With 2017 almost behind us, let’s make the best of the last few days. You can spend these days relaxing, while also planning for the big night that leads us into 2018. You may prefer a night on the town, or maybe a relaxed night at home is more your style. There are some cute items below that are sure to help you have a festive and fun New Years countdown.
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Party at Home
Home Decor & Candles
Candles create such an elegant and sexy ambiance, which is exactly what we want on New Year’s Eve. Lighting a bunch of candles around your home can really set the mood, and add a touch of coziness on this winter evening. Chapters-Indigo has a huge variety of candles, ranging in all different colours, patterns, sizes and scents.
What better way to ring in the new year than with a champagne toast? Make a toast to 2018 while serving your guests some bubbly in beautiful champagne flutes. Bed, Bath & Beyond has a variety to choose from, depending on your budget and style. If you don’t want to spend a lot, this set of 12 is perfect, especially if things get rowdy and a glass or two happens to break!
Although Christmas has come and gone this year, it is still quite festive to have string wire lights throughout your home. These aren’t quite Christmas lights, but will add a cozy and sparkly feeling to your home. It will also provide that extra special touch to your party with the warm and welcoming glow. CB2 has a few different lights to choose from, and can easily be strung on the mantel, around doors or tables, or hung just about anywhere.
Serving Platters & Stands
A New Year’s party, or any party for that matter wouldn’t be complete without something to nibble on. It is key to display the food in a cute and pretty way by using beautiful serving trays and platters. Since it’s a special occasion, consider buying something with a little shine, like a gold platter. A large dish is perfect to serve hors d’oeurves in style. Also, look for large cutting boards or playful platters to serve up your favourite finger foods!
Cake stands are obviously perfect to serve delicious sweet treats such as cakes, cupcakes, or pastries but you can even get creative and serve anything such as hors d’oeuvres or cheese and crackers. The added height will add dimension and something different to your tablescape. We love to browse Hudson’s Bay and see their beautiful selection of home goods, serving dishes & cookware. (& you can bet we’ll grab a beautiful cake stand; perfect not just for New Year’s but birthdays and other events!)
Let’s be real, drinks are definitely a huge part of any party. Whether you keep your guests hydrated with water, or have a signature cocktail, a cute pitcher is a great way to serve refreshments. Anthropologie has a ton of gorgeous items for the home, including plenty of pretty pitchers.
Staying in with the family
If you’re staying in with the kids and having a cozy night, you’ll definitely want some comfy pjs for the whole family. Old Navy has the cutest sets to choose from for boys, girls, men and women, and is offering 6% cash back. Celebrate the New Year with the family in the coziest, most relaxing way!
Most importantly, you definitely want to keep those feet toasty warm while relaxing at home. Grab a pair of fluffy slippers to help ring in 2018 while keeping your toes toasty and cozy. This soft pair from La Vie En Rose are the perfect addition to any night spent at home. With 5% cash back, you might even want to grab a couple pairs.
Any set of Lego can keep kids busy for hours, especially when home for the night on New Year’s Eve. If you and your partner are looking for a little peace and quiet, set your kids up with some Lego. They will stay entertained, and you can enjoy a little adult time. However, you can also join in on the fun and help your kids play with Lego if you’re looking to engage and spend time with the kids. Either way, it’s a win-win for everyone in the family!
What better way to entertain the whole family than by playing games? If you’re staying in for a New Years countdown, you could definitely make the night fun and exciting with plenty of different games. Chapters-Indigo offers a ton of games such as PieFace, Jenga, Apples to Apples, and many more.