7 New Year's Eve entertaining essentials
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.