A Charcuterie Board Party to Ring in the New Year

Can you believe 2024 is right around the corner? Let’s create a charcuterie board party to ring in the New Year!

I love creating themed parties and tablescapes! It’s one of my favorite things to design.

This New Year’s table was inspired by a clock themed charcuterie board I created a couple of years ago.

white clock plates stack of white napkins with black striped ribbon tied and forks in clear glass tray sitting on black check tablecloth on table

It’s tablescape day for my dinner club and this month were are celebrating the holidays with a charcuterie board get together.

The holidays are a perfect time to gather with friends. And a charcuterie board party is a perfect way to serve a large crowd.

You can keep it simple and create an easy charcuterie board with a mixture of savory finger foods and sweet treats.

Or, take it next level with some themed boards.

If this is your first time joining one of our virtual dinner club parties, welcome!

Every month, 5 of my blogger friends, Jen, Stacy, Anne, AnnMarie, Rachel and I share a themed tablescape and a menu to go with our theme.

We also invite a guest blogger to join us and this month I want to welcome Kim from Shiplap and Shells.

If you aren’t familiar with my dinner club and have missed past tablescapes and menus, be sure and join the VH family so you don’t miss a thing!

clock themed snack board

My clock inspired snack board was the focal point of the food for this table.

Then I added some fun desserts to ago along with the charcuterie board.

I posted all of the details for the clock themed snack board recently so you can see all of the details for creating your own.

charcuterie board made to look like half of a clock face with cheese crackers olives blueberries and mini cheeseballs

New Year’s decor ideas – for a charcuterie board party to ring in the New Year

I’ve been collecting vintage clocks and clock faces for several years.

I love to decorate with them for the New Year.

I use them on my dining table and over the top of my kitchen hutch.

A little bit of my collection came from antique stores.

But the rest have been picked up at thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales. So, I never pay much for them.

vintage white Christmas tree with clock faces and black and white striped ribbon for New Year's decor

My favorite way to decorate with the clock faces is on my Christmas tree after the Christmas decorations come down.

I have a white vintage tree which is actually a cream color now because it’s so old.

My color theme is black and off-white because so many of the clocks have those colors. I also love black and white striped ribbon!

So, I use the ribbon as a garland through my tree along with the clock faces.

It works perfectly with my cream colored tree!

vintage clock faces and black and white striped ribbon on white vintage Christmas tree

inspiration for table decor for my New Year’s party

Since I already have a clock collection, and I had already created a clock themed snack board, that was part of my inspiration for my charcuterie board party to ring in the New Year. 

However, I wanted to add a little sparkle to the tablescape, so disco balls seemed like the perfect addition.

I have been collecting those for the past couple of years, as well.

I’m a lover of all thing vintage and have lots of vintage pieces.

I mixed the clocks and disco balls with some of those antique things to give an unexpected element to this table scape.

color inspiration for a New Year’s table

overhead view of black and white theme table set for New Year's charcuterie board party vintage clocks disco balls for decor

Black, white and silver seemed to be the perfect color combination for this table.

Most of the clocks are black and white and the vintage pieces are white.

The disco balls with some tinsel thrown in took care of the silver elements.

Lastly, I used a few pieces of my MacKenzie-Childs collection.

I’ve been collecting the black and white Courtly Check pattern for years and this was the perfect table to incorporate some of those pieces.

serving pieces and table decor to ring in the New Year

I started with a black and white check tablecloth that was thrifted years ago.

Next, I placed a large white vintage urn at the back of the table for some height.

Then filled the urn with disco balls varying in size.

Different heights of antique column pieces that I use at candlesticks or risers for decor occasionally, held some of my clocks perfectly.

I placed some of my larger serving pieces next.

vintage silver urn on antique porch column pedestal for wine bucket with disco balls around it

A large antique column base was the perfect stand for a silver urn used as an ice bucket for champagne/prosecco.

Because you have to have champagne at a New Year’s Eve party, right?

Then, I placed the black and white check MacKenzie-Childs pieces.

A cake stand, large round platter and an ice bucket for wine were the large pieces I used.

The container I am referring to as an “ice bucket” is actually sold as a waste basket. However, it’s the perfect size to hold a bottle of wine.

Finally, a few white platters that will be filled with food for the party were placed in between the decor and wine buckets.

tableware for a black and white theme party

Since this is a charcuterie board party, there wasn’t a need for individual place settings.

I set the table as a buffet table and used small plates since this is more of an appetizer party.

Clock patterned salad plates that I bought several years ago at IKEA were placed in a stack.

Additional salad plates in a black and white pattern were stacked on the MacKenzie-Childs cake stand.

I put a large glass cloche over the stack of plates just to add some interest.

My favorite white vintage cloth napkins were tied with black and white striped ribbon and casually piled near the plate stacks.

I used one of my clear rectangle vintage dishes to hold the forks. I lined the dish with silver tinsel and placed the forks on top.

I’ve used these vintage trays many times on my tables. I love to line them with moss and place the silverware on top, at each place setting.

Thrift stores is a great place to pick these up very inexpensively.

champagne flutes on black and white check platter champagne in black and white check wine bucket for New Year's Eve party

Lastly, champagne flutes filled a large round black and white check platter.

A garland of silver tinsel was wound through the glasses on the platter to add some sparkle.

finishing touches to my New Year’s Eve party table

A few disco balls were sprinkled around the table in some of the empty spaces.

And silver glitter letters I bought at Walmart in the holiday section years ago were used to spell out HAPPY NEW YEAR along the edge of the table.

They typically stock those letters every year in the Christmas section with the ornaments.

Last, I added a few silver candlesticks around the table. I wrapped a piece of silver tinsel around the base of the candle for a little sparkle.

overhead view of black and white theme table set for New Year's charcuterie board party vintage clocks disco balls for decor

Every dinner party table needs a little candlelight for ambiance, don’t you think?

Another fun idea to add to this New Year’s Eve party table is this decorative ice bucket I made a few years ago.

decorative ice bucket with gold/silver tinsel and gold glitter numbers 2022 frozen inside the ice and bottle of prosecco inside the ice bucket

foods for my charcuterie board party

charcuterie board made to look like half of a clock face with cheese crackers olives blueberries and mini cheeseballs

I used the clock themed board as the focal point of the food for the table.

The clock charcuterie/snack board was created on a wooden board and placed in the front center of the table.

The white platters I had placed around the table held white cupcakes, mini cheesecake desserts, and mini cheese balls.

These cheese balls are such and easy appetizer and are always a crowd favorite!

To create some height with the food, I used a few mini cupcake stands on top of one of the platters to elevate some of the cupcakes.

The cupcakes were topped off with edible silver glitter sugar and a white/silver pom pom pick in the center.

The mini cheesecake desserts were served in tiny vintage juice glasses and topped with a silver star pick.

Mini cheese balls were placed on a white platter with a black or white sparkly pom pom pick in each one. The picks add a bit of festive fun and also make them easy for guests to pick up.

Also, for my appetizer/dessert New Year’s Eve gathering, I created a clock face out of sugar cookie dough and a sweet cream cheese spread. Then, I made numbers out of chocolate chips and a center dial with an oreo cookie and gray/white striped candy canes for clock hands.

3 mini pies tied with black ribbon on charcuterie board party table

Tiny pies I purchased at a local grocery store were wrapped with black satin ribbon and tied in a bow for a festive holiday touch.

I actually discovered these small pies a couple of months ago when my dinner club created a Thanksgiving pie buffet table.

brown transferware cake plate with 4 mini pecan pies

Since then, I saw My Sweet Savannah post this idea for tying them up with a ribbon. I thought it was such a cute idea for these mini pies.

other food options for a charcuterie board party

Some other options of foods to incorporate on some of your snack or charcuterie boards:

fresh fruit
dried fruits
veggies – cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, mini carrots, celery sticks, bell pepper slices, etc.
delicious cheeses (a variety of soft cheese such as goat cheese, blue cheese or brie mixed in with some hard cheeses)
add a small bowl of fruit spread like pepper jelly or fig jam to serve with the brie cheese
a variety of meats such as proscuitto, pepperoni, or salami. (you could create salami roses for a fun presentation)
nuts – cashews, pecans, almonds, and pistachios are great options

Also, fresh herbs and seasonal fruit make a beautiful garnish to any board.  Consider adding a sprig of fresh rosemary, sage, thyme or mint to your boards.  Pomegranate seeds, figs and cranberries are other unusual options that add a little extra detail. 

The best part about this party theme is sky is the limit with food options.

You could create a table with themed boards like a kid-friendly charcuterie board, a savory snacks only, a board with just a variety of cheeses, or a dessert board, etc.

I’ve even seen a breakfast board, a hamburger board and a hot chocolate board.

overhead view of black and white theme table set for New Year's charcuterie board party vintage clocks disco balls for decor

I opted for a mixture of both, but be sure and pop over and see what my dinner club friends came up with by clicking the link below the photo at the bottom of the post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created a charcuterie board party to ring in the New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

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A Charcuterie Board Party to Ring in the New Year

white clock plates stack of white napkins with black striped ribbon tied and forks in clear glass tray sitting on black check tablecloth on table

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    1. Thank you Rachel! This was a fun one to put together.

  1. Stacy Ling says:

    Everything looks so delicious! Love the theme!

    1. Thanks so much Stacy! Such a fun theme this month.

    1. Absolutely!! Come on over! This was such a fun theme!

  2. This looks like so much fun Michele! I hope you don’t mind if I crash your New Year’s Eve party. You have so many amazing details here. So happy to be joining you this month. Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you Kim, and I don’t mind, at all, if you crash the party!! So glad you joined us for dinner club this month.

  3. Michele, I am in LOVE with your table. So beautiful and always so creative. I love the clock theme. It’s perfect for a NYE party.

    1. Thank you Jen! This was such a fun theme, and I really enjoyed putting this table setting together.

  4. Janice Switzer says:

    All I can say is Wow – What a fabulous setting and as always so thought out and right down to every detail. Thank you. I don’t know how you can think up so many table settings and so different. I am inspired. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed everyone’s blogs on this post – such a creative bunch.

    1. Thank you so much and I am so glad you found inspiration here! Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. I love every single detail! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Happy holidays, my friend.

    1. Oh, that is so sweet for you to say Renae! I really appreciate your kind words. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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