It’s not New Year’s without a bottle, or five, of Champagne. But when you’ve celebrated the same way every year, why not try something new and exciting? We’ve found some seriously genius ways to serve your bubbly this New Year’s Eve, so you can ring in 2017 the best way possible.
BUILD A CUP TOWER
This is the most classic and impressive trick in the New Year’s Eve book. You should use the old fashioned cups for this to work, making your get together that much fancier.
2. BREAK OUT THE MINI BOTTLES
Pair these adorably mini bottles with decorative straws and everyone will be impressed by your party presentation. This will also help with portion control so things won’t get so sloppy later.
3. MAKE JELL-O SHOTS
Get creative with your jell-o shots for every holiday! These gold-leaf jell-o shots created by Sugar & Cloth are a prime example of getting clever. Once people at your party get their hands on these, they’ll be talking about them all night and into tomorrow.
4. SERVE COUNTDOWN FLUTES
The last 10 seconds to midnight are the most exciting. Make those moments even more entertaining by adding numbers to everyone’s glasses and ask them to either lift or drink when they’re number is chanted.
5. FREEZE SOME POPSICLES
Turn a cheap bottle of bubbly into a delicious and impressive treat for your party. Just add sugar, water and a bit of gelatin and voila, a fancy treat for all.
6. BUY BOOZE CANDY
You can find spiked truffles, Champangne flavored jelly beans, and gummy “bubbles” for your guests to enjoy between sips.
7. BLING OUT THE BOTTLES
You’ve just found a super easy and cheap way to create some party decor! And this also doubles as great photo props for those social media devoted friends of yours.
8. BUILD A DIY BAR
Put out fresh fruits (strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranates are particularly well suited for champagne), juices or flavored seltzers, and a mix of Champagne, prosecco, rosé, moscato, and more. This provides fun mix and match options for your guests to sip on throughout the night.
9. POUR IT OVER ROCK CANDY
The wintertime equivalent to summer’s popsicle fad is sparkly rock candy. Top off everyone’s glass with one of these sweet treats to give it an extra oomph.
10. PASS OUT FORTUNE COOKIES
Hang a cookie on the rim of each flute so your guests can read their fortunes for the upcoming year and it serves as a yummy edible garnish too.
11. RIM GLASSES WITH PRETTY SUGAR
Wet the edge of each glass with water or a lemon wedge, then dunk them in decorative sugar you have left over from decorating your Christmas sugar cookies. A fun element to plain old cups!
12. ADD FROZEN BERRIES
Instead of ice cubes, use frozen berries to keep your cup cold. Keep a bowl of loose cranberries (or any other type of berry you prefer) or put an assortment on a skewer and tell guests to help themselves to the stash in your freezer.
13. CRACK SOME CANS
A low-key get together calls for simplicity. If you’re splitting Chinese with your girlfriends and watching New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, then you need these convenient cans that are still very cute.