4 Easy Table Decorations for a Best NEW YEAR’S EVE Celebration
Let’s face it, we are all excited to put 2020 behind us and look forward to the hope that 2021 will bring. We, at Julia Knight are no exception. To help you celebrate in style, we would love to show you our favorite entertainment pieces with our favorite celebratory ideas to end the year with style and grace. Whether you’re celebrating with an intimate party of two, or bringing in the New Years with your closest circle, we have just what you need to create a special occasion.
1. Cocktails & Charcuterie
The hottest, tastiest trend to hit the scene is the stylish and sophisticated charcuterie platter. What’s the difference between a charcuterie board and a meat and cheese tray? This fantastic fare of a charcuterie is comprised of cured meats, such as salami and dried sausages, a mix of soft and hard cheeses, nuts, crackers and baguettes, nuts, marmalades and sauces. A second layering can include pickled or bite sized vegetables and a mix of beautiful berries. And one of the most significant differences has to do with the inherently aesthetically pleasing nature of the arrangement of the carefully curated selections. Start building these stunning arrangements on beautiful trays, such as the Sierra 20” Rectangular Tray, the Eclipse 21” Rectangular Tray with Handles, or the Classic 25” Rectangular Tray with Handles. Each creation is like a perfectly painted piece of art…each item placed with thought and purpose. To enhance this foodie experience, pair the meats and cheese with your favorite crafted beer, wine or specialty cocktail. Definitely a divine experience.
2. Seafood Boil
Create the ultimate seafood extravaganza with a savory seafood boil. The beauty of this dish is that it can be filled with crab, shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels and lobster tails. There really is no limit to the amount of seafood you can add to this New Orleans mainstay. Mix potatoes, corn and spicy andouille sausage with a homemade Cajun seasoning and you have a hearty, flavorful meal that everyone will be sure to love. Serve this delicious meal in the Tahitian Clam 25” Bowl or the Coral 15” Bowl with the Sea Horse Salad Serving Set. Add a side of chilled shrimp as a starter in the Conch Shell 13.5” Bowl and the Sea Turtle 10” Bowl for the tails. The perfect side of spicy cornbread looks amazing served in the Scallop Starfish 15” Deep Bowl with a honey butter and the Sea Horse Spreader for application. The perfect way to celebrate the new in New Years eve!
3. Timeless Table
For those that crave the classic flavourings of timeless tastes, a luscious roast with a rich au jus and all the favorite sides is still an grand selection. Serve up this hearty main course on Classic 16” Octagonal Tray and serve the au jus in the Classic 8” Oval Bowl. Present robust sides in the Peony 15” Round Bowl or the Peony 16” Oval Bowl, such as cheesy potatoes, baked Brussel sprouts and bacon, light and flaky hot rolls from the oven, and top off with the perfect chocolate torte, and you’ll have a meal fit for a family celebration!
4. Tapas and Tidbits
Compose a delectable selection of snacks, small plates or canapés, also known as tapas, for a unique meal experience that’s bound to delight and engage your taste buds. From specialty tuna on home crafted bread, cocktail onions or skewered olives, spicy chorizo sausage with herbed couscous, or slow cooked beef check served over a sweet potato puree. The dishes are small, often bite-size servings of highly flavourful mini meals, and meant to provide a plethora of tastes to please your appetite. Create a beautiful serving with the Peony 6” Petite Plates, the Eclipse 6” Stackable Square Tray, or showcase these mini morsels in any of the 4” Bowls from the Cascade, Eclipse, Classic or Peony Collection. Tapas are a sure-fire way to start the new year with a delectable experience!