If you know me all, you know I hate two holidays, Halloween and New Years Eve. Don’t get me wrong I love the idea of celebrating the new year. However, I HATE going out on this holiday. It’s full of amateurs, everything is over priced from drinks to Uber rides.
So my solution this year? Entertain at home.
I’ve been dying to have friends over in the comfort of my own home for NYE. Maybe even followed by a New Years Day brunch to help cure the hangover. So today I’m sharing how to entertain at home for New Years Eve with friends. And let’s be honest, these heels will be thrown off in two seconds. The joys of throwing a party at your own house. No rules!
How To Entertain For New Years Eve At Home
When brainstorming ideas for NYE bar cart ideas, I found lots of metallics! Subsequently, I decided the perfect bar cart for NYE must be gold (duh) and full of more gold. It just screams celebration. To spruce up the cart I’ve got my ready to go cocktail of Prosecco, whiskey and lemon infused simple syrup so guests can easily whip up their own cocktail. Or have either or as is to satisfy their libation craving. I think it’s smart to make a cocktail like this that can be broken down into separate parts and enjoyed on their own, or combined for a signature drink. Makes playing bartender super simple.
To dress up the area, I added gold and black balloons to set the tone and will hand everyone a Happy New Year hat! It’s the best way to get everyone in the spirit as soon as they walk in the door. Oh and be sure to also hand your guests a cocktail once they arrive too. Obviously, that’s a no brainer! Cheers to a great New Years everyone!
Photos by Katie Bird Photography