The New Year’s Eve dinner is the last celebration of the year, so how about saying goodbye with a beautiful New Year’s table? See tips on how to prepare it.
The year has gone by so fast, believe me, even Christmas is over. Now we are looking forward to New Year’s Eve and all the renewal that this season promises and to celebrate, nothing better than a beautiful dinner accompanied by a lovely New Year’s table.
Always remember that receiving friends and family around a table is a celebration of life and the best way to acquire affective memories. In this way, decoration is as fundamental as supper.
Unlike Christmas, a beautiful New Year’s Eve table doesn’t have to be carried around and bring various themes. The idea here is exactly the opposite: a light and informal but glamorous party.
You think this will be a difficult task? With the tips below we’ll prove to you that planning a New Year’s Eve table only requires dedication and creativity. After all, it’s the little details that make all the difference, right?
They’ll give the whole party identity. For the New Year the main combinations used are gold, silver, white and, of course, a lot of brightness. However, if you want to innovate, nothing prevents you from using a palette of colors related to your wishes for the future.
- Yellow: money
- Rose: love
- Green: hope
- Red: passion
- Blue: tranquility
When it comes to decorating it’s super cool to bring your personal touch to the table. Just keep in mind that here less is more, and therefore minimalism is always a success. To save money is to reuse items that were used at Christmas. It’s worth the glass jars, bottles, little balls, little lights and even the leds.
Flowers, spices and plants: they provide charm, life and leave an inviting environment. Invest in the traditional rose or in small plants that have some meaning for this time, for example:
- Rosemary – health
- Rue – to ward off negative energy
- Begonia – love and fertility
- Oregano and basil – Money and work
- Orchids – spirituality and prosperity
Responsible for bringing elegance, candles always have a place of prominence and the best of all is that they are easy to find and do not cost expensive. To enhance them, make a composition with improvised bowl candlesticks.
Long ago, balloons couldn’t be missing from New Year’s Eve decoration. To keep them afloat is quite simple, just fill them with helium gas. Another cool tip is to invest in decorative balloons like the ones with numbers.
On the table New Year’s Eve bottles like champagne, jars of flavoured water and silver buckets with ice are a classic and very cool bet.
Oh, and if you’re on the coast it’s superbacana to incorporate beach items such as pearls and shells. Among the novelties is the inclusion of watches in the decoration as a way to symbolize the countdown.
3. Sympathies and superstitions on the New Year’s Eve table
It will be great if you set aside a space on your desk to reflect your wishes for next year, and it will also be a fun way to encourage friends to participate in the games and traditions. There are plenty of options:
- Pomegranate: At the turning point, to attract money, cut it in half, take 3 seeds and hold them in your teeth. Then just dry them and keep them on white paper in your wallet for the year.
- Dried fruits (peaches, figs, raisins and hazelnuts): They are symbols of luck and abundant prosperity.
- Grapes: At the turn of the millennium, twelve grapes symbolize prosperity for the months of the new year, while making an order for each one. Remember to keep the lumps and later put them in your wallet.
- Blond leaf. To be successful and rich, put a leaf in your wallet at midnight.
- Rice, raw. To attract prosperity and money, during the turnaround it’s just to distribute to the corners of the house. On January 6th, the Day of Kings, remove the grains and throw them in the garden.
Tip: Don’t you know where to put them? The lentil, coarse salt, raw rice and bay leaf become super legal when they fill little glass jars or chimneys. The rue sprig, on the other hand, is extremely charming when wrapped around a cloth napkin.
4. Make a special composition with the dishes
This is certainly one of the most important topics for the New Year’s table. To enhance the date, the common thing is to invest in the best porcelain and crystal at home. The moment calls for refinement. The shades are marked by white and transparent. The special touch will be on account of the details, such as the adornments on the bowls, worked cutlery or dishes with golden edges.
The accessories will be the ones responsible for the special touch of the New Year’s Eve table. Here you are also free to use the best you have.
- Napkins: There are two ways in which it looks great, either on top of the plate, stuck with the napkin holder, or placed under the plate positioned on the towel.
- Sousplats: By itself they already guarantee a sophisticated air, but if you want it to have even more prominence opt for a different tone to the plate and towel. Besides they are made to protect the table and are perfect to demarcate the places the table. Did you know that the ideal is a 40 cm space between each plate?
- Towels: Invest in the composition towel + rail. The composition is just charm!
Napkin holders, also known as napkin rings, are a must. There are several models to choose from, and of course you can unleash your creativity in a DIY.
6. One more
To win everyone’s heart, invest in little gestures of affection. It is worth a positive message for the year that begins, a little souvenir on the plate, the place marked with the name, the napkin embroidered with the initials of the guest and whatever else your imagination allows.
7. How will the service be?
The American way: informal and practical. The food stays on the table or in sideboards and, together, at one end, are the napkins and plates that are sometimes stacked. At the other end are the bowls and cutlery. Here the guest is responsible for serving himself.
To the English: this service is very well known for being similar to restaurants. There is the table set, but the waiter serves with the help of a cart.
French: The most formal and least used of all. The table is set with about 15 pieces per person. Then the waiter takes the food to the guest, who must serve himself, on his left side. The waiter also removes the food from the plate. Worthy of king, isn’t it?
So what, we can inspire you? How are you planning on setting up your New Year’s Eve table? Tell us!