New Year’s Eve sort of sneaks up on us, doesn’t it? We’re up to our necks in Christmas and by the time it’s over, there are only a handful of days left to prep for one of my favorite celebrations of the year! NEW YEAR’S EVE! These tips and ideas won’t take forever to recreate, and they’re my favorite ideas for jazzing up your New Year’s Eve party! Not hosting a party? You can at least add a little pizzazz to your TV-watching ambiance with some confetti poppers or clock cookies, right? Yes! Do it!
New Year’s Eve Champagne Cupcakes
Dessert is always first at my parties (*wink*) so let’s start with one of my favorite cupcakes! The cute decorations on top resemble champagne bubbles! Serve up a tray of these champagne cupcakes at your party! GRAB THE RECIPE HERE!
Free New Year’s Eve Print & Tags
Use these free printables to jazz up your NYE! Simply print and frame. As for the tags, they’re perfect for gift tags, wrapping around skewers for mini food flags or even drink stirrers on longer skewers! So many possibilities! GET THE FREE DOWNLOADS HERE.
DIY Confetti Boxes
Now, I highly recommend this little midnight activity to be done outside but by golly, it’s New Year’s Eve so throw some confetti! Find mini boxes at the party store (or online here) and fill with fabulous confetti of your color choice! I love gold, silver, or a fun multi-color! Tie with ribbon and hand out right before the clock strikes 12! Guests can open and toss for a confetti-filled countdown!
New Year’s Eve Party Tablescape
Setting the table for a fabulous New Year’s Eve dinner party?! Choose a bold color scheme like black and white! Make “clock” cookies (or you can buy them online) and set in each place setting for a sweet treat that serves as the perfect table decor! Visit a party store to look for fun party hats in silver (or gold!). I found cute “mini” size hats that are are just too cute! Mine came from Party City, but here are some on Amazon! I was very lucky to find clock plates at HomeGoods a couple of years ago so always be on the hunt for unique items. Add in silver party horns, even for adults! A simple ice bucket with champagne makes a simple centerpiece that’s oh so fitting! Time to sip that bubbly! See more of this party here!
New Year’s Eve Dessert: Gilded S’more Puffs
More dessert! These mini gold s’more cream puffs are actually very easy to make and look gorgeous when garnished with a touch of edible gold leaf! Get the recipe and details on the edible gold here!
Gold Party Tablescape
If you love GOLD as much as I do, you might like to set the table with a gilded touch! Also, you don’t have to break out the super fancy china for a chic tablescape. These gold and white striped plates are actually paper! Easy clean-up without sacrificing style. Pick up mini bottles of champagne to set beside each place setting! Gold gift filler, gold party horns, clock cookies, and a clock ornament make a fitting centerpiece! See more of this party here!
NYE DIY: Clock Balloons
These DIY Clock Balloons from Studio DIY are just fabulous! Plus, the PARTY Gold balloons are so fitting for New Year’s Eve! You can write out anything you want from CHEERS to NYE to 2016! (You can find them online here). Balloons are a fabulous way to decorate a room for NYE. Plus, it’s easy to cleanup and adds lots of pops of color!
New Year’s Eve Bar Cart
If you’re not hosting a seated dinner party but still want to celebrate in style, set up a bar cart (or side console table) in New Year’s Eve style! Line your cart with festive wrapping paper, add a fun sign (like the printable above) and of course – champagne! Gold and silver candies add a touch of sweet and party horns will have your crew ready to ring in the new year in style! See more of this bar cart here.
New Year’s Eve Midnight Snack
Send guests off with a midnight snack! I love the idea of packaging up mini muffins or mini cinnamon buns for an early breakfast! Simply package a few in a cellophane bag tucked down in a plastic champagne or cocktail glass from the party store and hand one to guests as they leave. Cute + simple. Visit FISKARS for the full how-to on the cute tags and ideas above!
Perfect NYE Party Sign
I have this sign proudly displayed in my office on a year-round basis, but it’s PERFECT for New Year’s Eve! Make your own or find a cute one online! For more fun ideas like this, check out my article here!
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