper to get a similar look. I then used a glue dot to secure it to the mirror ball.
Next, you'll loop the balls onto the earring hoops and you can put them right onto your wine glasses or champagne flutes!
The perfect little DIY touch to toast in the New Year!
To finish off the bar, you can add on a fun bar sign and add a festive balloon!
To setup the dinner table, I used the classic gold, silver, and black pallette. I started with a black tablecloth from Target. I love having solid color linens around that you can use over and over again.
I layered on a black and white runner. I used to have to borrow them from a friend, but I finally got my own for Christmas! It's a great pattern to layer on and made appearances this past year for the Kentucky Derby, my adult lemonade stand, and a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower I hosted.
To create more texture, I also used some black and silver placemats I picked up at Dollar Tree during Halloween. Always keep a lookout for seasonal items that you can grab for cheap and use later in the year!
Next, I added on gold chargers that I got on clearance at Michaels several years back. You can also find similar chargers at Dollar Tree or you can often find them at a local thrift store. I also re-used the black plates from my Vampire Dinner Party. Because New Year's is always full of appetizers, I finished the place setting by layering on a striped paper plate from Sprinkles & Confetti.
To keep clean-up easy for us on the road, I am also going to use gold paper napkins tied into bow ties with some ribbon. Gold plastic silverware adds a little fancy, but is also easy to toss when the evening is over.
I also added a gold rimmed glass with a paper straw and "Cheers" drink stirrer at each place setting. The stirrers were a target dollar spot clearance find from the fall. Another example of how it pays to stock up on things throughout the year!
No need to stress too much over a centerpiece! Party favors serve a dual purpose! Party hats, party horns, hats, and more can be scattered across the table for dinner and used later to ring in the New Year!
To add a little fun to the wall, use Washi tape to add a banner or two. I used a fringe banner from Dollar Tree and a Celebrate banner from Sprinkles & Confetti!