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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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