We’re sharing a few last minute New Year’s Eve tablescape ideas to help make setting a festive holiday table easy peasy!
Truth be told, I didn’t really have any plans to set a pretty table for New Years. We’ve been a bit pressed for time this week. So, I figured I would skip it this year and get to cleaning up from our Soft and Romantic Christmas Home Tour.
But then we got invited to a pre-celebration get together and we went to a popular craft supply store to pick up a few last-minute New Year’s Eve party supplies.
I’m not even playing when I tell you they had a total of 2 gold bead New Year’s necklaces in the ENTIRE store.
We were totally shocked, but I guess we shouldn’t have been given we’re about to usher in a brand-new decade. Everyone seems excited about it including me 😊
We left the store with a few spools of ribbon and a gold garland but honestly nothing we were super excited about.
Creating a Last Minute New Year’s Eve Tablescape with Ease
Then my bestie S said, “I wonder what people do when they wait ‘til the last minute to celebrate New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day? Do you think they use Christmas decorations or what?”
I don’t think she meant to inspire this post but that’s exactly what she did.
All the way home, I kept thinking about the people that were just coming back home from Christmas vacation and the ones already at home trying to decide if the New Year was even worth decorating for.
Maybe you’re one of those people, we were too!
I woke up the next morning and decided to gather everything I needed to create a last-minute New Year’s Eve tablescape and surprisingly it was much easier than I thought. If you’ve waited to decorate for whatever reason, no worries, there’s still time to make everything festive.
Here’s a look at how to create a Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Tablescape with supplies you probably already have on hand at home – no gold beads or party hats required 😊
Choose Your Color Palette & Gather Your Supplies First
Think about what color ornaments you already have on hand and choose a color palette that will make for an easy festive New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day tablescape. We chose mixed a metallic look with slate grays, champagne gold, and blush.
Layer Your Table with a Neutral Tablecloth or Table Runner
Layering your tablescape with a neutral tablecloth or table runner will save you so much time. Especially, if you’re pulling everything together at the last minute.
I quickly made this table runner out of a white vintage curtain by folding it in thirds and leaving the crochet edge out.
Add Mood Lighting with Candles
We’ve had these silver candlesticks for years! They’re super easy to use on any tablescape no matter what the season. You can usually find gold or champagne colored candlesticks on sale around the holidays.
Create a Simple Centerpiece
Create a super simple centerpiece by putting flowers or greenery, real or faux in a pretty vessel and call it good to go!
Layer in Greenery
Once you have your centerpiece and candles in place, start layering greenery all the way down you last minute New Year’s Eve tablescape. You can use a garland of greenery, a swag or even greenery pieces.
Add in Sparkly Ornaments
Whenever I think about celebrating something as important as a birthday, the holidays or New Year’s Eve, I think about anything with glitter or sparkle.
I totally get that glitter might not be your thing so if that’s the case consider adding mercury glass, copper or crystal to your tablescape.
Finally, Add Your Place Setting
Your place setting can literally be as fancy or as low key as you want it to be, it’s your last-minute New Year’s Eve tablescape.
So, if you decide to break out the fancy china or use a set of paper plates you picked up at the dollar store do whatever you have the most time for and don’t’ sweat the rest.
To create the napkin ring, I used pieces of the gold garland we found on sale and wrapped it around the same thrifted napkins I used on our Christmas tablescape.
I found the clock faces at Renningers last year for a few dollars each, but you can also find free printable clock faces online and print them out on your home computer too.
It’s hard to believe we’re getting ready to welcome a new year but it’s such an exciting time of the year.
No matter how you’re celebrating this festive occasion, we hope these tips for an easy last minute New Year’s Eve Tablescape have helped!
Let us know how you plan to ring in the New Year!Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.