Event Envy: Old Hollywood Bachelor/Bachelorette NYE Party

Indulge me.

I decided to feature my own event for this weeks edition of “Event Envy”, since I am absolutely dying to show you more pictures from the NYE bash. I will go into more specifics in subsequent posts but for now I thought I would just show you the cream of the crop.

If you missed some of my earlier posts this year on this you can see the invitations here, the DIY Cocktail Flair I made, and some of the party printables here. The best man and I partnered up to throw our besties a night they will never forget!

The Guests of Honor

The Decor

Our theme was “Old Hollywood” with a gold, silver, black and red color scheme.  This was the sign that was on the front door as people entered off of our “red carpet”:

The door was flanked by two 36″ black balloons with tinsel tassels.

Remember these?

I used some silver metallic fringe curtains from Party City to create a photo op area. Here is a tip: I layered 3 of them on top of each other to help thicken them up and make the stuff behind the curtain disappear.

One of my favorite touches was the blown up black and white photos of the Bride and Groom that I placed over some of the pre-existing artwork around the room.

The biggest labor of love was the candy bar but it was worth it. I took big cardboard letters of the bride and grooms initials and spray painted them silver and gold.

These are the fantastic cupcakes I picked up from Sweet and Saucy Bakery in Long Beach.

Here are a few more shots of the candy bar:

I used some glittered, swirly, stick things that I found at Michael’s on clearance to decorate both ends of the bar and add that pop of silver and gold.

And set out mason jars for “Renny’s Midnight Moonshine”, which was a combination of: Fresh Cranberry, Cloves, Cinnamon, Hibiscus Juice, Orange Zest, Wine, Pomegranate Liquor, Simple Syrup and Bourbon.


The venue had a big chalkboard on the main wall and I brought in an artist to personalize it for our event:

The Food

We served and array of food in 3 shifts:

Shift 1 @ 8:30pm

Goat Cheese, Grape, Pecan Balls; Filet Skewers with Strawberries and Balsamic reduction; Cheese Platter, Fresh Fruit, Smoked Salmon en Croute

Shift 2 10:30pm

Truffle Fries, Kobe Beef Sliders, Scallop Rissotto

Shift 3 @ 12:30pm

Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza!

(at this point in the night I was too tipsy to be a good blogger and take good pics, sorry!)

The best decoration of the night was the people by far, it was so neat to see everyone in their finest threads.

I’d say the party was a success, just look at the groom…he ended up wrapped in a curtain like this at the end of the night:


3 thoughts on “Event Envy: Old Hollywood Bachelor/Bachelorette NYE Party

    • Thanks Jenni for the compliments and for following along! Cheers – Amanda

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