Tiffany LeBlanc: Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Style
To many, New Year’s Eve isn’t just the last night of the year — it is the biggest night of the year! Whether you’re hosting an all-out bash and staying up well past the stroke of midnight, or simply celebrating quietly with family and friends, say farewell to 2015 in style and ring in 2016 with a little flair. The following ideas are just a few ways to embrace the holiday as the clock winds down:
Create a wishing well or a resolution jar. Provide slips of paper for you and your guests to write down their wishes and/or resolutions for the New Year.
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Set up a board with colorful chalk or markers (depending on the type) for your guests to share highlights of their year. This will later make a great backdrop for a photograph at the end of the night.
Fill rooms with balloons with photos attached to the string. The photos can either be from the past year or images of hopes for the year to come (i.e. a picture of Rome, shot of someone skydiving for the first time, a wedding photo).
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Set up a bar or a bar cart with a signature cocktail, playing up fresh herbs and the farm-to-table trend: pear, ginger, sage, mint. Recipes for some of these delicious cocktails can be found here.
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All things that sparklemetallic finishes and glistening tea candles are sure to make a statement. No amount of sparkle is enough on New Year’s Eve! Mix with jewel tones for an unexpected pop and contrast.
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Finally, treat yourself to your own party for the New Year! Hire a chef or bartender so you can enjoy your guests and the beautiful atmosphere you created.
With all that’s happening in the world around us, the New Year is not only the perfect time to reflect on all the blessings of the past year, but also on how to make next year one filled with more happiness, love and peace.
Tiffany Leblanc is principal of LeBlanc Design, a boutique interior design firm based in Boston. The firm specializes in transitional design, with an emphasis on durable, beautiful furnishings and finishes, with a warm, comfortable aesthetic. LeBlanc received her training in the Residential Interiors Program at Boston Architectural College, where her focus was on space planning, materials and finish selections, as well as the interplay between colors and textures. Her interest in design stems from an artistic family and a lifetime of extended, international travel to such exotic locales as Japan, Italy, France, Singapore, and Thailand.
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