GLITTER & TREATS | We Survived the Mayan Apocalypse! Let’s Celebrate by Inhaling Macarons and Champagne (Plus: How To Make Neon Glassware!)

Whoever’s noticed that this is NYE party inspiration, and that it’s Christmas Eve right now – you are right.  But srsly; nobody should still be trying to pull together a holiday party at this hour and from scratch.  Not to mention holding a Christmas party on Christmas Eve is like holding a wedding over Thanksgiving weekend.  You are not an animal.

Aright.  Let’s get serious.  Because I have some lovely + glitzy + tasty inspiration for your New Year’s Eve party celebration thing.  If you’re having one of those.  And if you are, and you live in Colorado, which is where we’ll be on New Year’s Eve – I love your shoes!  You look really nice today.   Oh so I hear you’re having a NYE party, is that right?  I just so happen to be in the area that night, we should talk… 

The Facts: today’s inspiration shoot was sent in by Andrea of Gray Harper Event Maker, and features photography by Jade & Matthew Take Pictures.  You may remember some of Andrea’s DIY contributions to the blog – because they were killer.  Ok, here are a few words about the shoot from Andrea:

This New Year’s Eve inspired inspiration shoot is perfect for a small party but also has some great wedding related details.  We were inspired by all things glitter and the cobalt blue and neon yellow that’s been popping around in fashion lately.  We love that all the colors together really worked but were also a little out of the ordinary.  We loved adding New Years streamers everywhere…bursting out of the drawers, hanging from the ceiling, and even in the boutonniere.  Our design wouldn’t have been complete without glitter everywhere, of course, we even covered the noise makers with some!  The dessert & cocktail buffet sits atop a vintage white dresser.  We had delicious macarons, fun rock candy sticks in every champagne glass, noise makers popping out of the flowers, and the signage designed by Samantha Huba really tied everything together.

For the neon glassware – neon was added to the shot glasses by dipping the glass bottoms in neon paint, and then letting it run down the sides, until dry.  

Jade McCully captured this shoot in such a soft beautiful way.  She knows how to get the perfect detail shots!

Hope you enjoyed the inspiration!  Happy New Years Y’all!

Thanks, Andrea!  Commence the awesome:

Gray Harper Event Maker is member of TKB’s Vendor Love.  You can explore more of Gray Harper Event Maker in our guide.

What’d you think of the shoot inspiration?  And just because I’m curious; what are your New Year’s Eve plans?

I’ll be blogging more this week, but if we don’t cross paths, I hope everyone enjoys their mistletoe and midnight kisses!  Cheers to making out with strangers, ya filthy animals!

xo ma peoples.  -Alison

Styling, Decor, & Florals: Gray Harper Event Maker / Photography: Jade & Matthew Take Pictures / Printed Materials: Samantha Huba / Macarons: Maison de Macarons

Label(s): The Bloggistas, {Holiday}, {Inspiration Shoot}

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  1. Elaine on December 25, 2012

    Love macaron sparklers! How deliciously festive!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas TKB :)

    <3 Elaine

    • Alison on December 25, 2012

      Thank you, Elaine :) A very merry Christmas to you and yours, too!

  2. Tamara Nicole on December 26, 2012

    Awww I love all of this inspiration!! Yay for glitter and gold fun:)

  3. Very cool inspiration shoot! No plans for NYE :( …but if we stay home, macarons and champagne it is! and luckily our neighbors always throw an awesome fireworks show. the last two NYEs, we’ve stayed home, sat outside with drinks and watched the neighbor’s fireworks. Hope you had an amazing Christmas and will have an awesome New Years! :)

  4. Roland on December 27, 2012

    I’d have to agree with Elaine, the macaroons with sparklers were a super idea!

    Andrea your team does excellent work! If that’s a new year’s inspired design, I can’t wait to see your wedding work!

    Health and prosperity for 2013 everyone!

    • Andrea on December 28, 2012

      Thanks so much for the kind words Roland! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. Rhiannon on January 2, 2013

    I think I am in love with those gold disco ball escort card holders. So cute, fun and festive. And I wanted to wish you Al, a happy happy new year. May 2013 bring you all of the love and happiness (and dare I say cocktails?) that you need and want :) I’m happy to have had the chance to meet you in 2012! xoxo

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  7. Jessica on January 17, 2013

    Too cute! Everything is better with garland and sparklers! LOVE LOVE LOVE the rock candy swirler!!

  8. Patrice Clayton on January 21, 2013

    Please tell me where I can find those gold disco ball place card holders! Thank you.

    • Nicola on August 6, 2013

      Did you find out where to get those amazing gold sequin disco balls? i need them too!!! Nicola x

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