It’s time for seasonal celebrations filled with food, fun, family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a low-key dinner party or something a little wilder, what will you do to ensure your home is warm, welcoming and wows your guests?
2019 has been a huge year for all things eco-friendly. Unfortunately, parties can be notorious for their non-recyclable waste but you can do your bit by taking simple steps such as replacing plastic straws with a reusable metal version. Accompany with chic glassware and cocktail accessories to serve your drinks in style.
Metal straws: £6.50; Cocktail shaker: £24; Cocktail jigger and spoon: £29.50; Highball glasses: £22.
Colour is a great way to bring any party to life and instantly creates a fun atmosphere. Worried about it looking too garish? Add a simple pop of colour with seasonal garlands, bunting and hanging decorations. They can continue to adorn your home until long after the party has finished.
Add some sparkle and shine to your gathering (without the need for glitter) by opting for metallic hues and materials. We love how John Lewis has paired its gold dining range, tableware and accessories with blush pink tones. A match made in heaven and the ultimate dinner party setting.
As we bring in 2020, it seems apt that we do so surrounded by a colour palette with a nod to the midnight sky. Take inspiration from Annie Sloan’s New Year’s Eve chalk paint in Napoleonic Blue, Oxford Navy and Athenian Black Lifestyle. We can’t help but notice how the dresser has been perfectly styled with on-trend accessories – a sleek twist on festive party decorations!
As cold nights loom and the party season begins, what better way to add some glitz and glamour to your room than with a gold foiled star garland? Minimalist and on-trend with its metallic finish, this garland is a simple yet effective way to decorate your home without too much fuss.
Star garland: £4.99.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting Chanukah festivities or seeing in the New Year, do so in style with Sophie Allport’s Bubbles & Fizz Collection. Featuring a range of teal table and homeware complete with any party must-have – champagne – it’s time to raise a glass and party the night away!
This party set-up by Dunelm combines all our favourites – metallic and midnight colourings, stylish decorations and gorgeous glassware – with a clear party vibe. It just shows you don’t have to spend a fortune or go over the top with your décor to transform your home into a warm, inviting and fun party space.
Compton mini sideboard: £229; Pack of four wine glasses: £19; Pack of four martini glasses: £19; Gold glitter twig tree: £12; Pack of four gold rim champagne saucers: £18; Two Montreal faux leather chairs: £169.