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6 New Year’s Eve Dinner & Table Decoration Ideas

If you are looking for unique and creative ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration, here are 6 fun ideas. These New Year’s Eve Dinner and Table Decoration Ideas will help you plan for a fun and festive way to ring in the New Year! Our virtual Supper Club decided to give you a head start on planning your New Year’s Eve Festivities.

Each month, our Supper Club comes together to plan a fun-themed party or dinner, as well as a full menu to help you prepare for your get-togethers.

We are excited to have a guest host join us each month, and today, we are happy to welcome Aliya from Open Doors Open Hearts.

This month is all about New Year’s Eve, and it’s going to be here before you know it. If you are joining me from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, welcome.

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New Year’s Eve Dinner Table Decorations Ideas

For a New Year’s Eve dinner table theme, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I looked for items I had on hand. These Dinner Table Decoration ideas are budget-friendly and easy to put together.

First, this is a cocktail party with appetizers, so I set the centerpiece in the back corner of the table. This allows guests to graze around the table, and the centerpiece is out of the way.

Add Dinner Table Height

Next, I added a box covered with a neutral tablecloth to add some height to the centerpiece.

Depending on how many dishes you are serving, you can add serving dishes to table risers as well.

Table Setting Ideas for a New Year's Eve Party

Next, I added some of my frosty, gold, and silver bottle brush trees. Another table decoration idea was to add a tall church, which was turned backward, and I added a clock face to the backside.

New Year's Eve Table Decoration Ideas without spending any money.

The Count Down Table Decoration Ideas

Next, I added a collection of vintage clocks and clock faces to the table. The clock faces remind us of the countdown to the New Year.

I started collecting vintage clocks and faces while out Thrifting with the
and they really came in handy. I found these that would be fun as well.

New Years Eve Table Decoration Ideas

Some of my vintage brass candle sticks and a string of fairy twinkle lights add some light to the table setting.

To add even more sparkle, I added a glass cloche over one of the smaller clocks as another table decoration idea.

Table decoration ideas for New Year's Eve. - Lots of Clocks and Clock faces.

A bottle of champagne and a few champagne flutes and you are ready for the party to begin.

Finally, the only thing I splurged on, except food, was a few 2022 Flags. However, I only spent $3.00. Not bad for a New Year’s Eve Party.

You can see more 2022 party supplies here.

Make the Dinner Table Fun

A fakery pie from Everything Dawn added a touch of humor to the table as well.

I wonder how many people will try to cut a slice?

A fake pie on the table is so fun and a great table decoration idea

In addition, the cute mouse is trying to keep everyone away from the cheese on this charcuterie board! Do you think my guests will get my humor?

Add humor to the Charcuterie Board with a mouse warning you away from the cheese.

See how to make these Salami Roses for your next Charcuterie Board in the video below.

If you are planning to stay home but still want to celebrate New Year’s Eve, you might enjoy 5 New Year’s Eve at Home Ideas.

Spread the Food Around

Although my table allows for plenty of food, I’m spreading the food around my dining area and kitchen. Everyone always congregates around the table, and I like to keep everyone moving.

In addition, I like to add a variety of heights to the table by using plate racks, tied trays, and boxes underneath tablecloths.

The Main Course

Although this month’s New Year’s Eve party is mostly hors d’oeuvres, the main dish should be hearty since guests will most likely be here until midnight.

I’ll be sharing this delicious recipe on tomorrow’s full menu and recipe post.

More New Year’s Eve Table Decoration Ideas

Now it’s time for more New Year’s Eve Table Decoration Ideas from Jen at Midwest Life & Style. Check out all the details for her clever Grazing Table setup.

More table decoration ideas from our Supper Club Group.

Aliya at Open Doors Open Hearts is joining us as guest host this month and her Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board Ideas are so fun.

Anne & AnnMarie from Simply 2 Mom’s set such an elegant Sparkling Dinner Tablescape for New Year’s Eve

Michelle at Vintage Home Designs shared this gorgeous Timely Table Setting for New Year’s Eve

Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms shared this beautiful New Year’s Eve Table Decoration Idea! Be sure to head over to see more details.

One Year of Supper Club

It’s so hard to believe, but this is our 12th Supper Club Share! We have had so much fun bringing you ideas for your table settings and recipes. I’m always amazed at our group’s creativity and each person’s interpretation of the theme.

If you’d like to take a look back, here are the previous 11 table settings.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Wednesday 27th of December 2023

Great ideas, Rachel. Happy New Year.


Thursday 28th of December 2023

Renae, Thank you!

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Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 20th of December 2021

I've never decorated for New Years but you have given me the most beautiful inspiration. I'm loving all the clocks.


Tuesday 21st of December 2021

Kim, thanks for your encouragement.

Erin Cox

Friday 17th of December 2021

And now I'm hungry....


Saturday 18th of December 2021

Erin, I hope you give these recipes a try.