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.

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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)

  • Glue Dots

  • Scissors

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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. 

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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.

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Next, you'll loop the balls onto the earring hoops and you can put them right onto your wine glasses or champagne flutes!

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The perfect little DIY touch to toast in the New Year!

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To finish off the bar, you can add on a fun bar sign and add a festive balloon!

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Dinner Table

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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