New Year’s Eve Party Ideas


By: Kara Woolery of Lillian Hope Designs

Hi, friends! It's Kara from Lillian Hope designs and I am excited to share with you this super fun New Year’s Eve party idea! I hope you get to ring in 2018 with friends, family, cocktails and finger foods. To make your party one to remember, I'm including a free printable 2018 banner and “Happy New Year” straw flag printables at the bottom of this post.


Do you have any fun New Year's Eve party traditions? We love to celebrate the new year eating and drinking the night away with our kiddos, family and friends. The kids usually hang out upstairs while the adults mingle downstairs. When I think New Year’s Eve, I think black and gold! Using Chinet® Cut Crystal® products for our New Year’s Eve party gives an elegant feel that perfectly matches my décor, while still providing an easy cleanup. Style a bar cart or small table with your food and drink items this new year, or you can easily set this up on your kitchen counter as well.


I like to keep it simple and create a tower full of meats, cheeses and fruits for my guests to munch on throughout the party. If you love to cook up appetizers, then this is your chance to pull out all the stops.


Add pomegranate seeds to your champagne or sparkling grape juice for an extra delicious bite of flavor. You could also mix in other fruits as well, or have fruit on the side for guests to add as they wish. Such a yummy way to toast to the new year.


I love that Chinet Cut Crystal plates are sturdy enough to walk around the party while eating without bending in half ... that is the worst right? No one wants to ring in 2018 cleaning up unnecessary messes!


I hope you have an awesome rest of the year and a very happy new year! Be sure to download the free printables below and show us how you use them with your Chinet products using #MyChinetParty on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



Download the 2018 banner here

Download the Happy New Year straw flags here


And for more entertaining ideas from Kara check out her blog, Lillian Hope Designs, and these posts on

Kara is the founder and creative spark behind Lillian Hope Designs. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, and has always had a passion for the creative things in life. After dabbling in a few things she soon realized that her true passion was designing parties of all types. Kara decided to take a leap of faith and start Lillian Hope Designs in 2012; which was named after her daughter who has been her motivation and driving force for starting this business. She started blogging in 2015, and has since started doing party and product styling for brands.