Vintage Sparkle: New Year's Eve Inspo

New Year’s Eve always feels like a magical time to me. I love reflecting on the year that's been and getting excited about what's to come.

The perfect excuse to get dressed up one last time before chilly January, I gather my favourite people, create a beautiful table setting and put on a blowout party. For me, New Year's wouldn't be complete without some stylish sparkle and this table has it in abundance; think Studio 54 meets decadent vintage glamour!

I paired disco balls and strings of pearls with a selection of some of our most sophisticated crockery. Cute silver snack bowls and a variety of our vintage glassware adds to the mix and match look. I pulled it all together with some elegant tapered candles in shiny silver holders and created an easy vintage-style cake as a stunning centrepiece.

It's SO easy to recreate for your New Year's Eve, let me show you how...

New Year's Eve party table from The Social Kitchen with disco balls, vintage pearls, silver vintage candlestick holders and elegant, nostalgic crockery and glassware.



Believe it or not this eye-catching vintage cake will take less than 30 minutes to recreate! All you need is two pre-bought spongecakes (one large, one small), 2 tubs of icing (I love Betty Crocker's Velvety Vanilla), some fresh cherries, and some edible silver balls.

Using your favourite plate or cake stand, stack the smaller cake on the bigger one so they are ready to ice. Take a palette knife or spatula and cover both of the cakes with a layer of icing, leaving plenty to one side for decor. Put the remaining icing in a piping bag and gently pipe little vintage-style swirls or roses around the edges of the bottom of each cake.

Next, pipe separate roses or swirls that will be big enough to each hold a cherry - you will need about 12 on top of the bigger cake, and about 5 or 6 on top of the smaller one. Place a fresh cherry in each new swirl, pressing it down gently so it stays in place. Finish up by decorating each layer with a few edible silver balls, and you're done!

Easy vintage-style cake on a beautiful table decorated with disco balls and vintage candles with ivory ribbons


Starting with a simple white tablecloth as a base, I grabbed some ivory silk chiffon fabric and arranged this loosely down the centre of the table. The fabric is great for holding decorations in place but also helps create the effortless, elegant look I was going for. 

Next, add a little sparkle! I love a disco ball (who doesn't?) and have several sizes but you could add anything you want here, even leftover Christmas tinsel or stars. For a touch of luxury I also placed some long tapered white candles in silver candlestick holders and arranged these along the middle of the table. Little tealights look beautiful too, just be sure to keep them well away from the fabric!

For each place setting, layer your crockery by mixing textures and materials in black, white and silver, and pair with classic vintage wine and champagne glasses (scroll down for the full product list).

Vintage inspired New Year's Eve tablesetting with disco glamour, vintage glassware, elegant white candles and ivory ribbons from The Social Kitchen


It's New Year's Eve so when it comes to those last little details, why not go all out? Start by tying some gorgeous ivory, black satin or white vintage lace ribbons to your candle holders, cutlery and glasses.

Continue to decorate the table by adding a few more mini disco balls, and several little silver snack bowls with some cherries and cream or piped icing for your guests to nibble on. And for that final nod to vintage glamour, lay a few strings of fun pearls around the table too.

Now all that's left to do before your guests arrive is to pop on that playlist, get into your favourite party dress, and pour yourself a well-deserved glass of champagne!

New Year's Eve table from The Social Kitchen with vintage silver shell bowl, disco balls, vintage pearls and champagne glass tied with black ribbon



Silver Georgian Charger (base layer)

Silver Georgian Charger

Oyster Dinner Plate with detailed edging

Black Halo Glass Bread Plate

Black Halo Glass Bread Plate


Vintage Silver Cutlery Collection

I hope you have so much fun counting down to midnight as you recreate this beautiful table.

Wishing you an incredible New Year from all of us here at The Social Kitchen!

Love Dani from The Social Kitchen