Ringing In The New Year

Published December 31, 2014

New Years Place SettingWhite Christmases are infrequent in Vancouver.

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t decorate our homes to replicate the beauty of a snowy, white holiday season.

Ring in the New Year with a table setting that will dazzle your guests. A combination of white and silver will create a beautiful setting for your silverware and white dishes.

Look in dollar stores for New Year’s items such as silver crowns and tiaras in addition to other themed paraphernalia.

This year I’ve decided to do a Ring In The New Year theme, complete with silver bells.

All the silver bellthemed items on store shelves inspired me to become creative for my New Year’s dinner party.

This table setting is easy to replicate as you may already have white tablecloths, white dishes and silverware.

Begin by laying out your white tablecloth. Iron it if necessary to eliminate any wrinkles.

Look for a silver glitter table runner and lay it down the length of the table.

Next, lay the plates followed by the silverware.

Finish off with your glassware and cloth napkins.

Look for silver bell napkin holders and place card holders to finish off the look.

When you are satisfied with all your items, add a few large silver bells down the centre of the table. You may want to place tall, white taper candles in silver holders in the centre and scatter small white tea lights in silver holders around your bells.

If you’re looking for a centrepiece that will not fail to impress, purchase two or three large glass orb vases. You may be able to find these at department stores or floral shops.

Fill the glass orbs with two to three different types of silver balls.

It’s nice to mix glitter, shiny and matte ornaments for a varied, textured look.

I found a great selection of plastic, silver ball ornaments at Home Depot in the Martha Stewart collection section.

Lastly, Michael’s carries clear, glass or plastic ornaments that may be purchased in a set of six.

Use glitter, adhesive stickers to form “2015” and place at each guest’s plate.

Happy New Year!