Everything you need to host a NYE party in your NYC apartment
Ring in 2022 on a festive note with these tips and easy buys to make your apartment (no matter how small) party-ready. Whether you’re eager to leave 2021 behind or you’re looking forward to a night spent reminiscing on the highs of the past year, your New Year’s Eve party should feel decadent, festive, and sophisticated. If you’re planning a party for a small New York City space, good news: we have the best tips, tricks, and products that will ensure you and your guests have a night to remember.
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Setting up the bar
Keep the party going with a fully-stocked bar and classy reusable glassware instead of plastic cups.
|It wouldn’t be New Year’s without a toast of bubbly. Say cheers and clink these classic champagne flutes with guests when the clock strikes midnight.
Vinter Champagne Flutes (6)
$36, World Market
|If you’re not sipping straight bubbly, why not serve a Roaring Twenties-style champagne cocktail? These adorable coupe glasses are the perfect vessel.
Kate Optic Coupe Glasses (6)
$36, World Market
|This on-trend, brass-trimmed glass pitcher is the perfect way to keep the cocktails flowing during the party without having to man the bar. Keep a big batch of sangria or Old Fashioneds in the fridge and fill up this pitcher as necessary throughout the night.
$97.50, Burke Decor
|This apartment-sized stainless steel punch bowl doubles as a wine chiller. Just fill it with ice and keep your bubbly (or hard seltzer) cool for hours.
Landon Stainless Steel Punch Bowl Wine Chiller in Small
$112.50, Burke Decor
Serving your guests
Having party-ready serveware is an easy way to set a festive tone for your menu and the whole space. Plus, you’ll be able to use these sparkly platters, plates, and flatware for parties to come.
|For your Old Fashioned-sipping guests, these gold-pattered glasses are dressed for the occasion in flashy gold prints.
Metallic Gold Pattern Double Old Fashioned Glasses (4)
$24, World Market
|Swapping out wood for marble for your cheese or charcuterie board is an instant upgrade that’s perfect for the occasion.
Marble Serving Tray with Cheese Knife
$100, Burke Decor
|Whether you make it yourself or pick it up from Magnolia, your party dessert should be on the pedestal it deserves. This glass cake stand gives guests a full enticing view of the late-night treat.
Clear Glass Cake Stand And Cloche Set
$40, World Market
|Skip the waste of plastic or paper with these reusable bamboo party plates. They have a delightful flower shape that’s ready to party and come in packs of six. Plus, you’ll be able to reuse them next year!
Meri Meri Large Reusable Bamboo Plate Set
|Add some sparkle to your serveware with this set of modern gold flatware. For the rest of the year, your meals will have a festive feel.
Matte Gold Silverware Set
Festive decor and party accessories
Set the tone before your guests walk into the apartment with these flashy decorations that won’t dominate a small space or break the bank.
|Set an intimate, elegant mood by lighting these tall saffron-colored candles around your apartment. For added drama, choose candlesticks in a variety of heights.
Dipped Taper Candle, Set of 2
$17, Design Within Reach
|This floral centerpiece is a stunning decoration that lasts longer than the night. Adding a fresh accent to your holiday decor is a lovely touch. And this red rose and silver dollar eucalyptus ensemble is dressed for the holiday without being too over-the-top.
$128 for 12 stems, Ode à la ROSE
|Your apartment will smell divine as soon as guests walk through the door with this refreshing citrus diffuser.
Sicilian Tangerine Reed Diffuser from Nest NY
|It’s really a party when even your napkins have some shine to them. These pretty gold-printed napkins are perfect to pair with our charcuterie offerings.
Gold Leaf Napkins
$7 Burke Decor
|Have fun recounting memories of 2021 under these picture-ready gold balloons. If your apartment doesn’t have the space for that much helium, this classy banner sets the same vibe without the three-dimensionality.
Happy New Year 2022 Paper Banner Hanging
|Party hats, festive glasses, and plenty of gold streamers are a must on NYE. This kit has everything you need to help guests dress the party.
|This card game is a total crowd-pleaser that will have guests laughing out loud all night long. Bonus: it’s packed into a small box that you’ll actually be able to store in your apartment.
What Do You Meme Party Game
Step up your appetizer game with these show-stopping bites and sips to keep guests full and happy all night long.
|Set the tone for your party early on with fresh, sweet shrimp cocktail as guests arrive. Serve it with plenty of cocktail sauce for a timeless treat everyone loves.
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail from Legal Seafood
|If you’re feeling really fancy (and old-school New York), wow guests with a premium appetizer of salty, umami-rich caviar from Zabar’s. It even comes with house-made blini to complete the experience.
Eli Zabar’s Caviar Set
|Try your hand at a delicate salami river or cracker fan with this fun interactive cheese and charcuterie board kit. Guests will marvel at its beauty before breaking into the delicious spread.
Cheese & Charcuterie Board Kit for 6-8 from Beauty & The Board
|Don’t let your party guests’ flutes run dry. Keep plenty of champs on ice to fuel your party well past midnight.
Veuve Clicquot Brut
$110, Wine Library
|DIY Gin and Tonics: Let guests help themselves to a festively fizzy cocktail by setting up a bar with Nolet’s Silver Gin ($49), Fever-Tree tonic, fresh cranberries, and rosemary sprigs.
|What could be a better first bite of 2022 than this shimmering jelly cake from Brooklyn-based Solid Wiggles? The gorgeous Boozy Showstopper is a take on the classic French 75 cocktail and includes lemon, Boatyard Double gin, G.H. Mumm champagne, absinthe, and sweet milk jelly.
The Boozy Showstopper Jelly Cake from Solid Wiggles