A New Year’s Eve Old Hollywood Glamourous Celebration

old school hollywood new year's eve party

We are going to take a break from our best of 2010 today to share a great New Year’s Eve party idea, but we’re back tomorrow with more faves from 2010. :) You may have already seen this gorgeous shoot featured on the Martha Stewart Wedding Blog a few months ago, but it was too gorgeous not to share again – and I think it would make for such great New Year’s Eve inspiration. Thanks so much to Cortnie from Canvas and Canopy for sharing more details into the shoot + how to incorporate these glam details into a New Year’s Eve bash. Old Hollywood glamour is a great vibe to infuse into your festivities as it evokes the glitz of a bygone era. Metallics of gold + silver with soft sages and a vintage sequined cocktail dress adorned with a simple succulent spray painted gold is the perfect way to watch the ball drop.

glamourous party

gold macarons

Invite your guests to the soiree with a luxurious stationery suite hand painted with gold, copper and silver and tied with a bow to set the stage for the rich and decadent affair to come.

illustrated wedding invitations

Greet guests with gold-rimmed crystal goblets. You should be drinking your bubbly in style when celebrating an entire year! Layer the table with lush arrangements of cream-colored flowers, gray dusty miller foliage, and muted peaches.

yellow roses and white flowers and dusty miller

Create lounges for guests to relax in with a Hollywood Regency feel. White furniture with gold bamboo accents and crisp clean linens, layered with gilded gold creates a luxe ambience. Gold trimmed fine china and sparkling champagne compliment each other perfectly! Add a touch of sparkle to the place cards by adorning them with sequined and beaded embellishments. Another glamorous seating option is to hang mini mirrors off each chair and write each guests name upon them with a metallic pen.

mirror with gold succulents

glam couple

sequin dress

vintage bridesmaids dress

sequin dress

A spread of gold dusted desserts is the perfect way to indulge and celebrate 2010’s accomplishments. Dust Mini shortbread cookies, homemade vanilla marshmallows, macarons and cookies with edible gold to add to the festive flair.

gold macaroons with gold succulents

gold popcorn

DIY: Instead of serving a large cake, let guests munch on homemade gold dusted and salted caramel corn. But even the popcorn containers need to be dressed up for New Year’s Eve, so serve your treats in a popcorn cake! The best part is that you can use the popcorn tubs that the popcorn was popped in to create it! We created ours with luxurious silk dupioni fabric and a beaded trim.

1. After popping your popcorn, set it aside in a bowl and cut off the top quarter of each bucket and discard that trimmed off bit.
2. Use a hot glue gun to attach the fabric to each bucket.
3. Once the glue has cooled, wrap a ribbon around the middle of each container + secure with adhesive.
4. Fill the large bucket with popcorn. Place the smaller container on top of it + fill it with popcorn as well.
5. Place your “cake” on a cake stand and enjoy! It’s all about the presentation.

gold chandelier

yellow gold wedding dress

Another fun project that you can do is create a luxe corsage for you and your girls by spray painting a succulent in a shiny metallic and simply tying it around your wrist or head with a chain.

gold succulent in the hair

Lastly, since this is a cocktail party, the cocktails also need a bit of dressing up. Since you are throwing a Hollywood Regency style affair, it would not be complete without the token greyhound piece. So why not serve greyhound cocktails with greyhound stirrers?! For our DIY greyhound stirrers we simply trace the outline of a greyhound, cut it out, place it onto a popcicle stick and used rhinestones for the eyes. We then placed them on a vintage beverage cart to perfectly finish off the old Hollywood feel.

drink stirrers

couple with sequin dress

Thanks to all these amazing vendors!

Designer: Cortnie of Canvas and Canopy
Floral & Design: Carissa of JL Designs
Photography: Jose Villa
Desserts: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach
Venue: Shade Hotel
Stationery: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs
Props: OC Prop Girl
Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup
Dining Wear: Small Masterpiece
Models: Troy and Aimee of Troy Grover Photographers
Shoot Producer: Leila of Be Inspired PR

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  1. the layout it so gorgeous… we had the best time working on this for Martha Stewart Weddings and now love sharing with you. So much talent coming together for this gorgeous inspiration! xo

  2. thanks jen! this was one of my favorite shoots to collaborate on all year and i love seeing used as new years eve inspiration!! happy 2011!! xoxo, c

  3. This is unbelievably wonderful! The colors are so fresh, and the details – perfect! I couldn’t love this more…

  4. Where is that sparkly dress from??? LOVE IT!

  5. so pretty. i really like these colors used together! the
    details are so fun!! happy new year!

  6. SO beautiful! I love the colors.

  7. So elegant and pretty! Love the invitation design by Kristy!

  8. Too funny! Today I used this same shoot as NYE Inspiration!! Love seeing this feature again and all the great tips! A NYE like this would be so dreamy!

  9. The popcorn idea is fabulous. I have a movie party theme that this would be perfect. And your colors are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the idea and the inspiration!

  10. Stunning! Love all the details and her little sparkly dress, beautiful!!

  11. Every time I see these photos, they get more amazing- such an incredible day … and what a great and elegant idea to use as NYE inspiration!

  12. Oh my gosh, love the color palette! Beautiful details and so much sparkle!

  13. Thanks for sharing this Jen :) xoxoxoox, C

  14. Thank you so much for featuring this shoot! It was such an
    honor to be with these amazing vendors! I could look at these pics
    all day…sigh.

  15. Love seeing this again and thrilled to have been in such talented company!

  16. so much to love about this shoot! the team behind it is definitely incredible!

  17. Absolutely stunning, love the gold dusted desserts!

  18. Agreed! This is so perfect for New Year’s Eve and her dress is killer.

  19. Such a beautiful shoot and Troy and Amiee are just way too cute!! Carissa….LOVE the gold succulents!

  20. Still my favorite shoot! I love those colors and FLOWERS!
    Carissa you are the best!

  21. Your pics are really wonderful.. i love the shot with the piano!

  22. Any idea where I can get greyhound stirrers like that? We’re planning our signature cocktails and would love a stirrer with the likeness of our own hound on it for our “Hound Dog” cocktail.

  23. The color scheme in this is really brilliant. Who would think to pair shades of gold with a cool grey-ish aqua? But it work so well and it really sophisticated!

  24. In love with this wedding. My wedding was just last week and I used shades in champagne and silver. More rustic than glamourous, but this wedding is super chic….love it!


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