Let's be honest: All the fun in hosting a party is planning the affair, and picking out the perfect outfit for the night of. Shop and plan your heart away with these decor inspiration shots and hostess dresses to match.
Aiming to evoke a classic Kate Spade vibe at your party? A clean black palette speckled with shimmery gold dots and bouncy calligraphy is your recipe for success, as proven by this vignette from .
$66, Nasty Gal
Rarely do bohemian and city glam styles intersect, but this party from perfectly pulls off their marriage. You can pull it off, too, buy covering your party with fringe — but keep it a metallic hue.
$3,742, Moda Operandi
This festive decor scheme, via , uses bright colors and plenty of metallic sparkle to ring in the New Year. Combine tinsel with tropical florals for a light and fragrant holiday.
$4,370, Matches Fashion
Make sure your New Year celebration is as lovely as you are, and stock up on sweet, subtle decorations in an array of blushing pinks, like this theme via . Start your New Year's on a refined, rosy note with pale pink meringues and the champagne-hued decor to match.
$36, Nasty Gal
For a pared-down New Year's look, set up an old-fashioned brass bar cart worthy of Ernest Hemingway, ala , and go light on the holiday touches. A few tapers and sprigs of greenery are all it needs.
$795, Alice + Olivia
New Year's Eve is the one day your decor theme can incorporate shine, shine and more shine. This party from features a myriad of shiny silver decorations, anchored by a plain white table with treats.
$2,750, Moda Operandi
As you wait for the clock to strike twelve, surround your guests with midnight blue hues, such as in this New Year's Eve party from , for sophisticated yet seductive allure.
On New Year's Eve, you can never go wrong with classic black and white — with glimmering accents. It's a classic balance of femininity and masculinity, and in this New Year's soirée from , the high-gloss sheen of the napkins makes each place setting feel glam.
A star-studded New Year's Eve is always a welcome idea — just ask the planners of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." Scatter metallic stars over your party tables, centerpieces and other decor for an easy way to top the night off with a glimmer, as this party from so elegantly does.
For an unconventional twist on New Year's Eve decor, this party from features feathers dipped in shimmering metallic paint and shades of rose-petal pink — a perfectly chic (and Insta-friendly) combination.
Not all New Year's Eve celebrations have to borrow inspiration from bustling cities. For a bohemian-themed celebration, incorporate matte gold and black decor (like the starburst drink stirrers here) with natural elements such as green plants and wood slabs, as in this New Year's celebration from .
$1,619, Matches Fashion
Turquoise is a youthful, unexpected burst of color — so try it out! Here, it sweeps a New Year's Eve dinner from with a sense of twinkling optimism for the upcoming year.
$ 2,150, MyTheresa
As a new year blossoms, add a bit of spirited, springy decor to your dinner party (it'll be especially well-welcomed if you live in a snowy climate!). In this tablescape from , a black vase anchors wildly arranged gold and white blossoms and a "Happy New Year" sign.
Lean into eye-catching candy colors this New Year, employing pastel purples and robin's egg blue to liven up your festivities. Paired with pretty blush and taupe neutrals, this unexpected color scheme will kick your year off right.
$1,089, Moda Operandi
Gather your near and dear ones close as the clock strikes midnight, and watch them linger around the table thanks to your inviting decor. A lacy table cloth pairs beautifully with an all-natural centerpiece and lots of glowing votives, via .