Heavenly Bodies

A celestial tablescape, complete with metallic sun and silver moon masks, is set to ring in the New Year.


The round glass table is set for a cozy celebration of four – two couples for snacks, hors ‘oeuvres and dessert. And, champagne of course!

Located in the open area between my kitchen and family room, the New Years Eve table was well situated.

There’s a view of the outdoor decorations on the covered porch, log-burning fire, sparkling Christmas tree, and countdown on the TV. Not to mention easy access to food and beverages in the kitchen for the hostess!

Pull up a chair, and join me for some toasting and bubbly! 

Set the New Years Eve Table

Like the more formal dining room setting, New Years Eve Tablescape: Diamonds & Top Hat, I began with a length of metallic gold tulle.


Because it’s a smaller and  circular table, I bunched the tulle in the middle to puddle around the Celestial Tablescape centerpiece.


Boy, that length of fabric has really come in handy when setting tables or decorating for parties! I’ve used the gold and have another length of turquoise tulle for the gift and dessert tables of two My Favorite Things Parties. Both fabrics worked great with peacock and Breakfast at Tiffany’s themes (I promise to blog and post pictures of all three Fav Things Parties in the next couple of months).


The tulle is inexpensive and available in so many colors. It’s a great ‘go to’ for dressing tables, buffets, and lots of other things. And, much softer and pliable than deco mesh.

Sun & Moon Shine in Celestial Tablescape

The celestial tablescape also had a metallic gold and silver theme, derived from the large half moon and sun masks used as both party favors (instead of hats) and in the centerpiece.


Both masks are actually made of plastic. I discovered them at a party supply store when working on son #1’s prom, which had a time theme in the same color palate. I picked up a stack of extras at the store for future use (always thinking ahead!). The centerpiece was ‘built’ by using a number of items I already had too, including a small crystal clock.


To create the celestial centerpiece, I layered as follows:

  1. Gold metallic netting puddled on center of table & draped over ends
  2. Ornate, round silver platter
  3. Crystal cake stand
  4. Mirror (there are also small, star- shaped mirrors under silver candles at each place setting)
  5. Clear trifle bowl, filled with noise makers, party hats, curled ribbon, and sun & moon masks
  6. Additional curled ribbons in silver and gold draped & hung from the chandelier overhead

Time to Set the Table

Next, I set an intimate table for four to ring in the New Year.


Each celestial place setting was also built in layers: 


  1. Gold plate chargers(Home Goods)
  2. White plate with either Eiffel Tower or Big Ben design (Tin Can Alley, Lenox  available here)
  3. Clock, watch face plates (Marshall’s several years ago)
  4. Clear, covered cupcake stands (Pottery Barn, no longer available)
  5. Eiffel tower, Paris napkins (Home Goods) with penguin napkin rings (gift)
  6. Either half moon or sun mask favor
  7. Vintage Rose Point, Cambridge crystal
  8. Individual champagne bottles tucked into glasses as a second favor

For dessert, I purchased adorable cupcakes decorated with a clock face cookie. When I saw them at the bakery of our local grocery store, I realized it would be silly for me to try to make anything as cute for just four people. And, they were tasty too, especially when washed down with champagne!

Here’s a close-up of those little watch face plates that came in sets of four. I have them in two sizes.


And, here’s a better view of a celestial tablescape place setting with the sun mask.


The Clock is Ticking Towards Midnight

I hope you enjoyed this second tablescape of New Years past?


Looking forward to sharing many more tablescapes with you in 2018.



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