I live in San Francisco. Which means I don't live in a giant house with a giant yard. I live in an apartment. If you live in New York, you can probably relate. I love entertaining, and with a small apartment, you want to make use of all your space.
Our bathroom situation is typical of old SF buildings. The bathtub is in one room, the toilet is down the hall in another room (brilliant!). Our bathroom with the bathtub is actually quite large for SF standards. I decided to get creative and figure out how to incorporate that space into our Christmas party. What if I followed the speakeasy theme and put ice in the bathtub like they did in the 20's? I decorated it with silver & gold and filled it with champagne. I also added a gold sign that read "Bubbly Bar."
Voilá! Boring empty bathroom turned into VIP Champagne Room!
It was a hit. People loved going in there for more champagne. It was separate from the bar, so it kept people moving around and interacting. I asked people to bring champagne to fill it up, so we had an assortment, and 50 empty bottles at the end of the night!
This would also be adorable for a NYE party.