Everything you need to host a NYE party in your NYC apartment

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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.

Vintner Champagne Flutes Set Of 6 - Glass by World Market 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
Kate Optic Coupe Glasses Set of 6 by 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.
Casablanca Pitcher
$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.

Metallic Gold Pattern Double Old Fashioned Glasses Set of 4 by World Market 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
Clear Glass Cake Stand and Cloche Set by World Market 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
$58, Amazon
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
$48, Amazon

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.

Dipped Taper Candle 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
Elizabeth 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.
Elizabeth bouquet
$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
$50, Amazon
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.
Gold Balloons
$7, Amazon

Happy New Year 2022 Paper Banner Hanging
$8, Amazon
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.
Party accessories
$20, Amazon
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
$30, Amazon

Menu must-haves
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
$44, Goldbelly
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
$225, Goldbelly
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
$159, Goldbelly
Veuve Clicquot Brut 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
$105, Goldbelly