New Year's Eve is just around the corner and so is my New Year's Eve party! I've already sent the invitations and prepared the food, so today is all about the decorations. Black and gold are the colors of my party and I want
everything to be over the top! To see how I'll transform my room from everyday to party day,

As Christmas was hardly a week ago, all of the decorations: tree (sadly, minus the presents), lights, reindeer, candles, and wreaths will still be intact for New Year's Eve. However, the red, green, and candy cane themed table setting totally must go. Instead, I'll take the leaves (extensions) out of the center of my table to create more space for guests to boogie down during the party.

Next, dimension will be added to the table by placing various sized boxes on top of it. It doesn't matter what kind of boxes you use as they will be covered by layers of sparkling gold and black velvet fabric. I love the coupling of glittering gold and rich dark velvet as it enhances the texture and illusion.

Guests can use small black appetizer plates and champagne glasses for the cava and pink elephants. The food will be laid out on large gold plates that reader Moni B found (and placed in the Yum Market, thanks Moni B!). After I put them on the boxes (which are now covered with pretty fabric), the plates will be at varying heights adding a touch of glamorous sophistication. Candles must be lit and I'll add some Christmas lights to the living room for extra mood lighting - this way I won't have to turn on any of my real lamps or chandeliers. Black and gold NYE confetti will be scattered on all of the tabletops and the railings along my stairway will be lined candy cane style with black and gold metallic ribbon.

Got some incredible black and gold decoration ideas that you are just dying to share? Send them to me or add your delish designs to the Yum Market. Stay tuned because tomorrow I'll discuss the final part of my New Year's Eve party plan (with a little help from BuzzSugar): music!