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Nov 20, 2012

7 New Year's Eve entertaining essentials

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

7 New Year's Eve entertaining essentials Author: Style At Home

Party Planner
Nov 20, 2012

7 New Year's Eve entertaining essentials

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington
So you’ve decided that this is your year to host a fabulous New Year’s Eve party for family and friends. Congrats! Now, get ready with all the gadgets, tools and entertaining essentials you’ll need to help ring in the New Year. Our top picks will help make your job as hostess a little easier, so you can have some fun too … and enjoy a few glasses of bubbly!
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The martini set
Ring in the New Year in bright, colourful style with this set of 4 candy-hued martini glasses. The unique colours and patterns also make it easy for guests to remember which glass is theirs.  Pottery Barn, $64.26 (set of four). neweve-plates.jpg
Pretty serving bowls
Have fun with your serving bowls and opt for cheerful colours and fun patterns to help kick off your party on a fun note. Each can easily hold small easy holiday appetizers like olives, homemade chips, caramel corn or edamame. West Elm, $16.51. neweve-bath.jpg
Beverage tub
If there’s one beverage that will be flowing on New Year’s Eve, it will definitely be champagne or sparkling wine. Don’t worry about keeping your bubbly extra chilled, because this big pewter and brass tub will hold at least a few bottles and ice. Horchow, $315. neweve-caraff.jpg
A perfect carafe
While your bubbly and white wine chill in your beverage tub, let your red wine air and get prepped for toasting in this chic and edgy carafe. It is an essential wine accessory. Crate and Barrel, $99.01. neweve-gold.jpg
A gold cocktail shaker
Mix up all your fancy drinks with a gold finished shaker. We know it’s not true, but somehow we think a cool cocktail mixed in a gold shaker will make it even more delicious. Indigo, $20.65. neweve-cheese.jpg
The ultimate cheese board
An all-time party favourite? Cheese. Because it’s a serve-yourself app and requires very little prep, it’s also a party hostess essential. Serve your guests fancy and unique cheeses on these marble slabs for a pretty setting. All that will be necessary is a quick check to make sure you’re not running low on Brie. Pottery Barn, $40.89 - $82.43. neweve-namecards.jpg
Food cards
Here's a great tip for how to plan the perfect party. Take away some of the stress of letting everyone know what’s on the serving table … these stylish food label cards will let guests dish up what they like, rather than playing a guessing game. Etsy, $15.18.
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