It’s time to start coming up with New Year’s Eve table ideas. What? You haven’t even cleaned up from Christmas yet? That’s okay. You could use some of your Christmas decorations to enhance your New Year’s Eve dinner table. So don’t put away your silver, gold, white and black ornaments quite yet. Use them along with some of the ideas below to set a chic New Year’s Eve table.

These classy star-shaped folded napkins are from a German blogger, Renaade. I’m not really sure if I’m getting that name right because her blog ( is written in German. Luckily I have an automatic translator on my browser (Google Chrome) that works very well. However, you wouldn’t need to read a thing to be able to fold napkins into stars because she provides a link to her YouTube video showing you just how easy it is.

Don’t you love this tuxedo folded napkin from Hemnet is a Swedish blogger and, once again, my translator came in handy. Fortunately you don’t have to speak Swedish to enjoy her interior design photos. I’m always amazed to see aesthetic sensibilities of other cultures and countries. This whole blog is filled with unique ideas and DYIs.

Don’t want to do the whole tuxedo look but love the little bow tie? Here’s a great DYI for a Bow Tie Napkin Fold from Inga and Anna Lisa over at their Good Ideas for You blog. Even though these lovely ladies are from Iceland, there’s no need for a translator on this site because it is written in English. Their DYI instructions show you how to make those sweet bow ties in six easy steps.

Now that you can do the bow tie napkin fold, Alan and Steph from The Flies Bend blog will show you how to set your table using them along with several narrow table runners. Isn’t this table spectacular? Bright Settings carries table runners that come in widths of 6″ to 12″, but for this elegant look, you could use our chair ties. A large selection of fabrics and colors can be found under our Chair Accessories category. Our chair sashes are 4″ wide, so they’d work great for this elegant New Year’s table.

Have you noticed a black, white, silver and gold color-scheme running through this article? I love how decorators turn a plain party into a fancy soire by putting metallics on a black background. And this New Year’s Eve Tablestyling is no exception. Lynda Quintero-Davids from Focal Point Styling gives very specific merchandise suggestions and design tips that are sure to spruce up your New Year’s Eve table, but my favorite is her “unexpected find”. The napkin rings are bracelets! It got me to thinking about all the pretty vintage jewelry pieces available at estate sales and antique shops. Wouldn’t grandma’s pearl necklace (even if it’s faux) look lovely wrapped around a black napkin?

How about a 5-minute centerpiece? These Silver Bells are perfect for the holidays and I bet you already have the perfect glass vase to fill with chocolate kisses. Not only will this quick centerpiece look pretty, but it’ll do double-duty by supplying your dinner guests with after-dinner sweets…(at least until dessert is served;-)

Feeling crafty? Krystin from Lil Luna blog has a very good DYI for Clay Fortune Cookies. Think of all the predictions, quotes, and funny messages you could make up for your guests. (You could even personalize them and make the reading of the fortunes part of the evening’s entertainment;-) Of course, if you don’t want to make up the sayings yourself, there are tons of printable fortune cookies tags available on the web.

Here’s an exquisite Black & White & Silver Holiday Table from the wonderful blog, Celebrations at Home. Stylist Chris Nease used an acrylic beaded curtain as a table runner. How inspired is that? Check out all the other details she’s incorporated into the tablescape – mirrors, boas, Christmas ornaments. This blog is chock full of design inspiration.

Speaking of which, here is another idea from Celebrations at Home . . . free Silver and Gold Printables. Chris s her downloadable file for printable tags for table favors, tags for champagne bottles and, my personal favorite, a clock face that can be displayed under clear glass plates. Since I am no graphic artist, I will let a professional do the work for me and Chris is definitely a pro.
Here’s one more idea I love from the Celebrations at Home . . . Chris uses bold, graphic tablecloths for her Golden Glam Dinner Party.
Chevrons are a classic design, not just a trend that comes and goes. Bright Settings carries all manner of chevron tablecloths and napkins in 7 color combinations. Click here to order free samples.
Whether your rent or buy table linen, you’ll never go wrong using bold graphics, metallic fabrics, or classic black and white tablecloths on your holiday table. I think everybody should own both a black and a white and maybe even an ivory tablecloth. They can be paired with virtually any other color with exceptional results. Just add a little color with napkins or table runners and you’ll be well on your way to be the hostess with the most-est. I hope these ideas help you set a glorious New Year’s Eve table.