Whoever ï¬rst uttered It's the most wonderful time of the year regarding December like it was some sort of concrete fact was seriously overreaching (read that in a Mr.Bates-é -la-Freaky-Friday voice, please). Phrases really need to be updated to be 21st century-relevant. In reality, it's the most stressful time of the year. The easiest way to survive the holidays is eat well and drink copiously. But to create a more in-depth how-to guide, I've collaborated with Melissa Andre, an events coordinator and creative director who is divided between Los Angeles and Toronto just like myself. Twiiiiins!
New Year's Eve is the best part about the holiday season because it's a night that everybody celebrates, but there is never any real pressure surrounding it. Plus, it's a week after Christmas so there's just enough time to wind down from that. So when done right, it really can be quite fantastic. Here are some tips on how to throw a killer New Year's Eve party. If your party still sucks, then consider it out of my hands.
Opt for metallic details
Andre says, Whether you’re throwing an intimate dinner party or serving light hors d’oeuvres, your table will be a canvas for bringing the occasion to life. Dazzle your guests by incorporating unexpected metallic accents like gold-trimmed glassware and layered pieces of varying heights and sizes like fresh ï¬‚oral arrangements and candle holders to draw the eye and create a focal point.