New Year’s Eve is quite the event at my house. Like I mentioned last week, we host a big, family-friendly shindig every year. Since that involves lots of kiddos running around, I tend to keep things pretty simple and don’t go too crazy with fancy decorations or gourmet food. But a girl can dream….and when I shared this coral and gold bar cart over at Roadkill Rescue the other day, it definitely got some wheels turning!
As you know, I love coral–it’s all over in my guest bedroom. And I find the combination of coral and gold to be simply divine. Remember how I used those colors on this magazine rack? You can’t help but think of pink champagne and gold stars when considering the combo of coral and gold. So really, it seems like the perfect color trend to incorporate into a celebration of the New Year. I looked around the internet for inspiration, and boy-oh-boy did I ever find it! Instead of the usual five, I’m offering and end-of-the-year bonus with these 10 ways to Have a Gold and Coral New Year!
1. Coral & Tiger Striped Drink Cart
Let’s start with the project that got me on this kick: the drink cart by Rain on a Tin Roof that I featured at Roadkill Rescue. Jenna literally took a metal cart from the side of the road and turned it into a fabulous portable bar, complete with a gold tiger stripe stencil!
2. New Year Printables
This New Year vignette from My Fabuless Life is just gorgeous. And you know what’s awesome? Jenn tells you how to put it together and offers the coral and gold graphics she designed for you to print FREE.
3. Gold Confetti Wall & Coral Dresser
This lovely coral and gold combination of wall and buffet comes from A Place For Us. Click on that link to view a tutorial for that glorious confetti wall, and click over here to see how Destiny made that dresser. Wouldn’t that be the perfect spot to arrange a candy buffet for your guests?
4. Candy Buffet
Ahem, speaking of candy buffets….this one made by Two Belles Events is so elegant. Some sweet treats that match the color theme are Ferrero Rocher chocolates, almond kisses, pink Jordan almonds, pink or orange jelly beans, peach gel candies, and Almond Roca bars.
5. Edible Gold Leaf
Want to make a few coral and gold treats to serve your guests? These cookies by Sweetambs look too good to eat, but the bits of gold leaf sprinkled on top are actually edible! Click over for the recipe.
6. Coral and Gold Leaves
These leaves aren’t the edible variety. But aren’t they stunning? To make these, Lauren of A Fabulous Fete spray painted dried leaves. These are so versatile–you could scatter them like confetti, string them together into a garland, or bunch them together for a wreath.
7. A Glittery Garland
Classy Clutter shares another easy New Year decor idea: these punched circles were sewn together to form long garlands. It’s fun how the pale pink and gold circles resemble confetti.
8. Coral and Gold Clock
Watching the clock is a big part of any New Year’s celebration, so having one in the party colors is a no-brainer! I think this one by Jenn of My Fabuless Life is perfect for this coral and gold soiree–and I love the gold dot burlap art hanging nearby!
9. Gold-Dipped Coral Stepstool
Whew! All that decorating and hostessing is a lot of work! I might just need to stop for a few minutes and prop my feet up on this pretty little stool made by Stephanie at Cre8tive Designs. Guess what? It’s an Ikea makeover!
10. No Bake Dessert Bar
Oh my goodness, these lovely desserts by Dieter’s Downfall are the perfect ending to my dreamy coral and gold celebration! I can’t believe they actual match the rest of the party.
So, what do you think? If I threw a party like this one, would you want to come? What do you think of coral and gold for a wintertime party? Do you have any coral/gold combo projects to share?