Next time you are debating a themed party, consider selecting a theme that already IS a party- New Year’s Eve! After all, it’s a shame to limit such an elegant event to once a year. We love how Camille Mason of Planning Pretty reimagined the late night count-down into an afternoon or evening bridal shower. See her suggestions for making it your own below and in the slideshow.

A New Year’s Eve party is the epitome of cocktail parties. There’s overflowing champagne, delicious appetizers, stylish dresses, confetti and balloon drops. Everyone is so excited for the next chapter, too! I think a bridal shower should have all those same elements. It’s about celebrating the bride and her next chapter with all the special women in her life. I love a great tea party bridal shower, but there’s something special to throwing an all-girls cocktail party.

Gold details, sparkly accessories, elegant black accents and champagne coupes are easy to find year round and recreate the festive and classy feeling of New Year’s Eve. It’s a sophisticated theme but also still very playful and appeals to guests of all ages. Mothers, aunts, grandmothers and family guests will enjoy the party since it’s much more toned down than a bachelorette party. You can create a special mocktail for anyone skipping out on the drinks. Simply put, a cocktail party is always a good idea.