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What to wear and how to decorate for a sparkly New Year’s Eve 2020

This past year was not as bright as we all had imagined, but there is a glimmer of hope for 2021: This New Years Eve it’s the night to embrace all that glitters — literally.

Shine as bright as the NYE ball as it drops on the end of 2020 and welcomes in the next year, with these picks for what to wear, how to decorate and even how to eat and drink in disco ball glitz and glam.

Below are 21 picks for a shimmery start to 2021, perfect for any Zoom party or DIY New Year’s Eve bash-from-home.

Shine on.

A woman in a black and silver sparkly blazer
Free People

Pop your collar and pop some champagne in this jacket from Free People.

The blazer is decked out in allover silver sequins, perfect for the occasion. It comes with a zipper closure to be worn open over a sparkly tank or closed over some bedazzled jeans. It is also fully lined, should you need to pop out for a refill or to grab your take out order.

A woman in silver sparkly pants
Anthropologie

Welcome in 2021 with some flair for flares.

These flared pants are super sparkly, adorned with silver sequins from top to bottom. It pairs perfectly with a simple cami or perhaps a bedazzled blazer.

A woman in a silver sparkle dress
Nordstrom

Trade in those sweatpants for this glitzy sequined dress, even if you are just staying inside.

The mock neck long sleeve dress comes in a light silver color and hits just above the knee for some classy sparkle. It can be found on the Nordstrom website, now 50% off for a limited time.

A man in a navy blue sparkle blazer
Saks Fifth Avenue

Don your finest blazer. 2021 is the year for you to shine.

This luxurious blazer from Saks Fifth Avenue is covered in an allover glitter finish, overtop a tailored coat with button cuffs and waist flap pockets. The coat is fully lined, should you need to show off at your outdoor gathering.

A black and silver sparkly striped bowtie
Jos. A. Bank

New Year’s Eve is the ultimate time to wear a bow tie, and this one is perfect for the occasion.

The black and silver stripped tie from Jos. A. Bank is now on sale for more than half off, just $9.99 down from $59.50. The bow tie is pre-tied, fully adjustable and made of 100% silk for a luxurious feel.

Men's sparkle loafers
ASOS

Dorothy, I don’t think we’re in 2020 anymore.

These sparkling loafers are an amazing statement piece, to be worn with a suit or sweatpants — whatever way you want to ring in the new year. From ASOS, the slip ons feature a penny front and chain detailing for even more shine.

A silver sparkle heel with open toe
DSW

Heels make any day feel special — and what’s more special than the end of an old year and the start to a new one?

These heels from Betsey Johnson come in a sparkling silver and gold, as well as navy blue, red, black and fuchsia, should you want to add a pop of color to the rhinestone shoe.

A sparkle face mask with filters
Amazon

Stay safe in style this New Year’s Eve with a mask to match the Times Square ball.

This mask, sold on Amazon, is fully sequined for the holiday, and comes with four filters to help provide some pandemic prevention. Stay six-feet apart and show off your glitz, as this mask will shine bright and far through the night.

Minnie Mouse 2021 earrings
Baublebar

Celebrate with Minnie Mouse, as you both welcome 2021 with a bow and a kiss.

From BaubleBar’s recent collaboration with Disney, check out these earrings with Minnie’s signature bow. The earrings are made of glass stones and gold plated zinc with surgical steel posts, and come in a limited edition black box.

A bottle of sparkles from Fenty Beauty
Fenty Beauty

Don’t drop this disco ball!

From Fenty Beauty, the liquid diamond bomb glitter shines bright like a diamond. Apply to your face, neck and body for an all-over shimmer, or take a lighter approach and use as a highlighter on cheeks.

“A limited-edition portable, roll-on liquid highlighter loaded with superfine 3D glitter to deck out your face and body with pure show-stopping diamond sparkle. Liquid Diamond Bomb’s unique water-like formula glides on smooth and dries in a flash, leaving nothing but an all-glitz-no-grit veil of 3D glitter that pops on every skin tone,” reads the product description.

A set of holographic phone cases and AirPod cases
LuMee

Document every moment of 2021 with metallic cases and accessories from LuMee and Paris Hilton’s collaboration of the year.

Check out the offerings from LuMee, including holographic phone cases to fit most makes and models, as well as AirPod cases for the original model and the new Pros. And carry them all out on the town in a metallic crossbody bag. The collection starts at just $30 and the phone cases cost $70 for the newest models.

White roses with gold glitter edges
Flower Explosion

Every occasion calls for flowers, but this one also calls for some glitter.

Check out these incredible roses, rimmed with golden glitter. The dozen roses can be decorated with glitter in gold, silver, red, purple and green, all of which look amazing with the crisp white roses. They are sold in a bouquet of one dozen all the way up to 500 stems, sold on Flower Explosion’s website.

Black curtains with gold glitter
Society6

If you didn’t take photos, is it really New Year’s Eve?

These sparkle curtains are a great backdrop for any NYE photoshoot, and a great piece of decor to continue the celebration into 2021. From the artists at Society6, the black and gold curtains come in two sizes to fit any window or doorway and are now on sale for 20% off for a limited time only.

Confetti poppers
Paper Source

Throw some confetti, it’s time to celebrate!

This pack of six confetti poppers from Paper Source adds some excitement to your countdown, as you can pop them open the moment the countdown to 2021 hits zero.

“Hooray! Let loose and send celebratory sequins flying with this set of 6 confetti poppers. Each popper is filled with gold and black sparkles to add some zest to your party,” reads the product page.

2021 number balloons in silver
Oriental Trading Company

The star of any photo, these larger-than-life balloons are a great addition to your 2021 decor.

Sold as a set, the four mylar balloons measure 26 inches by 34 inches, and can be blown up with regular air or helium, should you want them to float up as you count down to midnight.

String lights in silver
Amazon

Get your very own set of sparkling globes with these string lights, sold as a pack of 10 on Amazon. The light string is battery operated and comes on one continues strand for easy set-up and take-down. They also come with a timer setting, lighting up for six hours and then turning off for 18 hours automatically.

A gold rimmed champagne flute
Bed Bath and Beyond

Cheers in style with these gold-rimmed champagne flutes from Bed Bath & Beyond.

The set of four flutes from Olivia & Oliver can hold 8.5 ounces of your favorite bubbly and are made of crystal. They are dishwasher friendly for an easy cleanup and add a perfect pop of gold to any table setting.

Two cans of sparkling wine in a gold glitter can
Bev

Try some wine that truly sparkles this year.

Perfectly packaged in individual cans, Bev Glitz limited edition sparkling white wine is a handy treat for this year’s party. The cans come in a pack of either eight or 24, and contain zero grams of sugar for all-night sipping.

“Zero sugar and all the glam, let’s make this holiday season EXTRA AF,” reads the product description.

Edible glitter packets
Uncommon Goods

Have your glitter and eat it too!

These glitter packets from Uncommon Goods take any food or drink and make them sparkle, with edible glitter dust. Packaged in individual sachets, the pack includes six raspberry rose gold, six blood orange gold and six flavorless gold glitter packets to mix with whatever cocktails and tasty bites you choose.

A bottle of champagne and candy
Reserve Bar

As per tradition, pop some bubbly with some added sweet treats, in a holiday package from Reserve Bar.

The main attraction is the 750 milliliter bottle of G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon champagne, with the iconic red sash on the bottle. Then add in some champagne-flavored gummy candies from Sugarfina, and call it a party. The three-pack of candies includes the champagne bears, champagne bubbles and the bubbly bears, infused with champagne and tasty flavors.

An array of sparkle dipped strawberries
1-800 Flowers

Treat yourself or a loved one to a sparkly strawberry; a perfect bite before your New Year’s Eve kiss.

This package of sugar-covered berries from 1-800-Flowers is a great addition to both your centerpiece and the menu, as they look almost as great as they taste. Sold in both a pack of 6 or 12, the berries are first dipped in colored chocolate and then again in pearlized sugar crystals for a sparkling effect.