It’s New Year’s Eve and ABC News asked Good Housekeeping‘s style director Lori Bergamottoto break down all the latest trends in fashion, decor, food and drinks to help you ring in 2019 in style.
1. Velvet attire
You don’t have to get rid of the traditional sequins that adorn New Year’s clothes this year, but if you want to go for something a little different, dark velvet is the hottest new trend, according to Bergamotto. Wear velvet in shades of navy, emerald green or maroon if you want to stand out without sparkling.
2. Blush and rose gold decorations
A new decor trend for this year switches out the normal black-and-gold combination for a more modern, but still festive, blush and rose gold. Bring it to life with accents of tapered candles, fairy lights and flowers in your centerpieces, Bergamotto recommends.
3. Doughnuts on the snack table
“People are going nuts for doughnuts as colorfully edible party displays,” says Bergamotto, noting searches for doughnut decor are up nearly 800 percent on Pinterest. She recommends letting your creativity shine in how you display the doughnuts, since the actual food item is so readily accessible.
Learn here how to build your own DIY doughnut wall.
4. Champagne bar
The benefits of a bubbly bar include making it easier for the host, since guests can build their own drinks. It also doubles as a decoration and can serve as an ice breaker for guests. Customize your bubbly bar with toppings ranging from pomegranates to lemons, blueberries, orange juice, cherries, mint, shredded coconut or even cotton candy.
Take it to another level by pulling out the letter board you may have used for your child’s back-to-school photo and repurpose it to display the topping options.