Are you hosting a party for New Year’s Day? It’s fun to create beautiful and dynamic displays with food that guests can enjoy while mingling and celebrating. Here are some inspiring serving and decorating ideas I found on Pinterest that are sure to add style and ambiance to a New Year’s Day open house.
Serve it Upright: Place veggies in tall, clear glass containers and serve dips in individual shot or martini glasses on the side. It’s so simple, yet the colors of the veggies and the varying heights of the containers create a beautiful tablescape!
Make One for Everyone: Dress up martini glasses to serve individual servings of dips or other appetizers. The effect is elegant and it allows guests to snack while walking about and socializing.
Create Fun DIY Stations: I love the idea of creating drink-building stations with all the fixings; it’s a great way to break the ice and engage your guests. How neat are these “Make a Hot Toddy” napkins?
Skip the Expected Serving Dishes: Serve a drink or appetizer in an edible dish! This apple cider served in hollowed apples looks so scrumptious and will add gorgeous natural color to the spread.
Spell It Out: Find some pretty stationary to create small signs that greet your guests with good wishes for the New Year. Use them to decorate your desserts!
What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for an open house or jazz up a food spread for New Year’s Day? Share your own ideas in a comment below!