I took full advantage of my new house in LA this year and threw tons of parties and dinners! It was so fun to bring friends together and use my indoor/outdoor space. I always end up doing something different for New Years Eve – sometimes I’ll stay in, sometimes I’ll go out, but this year I knew I wanted to throw a little New Years Eve fete at my house! I enlisted the help of 3 close girlfriends to come over and help me set up. For decor – we picked up silver and gold balloons, streamers, sparklers, and big 2018 balloons. I pushed my dining table into the entry along with my lucite bar so all of the food would be in one central location. For food – I filled buckets of ice with my favorite beer; Stella Artois, and laid out tons of party snacks like mini popcorn cups, homemade marshmallows, pretzels and chocolates for guests to nibble on. I put a huge magnolia leaf garland around the table for a little holiday flare and tried to stick with a silver + gold theme as best as I could so everything looked cohesive. I didn’t overthink the food – I know guests appreciate when everything is bite size and easy to grab and for the alcohol – everyone loves Stella Artois so it was a no brainer! I’m so glad I volunteered to host a New Years Eve party at my place because my favorite NYE memories have always been at a house party surrounded by my nearest and dearest. What are you fun party are you going to for NYE?!
A New Years Eve Fete!
Jessica Alexander Photography
Special thanks to Stella Artois for sponsoring this post.