Ideas For An At Home New Year's Eve Party
If you're anything like me, the last 2 months have been consumed by the holidays - finding the perfect gifts at the best prices, making the house feel cozy, creating all the magical memories for your family...
When December 26 hit, I realized this year is FINALLY almost over. We've been hunkered down at home since the middle of March, and while the pandemic is far from over, I think we all need a way to celebrate and say "peace out" to 2020. But I didn't put any thought into how we might actually ring in the new year. Without parties to attend, large family gatherings to host, I still want to plan something special for just the 3 of us. I also don't want to spend a lot when I feel like all I've done recently is spend money!
So I came up with some very simple and inexpensive, if not completely free, ways to ring in the New Year with a little style!
1. DIY Fringe Toppers
Put these in your drinks, use them as cake toppers. Anyway you use them, they'll add a little flair and sparkle to your night. And I bet you already have all of the materials!
wooden skewers, chopsticks, or toothpicks
How to make it
Tear off a small piece of foil - about 5-6 inches. Fold the foil over (lengthways) about an inch. On the non-folded side, cut thin strips up to the edge of the folded side. Cut your foil in half - this will make 2 toppers
Tape the end of the folded edge to the end of your chosen "stick" and roll the foil around it with the fringe pointing up.
Use another small piece of tape to secure the end in place. Gently pull the fringe apart to look like a firework.
These would be great for any kind of party! Adjust length of the stick if desired.
2. Metallic Christmas Bulbs as New Year's Décor.
New Year's décor usually consists of sparkle and metallics. Silver and gold Christmas balls remind me of champagne bubbles at your midnight toast and make the easiest centerpiece! Fill a bowl, scatter them down the middle of your table, or arrange them on a tray. I paired my antique metallic bulbs with a few silver pieces I own. I love all the sparkle!
3. DIY New Year's Eve Noise Makers
Using small jingle bells you might have from your Christmas décor, you can make a cute little noise maker that is slightly less annoying than those horns you can find at party stores.
small jingle bells
How to make it
Cut a piece of string that is more than twice as long as your straw. String 3 bells onto your desired string and tie the string so that the bells are secured at the middle of it. Thread both ends of the string through your straw and tie into a bow at the other end.
I hope you find some inspiration here! What else could you use around your home to add a little flair to your evening? Whether you celebrate at noon with your kids like we do, or stay up until midnight, I hope you find a special way to ring in what I pray will be a year filled with abundant blessings, good health, and lots of DIY.
Happy New Year!