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The main holiday of this year will come very soon, and it’s time to think about how to decorate the New Year’s table in 2024. If the choice and preparation of dishes is a task of several days, then preparation for serving must be started in advance in order to have time to think through all the details of the future design and purchase the necessary accessories.
It is undesirable to limit yourself to ordinary dishes and plain paper napkins on the table: each element of the festive decor on the table should remind you of the solemnity of the holiday, its essence and symbolism.
New Year’s table decoration 2024 should be as bright, sparkling, expressive and cheerful as possible, so that the end of the outgoing year is associated with pleasant moments for both you and your guests.
The symbol of the new year 2024 is the Blue Water Tiger. It is no secret that most of the decor elements on the festive table should be chosen taking into account the specifics of the new symbol. This time you will hit the target when using any bright accessories : you can choose decor elements in white, gray, silver, steel shades. For stylish options for using these shades, see the photo of New Year’s table decorations.
Tip: it is believed that the representative and symbol of the New Year is not indifferent to shiny things, so the maximum of white, blue, shiny silver and metal items on your table will emphasize the solemnity of this holiday.
Another trend of the symbolism of the New Year 2024 is table decoration using natural materials. Create some natural accents on the table, use vegetation as accessories, lay natural tablecloths and napkins (for example, linen napkins and a tablecloth).
Spectacular coasters, napkin holders, silver cutlery, ribbons of similar shades will be an addition to this decor.
Tablecloth for the New Year’s table, you can choose white or blue. Other discreet shades will do. Napkins should not merge with the main textile coating, so choose shades, observing the contrast.
Since the main color of the new year is blue, an abundance of its shades will not be superfluous in the New Year’s serving. The most harmonious will be the combination of white elements with brown, gray and even golden details : it is undesirable to use a larger number of shades in the decor so as not to create a color overload.
When using a large number of rich and catchy accents, try to dilute the design with light and neutral color inserts.
Another element that is considered indispensable when setting the New Year’s table in 2024 is decorative accessories. The element of earth, as the personification of the symbols of the holiday, can be used in the form of small bouquets.
There are several ways to arrange candles on the New Year’s table:
- create the central composition of the New Year’s table with the help of a large transparent vase filled with water. Small candles located on the water surface will illuminate the entire table and symbolize natural energy, harmony and warmth;
- you can combine two symbols and place several candles of the original form on the table area. Elements in the form of New Year’s characters or winter-themed items will also become a spectacular decoration of the festive table;
- spectacular New Year’s table decor can be created by several long candles on beautiful candlesticks placed in the center of the surface;
- mini-candles may be present near each plate, but placed at a sufficient distance that does not interfere with safe eating;
- If you’re worried about fire safety or don’t know how to arrange your open fire accessories, get special electric candles for your holiday table. One of the main advantages of such accessories is the possibility of repeated use.
There should not be too many candles, but even in a limited number they will not be able to emphasize the desired atmosphere: choose the optimal number, focusing on the desired level of table lighting, its size and serving features.
When used correctly in the decor, candles will create a cozy and warm atmosphere. It is better to light them when the guests gather at the festive table.
Decorating the New Year’s table with your own hands will look no less impressive and organic. Try to create original candles with your own hands: this is done quickly and easily, so even children can be involved in the process.
The New Year’s table is a great opportunity to use candles of different sizes and shapes: often for festive serving on this day they use candles in the form of snowmen, snowflakes, Christmas trees, Santa Clauses, Christmas tree decorations. You can complement this decor on New Year’s Eve 2024 with candles in the shape of animals.
To make New Year’s candles with your own hands, you need to prepare the main material. Buy a few pieces of a standard form, remove the wick, and break the structures themselves into several parts. Put the fragments in a jar and melt in a water bath. During this process, you can work on creating forms.
Tip: non-standard forms are made in advance: for example, from plaster or other durable materials. If you were counting on simple forms of New Year’s candles, you can use improvised materials: paper wrapped in cones, orange peel, glasses.
Before pouring, place the wick inside the mold casting structure. It should protrude beyond the bottom of the future candle. To make it easier to secure the wick, you can use a toothpick. The form with the wick is placed in a small container and filled with melted wax.
On a note! How many candles should be on the New Year’s table in 2024? So that in the new year you will be accompanied by good luck and prosperity, 7 candles are lit on the festive table, the color is close to the color of the symbol of the year: in white, silver, blue tones.
After curing, the wick can be cut from the underside. With a toothpick, you can adjust its length. When the wax form is ready, start decorating.
What color should the candles be on the table for the 2024 meeting? Such shades are desirable: white, gray, blue, silver. It is permissible to use light tones of yellow, light brown.
Attention! Candles for the New Year 2024 may have a light shade, so the wax can be left in its original manifestation. If you plan to create them in red, orange or another suitable color, add dyes to the melted wax mass or think about what material to wrap the finished table decoration with.
You can decorate New Year’s candles with beads or beads : hold them in hot water and press them into the surface. You can stick to a certain ornament or ensure the randomness of the design of the finished form.
New Year’s inscriptions made of small beads will look spectacular on large and wide candles.
The wax surface on the outside can be decorated with sparkles (fixed with a transparent varnish), bright ribbons (wrapped around the perimeter), rain, an unusual wax cutout.
Another interesting way to decorate candles is the decoupage technique: choose a napkin with a pattern or print a finished picture, process the candles with acrylic paint and start gluing.
Standard-shaped candles with neutral colors can also be turned into an interesting accessory on the festive table. New Year’s candlesticks will help with this. Get ready-made options in bright colors and interesting shapes, or create your own from orange peels, nuts, plastic, cardboard, glass cups, and even ice.
Who said that decorations from elements of nature cannot be present on the New Year’s table? Small sprigs of real spruce will not only be a luxurious addition to table decor, but will also create a pleasant aroma that evokes associations with a winter holiday. In addition, pine elements on the table will represent longevity.
If your table is large, use small artificial Christmas trees as accessories, which can also be decorated with toys and rain.
On the New Year’s table, both integral compositions of fruits and twigs, as well as individual such elements, look spectacular. New Year’s compositions on the table can be small and large, have a round, square and other shape, include details such as tangerines, fir cones, coniferous branches, dried berries, Christmas balls, rain, ribbons and decorative snow. Large compositions are best placed in the center of the room.
To create a stable shape, use wire and a stapler. You can also decorate the design of such compositions (ekiban) with nuts, small bows or bells, sweets, cookies, toys, flowers and candles.
Since the symbol of the New Year is the Tiger, small compositions in the form of twigs decorated with artificial snow, Christmas tree branches will not be superfluous on the festive table. Show your imagination and do not forget that there are never too many decorations: the main thing is to adhere to harmony in shapes and shades.
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How to decorate the New Year’s table 2024, in addition to ready-made Christmas tree compositions and fruits?
We offer you some interesting options for decorating the table on New Year’s Eve:
- lay out tinsel and Christmas decorations around the entire perimeter. Better if they are strong and unbreakable. To observe a single serving style, you can pick up toys with the same color or arrange each of them in a similar way;
- use bright napkins for the New Year’s table. They can be plain, contain thematic drawings or patterns, or emphasize strict classics due to smooth lines. Napkins can be lace or folded into certain compositions, and standard forms are best styled with rain or ribbons;
- themed figurines on such a table will look as original as candlesticks. But observe the integrity of the style of the festive table: the plots of the figurines should not contradict the New Year theme;
- with the help of rain, you can decorate the edges of the tablecloth or serving dishes. Tinsel, ribbons and garlands will also complement the New Year’s design;
- places for guests can be decorated with cards with names or small presents for the New Year;
- An element of the festive dinner and an addition to the design will be homemade cookies created in the form of New Year’s figurines.
Do not forget that individual serving elements can disrupt the harmony of the created design. Make sure that even the dishes on your table emphasize the triumph and mystery of this holiday.
New Year’s dishes in 2024 should not be simple and monotonous: an abundance of sparkles, bright accents, sparkling materials, and unusual design elements are welcome. But first of all, consider the colors of the dishes: it can be not only white, but also blue or gray, since these shades are directly related to the symbol of 2024.
You can be creative and pick up dishes of unusual shapes. For example, in a festive serving on this day, you can use plates in the form of huge leaves, with drawings on the theme of fruits or the jungle, plots on winter and New Year themes. Tropical fruits will be welcomed on the festive table.
Attention! When choosing dishes, you can combine several shades at once: for example, glasses can have a different color or form bright contrasts against the background of dishes or tablecloths. But try not to overdo it with bright colors: moderation in such a design is no less important.
Dishes can be not only colored, but also transparent. Silver-colored cutlery is suitable for elements of dishes of any type. Wine glasses and glasses can be decorated with sparkles or rhinestones, but ordinary glass will also shimmer in the muffled light of candles.
New Year’s glasses can be decorated using the decoupage technique.
Choose a plot on a New Year’s theme, degrease the glass surface, cover the glasses with acrylic paint and glue the image.
To complete this decor, you can use sparkles, beads, paints, silver lacquer. Transparent plates are made in the same way, but on the reverse side.
Another option for decorating glasses is the use of bright ribbons. With the help of ribbons, you can decorate the stem of the glass or the entire wide part, create spectacular bows, roses or snowflakes to decorate the glass surface. Champagne bottles are made in the same way.
Author’s patterns or inscriptions on glasses can be made using paint on glass or ordinary varnish. To create a relief glass structure, you can use artificial snow or grains painted in the desired shade.
The rain decorating the legs of the glasses will complement the elegant composition.
These and many other ways to decorate the New Year’s table will help you create a miraculous atmosphere on a festive night. Let every detail in home decor remind you of the mystery of this holiday, and a fabulous dinner will be the first pleasant memory of 2024.