The concept is in the name: NEW Year’s! It’s a chance for new thoughts, new ideas, new goals, and new beginnings! It also is a great chance to celebrate these new things in our life, as well as celebrate the existing too. What better way to commemorate the holiday than by actually celebrating? And Old Time Pottery is here to help you with a few ideas to get you going as you start to think about New Year’s!

The Masquerade Evening!

New Year’s Eve is a fun night to host a masquerade party! Buy basic masks and let guests decorate theirs to be custom with feathers, silk florals, ribbons, and other small items. You can get all you need for a creative mask at Old Time Pottery’s floral section! Then, make sure you get pictures of everyone in their masks by doing a “photo booth” with fun props and a neat backdrop made of streamers and balloons! Another fun idea to do with a photo booth is have a small white board where people can write their new year’s resolution down and take a picture with it! Talk about accountability!

The Glamourous Evening!

If you’re taking a glamorous approach to New Year’s Eve this year, you can expect sparkles, sparkles, sparkles. The key here is anything sparkly and shiny! The color isn’t necessarily the deciding factor, but if it has a shine to it! Look for sparkly tablecloths, napkins, glittered silk florals, and glitter-encased candles! All of these are clear signs of glamour. Pair any sparkly color with black, and you have an instant hit! Black adds some mystery and elegance for the evening and is a great backdrop for anything glittery!

The Asian Evening!

One popular theme at New Year’s is the Chinese New Year! We know it’s really a little early for Chinese New Year, but it’s so fun to celebrate! Embrace the whimsy and fun of the Chinese New Year! Depending on what animal this year is, you can have a lot of fun. Look for crafts associated with the Year of The ___________. You can utilize color schemes of red and gold to make a bright and bold evening!

The Gilded Evening!

Sparkles are great and all, but when you stick to a color scheme of all silver or all gold, then you really have hit the gilded age! Home décor stores like Old Time Pottery have perfect items for this themed party all around their stores! Look for all silver or all gold charger plates, gold rimmed glasses, gold or silver candles, and metal colored table runners! When you pull together an all silver color scheme or an all gold scheme, the look is cohesive, and elegant! On top of this, since the metallic colors are so holiday-neutral, you can easily use individual items year-round paired with other holiday décor!

The Family Evening!

Oftentimes, New Year’s Eve is a popular family holiday where you count down the evening. Kids get a huge kick out of being allowed to stay up! Make it fun with a few easy tips. Have a small game or challenge in a brown paper bag labeled for each hour. These can be small easy dares or challenges, like who can blow a bubble with chewing gum the fastest! You can also have a glass jar filled with Hershey kisses for a g-rated “midnight kiss”! And of course, you can’t forget to get the traditional paper hats and noisemakers for the midnight hour from your Old Time Pottery party section!

No matter how you choose to celebrate the new beginnings that come on January 1, make sure to celebrate with those you love and with the help of a store you love! Old Time Pottery is your holiday headquarters for not just Christmas, but that fabulous day just a week later! Make your holiday resolution to get the décor you want at the best prices at Old Time Pottery!

Valerie Morris is a true DIY maven at heart. Before there was Pinterest, she had (and still has) a binder full of magazine clippings and ideas of things she wants to make or ideas for decorating her home. She always has a project in mind and in process. You can almost see the gears spinning in her head when she has a new project idea. Valerie loves finding a great deal and repurposing decor around her home in new ways. Old Time Pottery is one of her favorite shopping locations and she proudly contributes to our Pinterest boards, our blog, and many other creative ventures wherever she can!
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