We here at Lifestyle love Lonny magazine. It’s hip, up-to-date and offers a gorgeous style. That’s why when they stopped by with information about entertaining–and it’s nearly New Year’s Eve–and we heard Eddie Ross was on board, we were sold. (By the way, this information is year-round and universal in meaning.)
New Year’s Eve Bash
Urban dwellers, rejoice! If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve bash, there’s plenty of ways to throw the party of the year in a little space with a lot of style. Leading online shelter magazine Lonny knows lavish entertainment doesn’t require roomy interiors. Besides, it’s not about the size of the space – it’s about being with friends and celebrating around a beautiful table.
Designer Eddie Ross teams up with Lonny to create tips for throwing a fetching fete in any space:
·Consider every last detail: Take everything into account, down to the utility of the place settings’ adornments. Always keep little dishes of chocolate on the table – guests love to enjoy something sweet after dinner while they wait for dessert.
·The homemade touch: Homemade hats and horns, designed to suit the party’s color scheme, make a touching contribution to the evening’s revelry.
·Don’t be afraid to go bold: New Year’s can be so much more than traditional black and gold! Go for a tablescape that offers a refreshing take on holiday cheer. With annual events such as New Year’s Eve, you’re decorating only one table for one event to be used on one night – so don’t be afraid to go bold!
“…so much more than traditional black and gold!”
·Bargain finds can make powerful design statements: Get creative and save. For instance, hourglasses purchased at CB2 double as place-card holders, and gleaming napkin rings from Target lend the table luster. Rather than buying expensive cut flowers, use long-lasting orchids from Home Depot that can also serve as party favors.
·Make use of tight quarters: Try purchasing attractive folding chairs that can be stored under a bed when not in use. Also, try a collapsible table to save space. It folds down into a petite console when not in use for dinner parties, a dream come true and it’s far cheaper than renting tables and chairs for each event you host.
·Champagne anyone? A well-laid champagne buffet looks glamorous and celebratory – and has the added benefit of liberating the host to take part in the festivities when the clock strikes 12.
For more ways to create the perfect seasonal spread, please visit Lonny’s December issue: http://www.lonny.com/magazine/December+2012/lKVdxMSe5hM/33#33