new years celebration

New Year’s Eve Must Haves

New Year's Eve Must Haves

Happy Monday friends! I hope your Christmas was filled with happiness and pretty things! My Christmas was spent with my parents and sister at home. My mom made a delicious turkey for dinner and we indulged in a chocolate cake after. We opened presents in the morning and I got the cutest Lilly Pulitzer planner, Kate Spade mug, Lauren Conrad earrings, an adult coloring book (I love to color, it relaxes me!) and an assortment of other fun gifts! I was spoiled this year and I hope you were as well!

Since New Year’s Eve is this Friday I figured I’d write a little something about the must-haves for the big celebration. When I was about 7, my parents finally let me stay up until midnight for the big celebration on tv. When it hit midnight, we were sitting in our living room and I said “That’s it?” I was disappointed at the lack of excitement I expected there to be. Last year I spent New Year’s Eve in New York City, it was quite a bit more exciting!

This year, I’ll be spending it in San Antonio with my boyfriend! For those of you who plan on a more low-key celebration in your home, I have the perfect list of things for your event.

New Year’s Eve Party

Let’s start with a fabulous outfit! The more sparkly it is, the better you look! New Year’s Eve is the perfect event for you to sport a bedazzled skirt or dress. I’ve seen a great selection of dresses at Forever 21 and Target. If you’re going to wear something shiny on top, consider wearing a solid color shoe so it doesn’t compete with everything else.

Moving on to beverages, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx have the most adorable wine and champagne glasses for around $4 each! Most of them have sparkles or confetti adorning the exterior of the glass for a festive look. I recommend having a non-alcoholic drink option for those who don’t want to stumble around too much. Have a champagne bucket like the gold top hat pictured above to chill your bubbly before midnight.

Something a little different to do with the popular bar cart is to fill it with little hors d’oeuvres instead of drinks. Personally, I think it’s easier to have drinks at a kitchen island because of the mess it can make and the sheer amount of people trying to get to them.

Finally, festive decorations are always nice such as balloons like the ones featured above. Noise makers and confetti poppers are also a great touch to any New Year’s Eve celebration and can be found at most party stores.

Out of politeness and safety, have space already made up (blankets, pillows, air mattress) and ready to go in case any of your guests are, ahem, too tipsy to drive home. Obviously, the point in responsible drinking is to know when to stop and what you can handle, but some people just don’t know their limits. If you’re going to have alcohol at your party, it’s partly your responsibility that everyone stays safe after consuming it.

Leave a comment with your New Year’s Eve plans!

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I'm a Dallas fashion and mental health blogger! I love sharing affordable styles anyone can wear and also sharing mental health topics so people don't feel so alone.

3 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Must Haves”

  1. Everything you mentioned 🙂 I love dressing up in something sparkly (right down to re-painting my nails a gold or silver), drinking a fizzy, sparkling white wine and having some decorations.
    My favourite way to spend New Year’s has always been in the comfort of someone’s home. I find going out for New Year’s is always a bit of a hassle with the jacked up prices and it’s always extremely cold out! (here in Canada, that is…) We love to stay in, play board games, lay low and of course, do the countdown together.
    Hope you have a lovely New Year’s in Texas!


    1. So true about the prices! My boyfriend and I were going to go out but every place had a cover charge on top of increased food and beverage prices. Nope! Hope you had a good one!


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