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New Year's Eve Entertaining Tips

By Christina Najjar for Douglas Elliman | December 17, 2018 | Home & Real Estate Sponsored Post

Just like that, another year has come and gone. There’s still one more super important night—and party—perhaps the most special of them all! New Year’s Eve is always a magical evening spent best with friends. Though going out on the town is always fun, entertaining at home is the ultimate form of old-school glamour. Our friends at Douglas Elliman shared some of their most stunning listings on the market, and we imagined how we might throw a spectacular New Year’s Eve soirée based on the gorgeous spaces.

Dinner Party Drama


94 Harwich

A stunning dining room like this is simply begging to host an elegant New Year’s Eve dinner party. This spacious room is perfect for a large table as shown, with a beautiful tablescape to impress your nearest and dearest. Think large scale florals mixed with candles of different heights and gold plates for impact. The dining room has an open feel, so maximize impact by draping streamers from the walls and keeping the lights dim.

Penthouse Party Time


1 Franklin PH 3D

A penthouse means one thing - party time. A chic modern penthouse like this one is built for glamorous events like New Year's Eve! Your guests can look out over the skyline and take in the breathtaking views. Since a penthouse is already so much fun, maximize the evening by adding a theme to your soirée. Think 80s Disco or Roaring 20s. Your guests will feel extra special partying the night away in a one-of-a-kind space like this.

A Sexy Simple Soiree


25 Channel Center 1101

Sometimes simplicity really is best. Keeping it A-Team only has lots of advantages. This beautiful home is cozy and inviting - for this space, we imagine an intimate party with your closest friends. The blonde wood floors and open floor plan are a perfect backdrop for your New Year's Eve. Elevate your exclusive party by hiring a bartender to refill drinks and pass out hors d'oeurves. The devil is in the details and if you go all out for a small group of pals they'll feel all the more special on this sparkly evening.

Breathtaking Firework Views


197 Eighth Street 702

Your guests won't be able to take their eyes off of the marina on New Year's Eve, and this apartment offers a perfect vantage point for fireworks! It goes without saying that views are the major selling point for this stunning property. To maximize the evening, keep your guests' taste buds satisfied and keep extra cozy blankets and throws on-hand for them while they're outside gazing at the amazing views—another surefire way to be the hostess with the mostess.

Hit the Dancefloor


35 Channel Center 410

This amazing property is perfect for a large scale bash. The exposed brick and hardwood floors give the great room a trendy, modern feel. For a room like this, we recommend going all out! Move furniture aside to maximize the space and give your guests room to dance! Place large tables at either end of the room so guests can help themselves to drinks and snacks. A room like this is large enough to house a photo booth so that friends can capture precious memories of their favorite New Year's Eve yet!

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