5 Must-Makes for a Glitzy Pantone-Inspired NYE Bash
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5 Must-Makes for a Glitzy Pantone-Inspired NYE Bash

You know what our motto for 2016 is going to be? Shine bright, a little bit like a diamond and a lot like an opalescent party ;) Since their debut, not one, but two Pantone Colors of 2016 have got our hearts feeling simultaneously warm and calm, an ideal combo for the holidays.

Described as “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace,” Rose Quartz and Serenity have us and everyone else blushing. With New Year’s Eve coming up quick, what better way to ring in 2016 than with tones that bring tranquility and happiness?

We’re setting our intentions right with a festive Pantone-inspired New Year’s Eve dinner party. Rather than using the actual colors, we used a bunch of opalescent tissue paper and metallic details that shimmer with both Pantone colors simultaneously. I mean, how gorgeous is this scene?

Add in a metallic silver backdrop, gold accented glassware like these cocktail glasses and gold confetti tumblers from the Brit + Co shop, and you’ll find yourself catching a glint of rose quartz and serenity everywhere you look. With these colorful confetti popperss, Rose Quartz sugar-rimmed champagne glasses and DIY tassel silverware holders, you’ve got everything you need for a festive party! This would also be a great theme for a bridal shower, bachelorette party or birthday bonanza. Now, let’s get to it.

Five-Minute Opal Crowns

These crowns can be made in a jiffy. The great thing about working with this shiny tissue paper is that it has a static hold to it, making it easy to self-stick to surfaces. We found these paper crowns from a local party store, but you can make your own with card stock and some elastic string.

Materials:

— paper crowns

— scissors

— tape

— opal/shiny tissue paper

Instructions:

1. Any paper crown or party hat can work for this, but we picked up these paper crowns from a party goods store. Carefully unglue the crown so that it can lay flat.

2. Cut pieces of the shiny opal tissue paper — the size should be at least the height of the crown.

3. Lay these pieces over the crown (we found this added more shine and thickness.)

4. The static of the paper should hold it to the crown as you carefully flip it over.

5. Cut small slits from the bottom of the opal tissue paper to the base of the crown to make it easier to fold the tissue paper up the backside of the crown. Secure the tissue paper with tape.

6. Once the bottom is taped, then cut the outline of the top of the crown. The static of the opal tissue paper should withstand.

7. Tape the crown closed. Done!

Any paper crown or party hat can work for this, but we picked up these paper crowns from a party goods store.

Carefully unglue the crown so that it can lay flat. Then, cut pieces of the shiny opal tissue paper — the size should be at least the height of the crown. Lay these pieces over the crown (we found this added more shine and thickness.) The static of the paper should hold it to the crown as you carefully flip it over. Once you’ve flipped it, cut small slits from the bottom of the opal tissue paper to the base of the crown to make it easier to fold the tissue paper up the backside of the crown. Secure the tissue paper with tape. After the bottom is taped, cut the outline of the top of the crown. The static of the opal tissue paper should withstand. Tape the crown closed. Done!

This crown is definitely fit for a New Year’s party.

DIY Confetti Balloons

We have some beautiful confetti balloons in our shop, but we couldn’t resist making our own with Pantone colors. Feel free to think outside the box and add other goodies, but remember not to fill it too much, as they might weigh down the helium. If you’re short on helium, you can blow up the balloons with regular air and hang them upside down from the ceiling.

Materials:

— clear balloons

— water bottle with a wide mouth

— scissors

— pen

— shredded or crinkle paper

Instructions:

1. Prepare your confetti by snipping the shredded paper with scissors, mixing it up with colors and/or shapes. We used metallic silver, opal, and a lilac to bring out the hue of Pantone’s Serenity.

2. Find a plastic water bottle that has a bigger-sized mouth. A regular bottle will work, but a bigger bottle will be easier. Cut the bottle in half.

3. Blow up your clear balloon to give it some stretch, release the air and then wrap it over the mouth of the bottle, being careful not to rip the balloon.

4. While holding the bottle, mouth down and balloon attached, fill the water bottle with the confetti and use the back of a pen to stuff the confetti through the mouth.

5. Once the balloon is filled to the brim, carefully remove the balloon from the water bottle.

6. Fill with helium and tie with a ribbon!

We used a mix of crinkle paper, tinsel and shredded tissue paper.

Prepare your confetti by snipping the shredded paper with scissors, mixing it up with colors and/or shapes. We used metallic silver, opal and a lilac to bring out the hue of Pantone’s Serenity. Find a plastic water bottle that has a bigger-sized mouth. A regular bottle will work, but a bigger bottle will be easier. Cut the bottle in half. Then blow up your clear balloon to give it some stretch, release the air and wrap it over the mouth of the bottle, being careful not to rip the balloon. While holding the bottle, mouth down and balloon attached, fill the water bottle with the confetti and use the back of a pen to stuff the confetti through the mouth. Once the balloon is filled to the brim, carefully remove the balloon from the water bottle. Fill with helium and tie with a ribbon!

Metallic Fringe Backdrop

This super easy hack will mix up your photo booth backdrop or wall decor at any party! Simply trim decorative fringe into individual shapes and hang them on the wall in a pattern you love.

Materials:

— metallic fringe

— scissors

— tape

Instructions:

1. Tape your fringe to the wall and trim the bottom in varying angles. We went for triangles and asymmetrical lines.

2. Tape to wall as a backdrop. Simple as that!

See what we said about simple?

Hand-Lettered Opal Runner

To add depth and shine to our tabletop, we layered rose quartz-colored tissue paper on our tablecloth (use a little piece of double-sided tape to secure it in place.) Then layer a hand-lettered opal runner right on top. We wrote some words for bringing in the new year so guests could enjoy the inspiration while they dine.

Materials:

— opal paper roll

— pink tissue paper

— white acrylic paint pens

Instructions:

1. Feel free to lightly trace the letters with a pencil before you go in with a paint pen. Of course, if you’re feeling bold (like we were!), go straight for the pen.

2. Let dry and lay across the table — we lined it with colored tissue paper underneath so the opal shine popped.

3. To add a decorative finish, we cut the end into a flag shape as it draped off the table.

Onward and upward!

Disco Ball Terrarium

Finally, this is a very easy and elegant way to dress up your tabletop. All you need is a terrarium! Oh, and some disco balls ;)

Materials:

— terrarium container

— opal tinsel

— disco balls of differing sizes

— varying colors of shredded paper

Instructions:

1. We used these amazing faceted terrariums from West Elm. Take a damp paper towel and wipe the glass of any dust and dirt.

2. Fill with opal tinsel and shredded paper.

3. Place varying sized disco balls inside.

Prep your terrarium by taking a damp paper towel and wiping the glass of any dust and dirt. Fill with opal tinsel and shredded paper and place varying sized disco balls inside. So fun!

These five quick and easy tricks to bring in the New Year will have your friends ready for champagne and celebration! Shine on and scroll on to peep a few more snaps from this pretty party.

Show us your Pantone-inspired tabletops by tagging us on Instagram @britandco + using hashtag #iamcreative. Happy 2016!

DIY Production and Styling: Anita Yung

Modeling: Caitlin Silvas, Paige Sager, Roxy Taghavian

Photography: Chris Andre