Here we go, gang! Our last DIY post of the year. We shared lots of details from our last New Year’s Eve party over the last couple of days (see our backdrop here and our party hats here), and this is the rest of the shindig! We’ve got some simple New Year’s Eve party decorations and quick party tips to help you toss together a party like we did.
New Year’s Eve Garland
Materials: Gold glitter letters, twine, hole punch, gold mylar tassels, gold stars
We found all of these supplies at Michaels. For the garland, tie a few mylar tassels onto a piece of twine. Punch holes in the top of the gold letters and string them on another piece of twine to spell “Happy New Year.” The gold star garland was store-bought, so there was no DIY there. We combined all three garlands to make one big banner and hung it in a doorway.
New Year’s Eve Display
This one is simple! Just gather all of the black and gold stuff you have around the house and put it all together. The only things we bought for the display were New Year crowns and noisemakers. It’s all in how you display it. We used our Light Box, along with cake stands and trays to display the crowns.
Make our printable party hats and set them out with stickers for kids and grownups to decorate. These hats were a major high point of the party, and all the kids love them. We highly recommend trying this one out!
Follow the tutorial we shared to make a super-fast, budget-friendly, mega-sparkly backdrop for all of your photos! This was the other huge hit of the evening.
We decided to go big and let everyone throw confetti, and it is truly one of my favorite memories of all time. If you have the space (and the vacuum) to do it, go for it! We used this confetti, which is colorful and looks great when you throw it. FYI: I had packaged up handfuls of confetti in individual baggies because I thought it would be cute, but in the end we realized it was better just to have it in a huge bowl and let everybody take handfuls. So I’d recommend skipping the bags.
Champagne and Cider Toast
We did a fake countdown around 7pm because all of our guests had little kids. So we set out a toast ahead of time to make it easy. We had one set of glasses that was set out for champagne and one set in a different area for sparkling cider so they wouldn’t get mixed up. Set out your glasses early and pour the drinks right before the toast.
Hope these few tips help you put together something festive for New Year’s Eve! Not sure exactly what we have in store this year – maybe you’ll see it show up here on the blog in another 12 months. 😉 Thank you for following along, dear people, and Happy New Year! xoxo