While New Year’s party décor can be rife with tacky 2017 glasses and sparkly party hats, there are some options for outfitting your guests and home with some more elevated fare. Below, 21 things on Amazon we found to help you welcome 2017 in style.
An all-in-one punch bowl that comes with a ladle and eight glasses for your boozy holiday punch.
You’ll need ice to keep that punch chilled — why not some festive star-shaped cubes?
Everything tastes better when you’re drinking it out of a sparkly gold straw.
We’ve served these at parties before, and they’re always a hit (here are some other surefire snack ideas). The truffle-flavored almonds hit the party-food trifecta: sweet, salty, umami.
Don’t make the classic hosting mistake of one big snack tray — scatter several smaller bowls (like these colorful melamine puppies) around the party instead.
You don’t have to break out the good flutes for the midnight toast — these unbreakable (and recyclable) ones do the job in a slim silhouette, too.
The lazy (and frugal) person’s shortcut to decorating: long ribbons of streamers twisted all around the room.
A sequined table runner set on a dining or coffee table instantly transforms it — it’s like a party dress for your furniture. (Vogue editor Tonne Goodman’s favorite napkins would be a nice touch as well.)
Black plus gold is always a winning combination, and these unfoldable fans add that touch in the most dramatic way.
When in doubt, add candles, which put a sophisticated, flickering spin on the flattering glow that twinkle lights can only emulate.
Because what’s a party without a (miniature) disco ball?
If your friends can’t find sitters and bring kids to the party, this’ll keep them occupied. Your friends will love it, too.
Here’s what you do with a gold curtain: Set it up at the front alcove so everyone who enters the party truly makes an entrance. Or tape it against a wall for a makeshift photo-booth backdrop.
Set up a table and let ’em at it.
It’s the one time of year when blowing on a noise maker is acceptable. Indulge.
Ditto the confetti poppers.
Our friends at Vulture don’t recommend Catan for first-timers, but if you have a few antisocial types who are familiar with the game, it’s handy to have around.
Better for newbies is a card-combo-matching game like Splendor, which even the young ones can immediately take to.
If you don’t feel like learning a new game, everyone loves a classic — just try not to get into any fights over it.
Still a fun idea for kids, couples, or would-be couples.
A Just-In-Case Outfit
Need a last-minute party dress? A classic LBD with just a hint of sparkle (or check out some of the Cut’s ideas here).
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