How to Host a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

New Year’s Eve is one of my FAVORITE holidays to celebrate. If you’re wanting to host a dinner party, New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity.

New Year's Eve Dinner Party

New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Everyone wants to see friends after the holidays, people are tired of staying at home, and it’s often too crowded to go out to dinner that evening. Host your friends for a glitzy New Year’s Eve dinner party!

New Year's Eve with Lindt Chocolate

I love adding lots of metallic sparkle touches to my New Year’s gatherings, and I hope you’re inspired to throw your own party to ring in the new year in style.

I included LINDOR chocolates and lots of mini plates of chocolates throughout. You can use any type of tray or cake stand as well.

Every guest had chocolate and champagne within arm’s reach…my kind of New Year’s celebration! P.S. Make your party extra sweet and make champagne cupcakes!

New Year's Eve Dinner Party Tablescape

Check out this post for more New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas if you’re ready to plan your New Year’s Eve menu!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love LINDOR truffles and the white chocolate is absolute perfect for New Year’s Eve. The gold wrappers are so festive and match the theme perfectly.

I also love displaying the assorted gourmet truffles for guests as well. Every party needs some fancy chocolate!

New Year's Eve Place Setting

New Year’s Eve Tablescape Tips

My first tip is deciding on a “color scheme” even if it’s just black along with metallic silver and gold touches. It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve!

I used a black tablecloth, simple white plates, and lots of gold and silver. I added a silver table runner as well.

New Year's Eve Dinner Party Tablescape

For that glowing ambiance, I added a dozen black taper candles in brass candlestick holders. I love this idea!  You can recreate it with any color candle, and adds the most gorgeous lighting for any dinner party.

It’s also very quick to pull together, and doesn’t require you worrying about keeping flowers fresh leading up to the party!

New Year's Eve Party
Ring in the New Year Tablescape

Even adults love a few party touches so party hats and horns were at each place setting. I tied gold and black calligraphy tags around the horns to serve as place cards. It’s these little touches that make a tablescape party perfect!

I also added giant silver bells to each napkin with a “Ring In The New Year” tag for guests to jingle jangle when the clock strikes midnight! This is much easier clean-up that confetti! :)

New Year’s Eve Centerpiece

Down the center of your table, you can get creative with a few extra party horns, silver ornaments, twinkle lights, and little clocks for the New Year’s Eve theme. Twirl silver or gold ribbon for a festive touch.

New Year's Eve Chocolate Party
New Year's Eve Dinner Party
New Year's Eve Party Ideas

I hope you’re inspired to ring in the new year in the sweetest way possible… a New Year’s Eve dinner party, of course! I’ll be enjoying champagne, dinner with friends, and a sweet dessert to finish!

For More New Year’s Ideas, check out:

Sparkling Champagne Margaritas

Countdown to Midnight Clock Cake

Champagne Shrimp Scampi

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  1. Megan Martin says:

    Beautiful table, Courtney! I love your stemware; who makes your coupe and champagne glasses?

    1. Hi Megan! They’re both by Olivia & Oliver from Bed Bath & Beyond!

  2. Where did you get the silverware? Love it!!!

    1. Amazon! I have it in my Amazon faves here:

  3. Jessica Short says:

    This table is beautiful! I want to be in attendance at one of your dinner parties!
    Where did you get your sparkle table runner and your brass candlestick holders?

    1. The table runner is from Amazon and the candlesticks are a vintage find from Etsy.

  4. Chelsie Runyan says:

    Where is the clock from that is on the table?

  5. where are the gold part hats from ? love them!

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