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25+ Sparkly, Stylish New Year's Eve Decorating Ideas We Love

November 30, 2021

We've got delightful ideas for every facet of your New Year's Eve celebration: decorations, drinks and food. Read on for tips on how to create a sweet, simple and shimmery celebration (big or small).

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Bring on the Sparkles

We've got bar cart looks, DIY ideas, drink recipes, tablescapes and more. What do they all have in common? Sparkles — a necessity for any kind of New Year's Eve celebration. So, whether you're throwing a party or spending a low-key night with your closest friends, we've got you covered with these fun ideas.

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Photo: Alison Gootee/Studio D. From: HGTV Magazine.

Simply Chic

Let's start with your bar cart: the quintessential New Year's Eve accessory. The usual celebration suspects (champagne, flutes and an ice bucket) get an extra shot of glitz when arranged on a gold cart. Here, HGTV Magazine editors added a fun party print to set the mood, along with metallic hats and pink balloons.

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Photo: Kara Whitten

Oh-So Shimmery

Kailo Chic blogger Kara Whitton’s New Year’s Eve bar cart is ready to party. She decked it out with silver garland (pre-lit with clear lights), a matching wreath and a disco ball. Pink glasses and bottles of rosé add a girly-glam twist.

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Photo: Amy Allen,

Kid-Friendly Cool

Even if you're celebrating with kids, you can still glam up a bar cart. Amy Allen, A Little Love Designs blogger, stocked hers with juice boxes, party hats and pink straws. She even lettered a G-rated message onto her chalkboard.

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