1 Place lights up high.
String white lights across your ceiling like you would streamers. Leave enough slack so that in the lowest places, the wire hangs about 2 feet above people's heads (or higher if you are concerned about people jumping up and down and/or waving their arms in the air at midnight).

2 Place favors and noisemakers down low.
Tie party favors, hats and noisemakers to pieces of ribbon, and tie them to the wire so that they dangle down. Make some low enough for people to reach, and others high enough to stay put as decorations.

3 Get creative with serving dishes.
Use black plastic top hats as serving dishes and fill them with chips, pretzels and other snack food. Fill large margarita glasses with mixed nuts and M and M’s.

4 Go for glitter.
Put black cloths on your tables and then spill silver confetti around serving dishes. Tie the cloths to table legs with silver ribbon. Accent with metallic silver and gold plates, cups, napkins and silverware.

5 Add balloons.
Blow up a few dozen silver and black balloons. Pile them up in corners and let them drift around as people move about your home.

Instead of stringing lights, fill large balloons with helium and attach party favors to them.

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