New Year's Eve Party ideas

Friday, December 27, 2013

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People... 2014... 2014!!!

Is it just me or does it seem like there is no way it can truly be 2014 in a few days?!  

I'm a weird number person and always favor even numbers over odd, so... I am seeing some greatness happening in this next year!
Start your 'greatness' during a wonderful New Year party.  Bubbly champagne in tall fancy glasses, noise makers, all things sparkly and ringing in the year after the NYC ball drops.  These are all things I think of for any New Year's Eve party.  What if this year you could incorporate those things into your party AND you could easily make them?  Win win, right?  

I started my party decorations with a bent wire "happy new year" greeting!  I've been wanting to buy something similar from Anthropologie but for $48 I just couldn't buy BENT WIRE.  Mine certainly isn't as smooth as theirs, but for a first try I think it turned out pretty cute.

First, I wrote out the phrase in one long line at the size I wanted my finished product to be.  Then,  using rounded nose pliers I started bending and shaping the wire to match the written text.  I laid the wire overtop the written text so I could keep double checking that the heights and spacing looked similar.

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My next party item was a ribbon streamer to shake wildly at the New Year Countdown!  These were so simple to make but I just adore them and am trying to think up other ways they can be used in my daily life.  Maybe... in 2014 moms use beautiful ribbon streamers to direct their ongoings each day.  

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I cut various lengths of ribbons and then hot.glued them to a polka dot paper straw.  I added a small white pom pom to the very top and presto, ribbon streamer complete!

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I almost want to frame this image.  These colors and textures make my heart stop just a bit.

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My last DIY is my favorite.  If I could cover every wall in my home with this shimmery textured installation, I would!

My supplies were so simple.  I bought a package of gold, silver and striped tissue paper.  Each were $1.99 for 25 sheets.  I ended up going just with the gold.  I also used glue dots for securing the tissue paper to the wall.  And what kind of crafter would I be without snacking on a little carmel popcorn given from a friend (thanks, lori).

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The first step was securing a background of tissue paper.  I used the patterned paper for that task.  I then cut 3-4" strips of gold tissue paper and then cut slices at various widths along the strips.  It was then a simple layering method.  Be sure to start at the bottom and then work your way up.

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Ah, the loveliness.

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I then added a quick 'Happy New Year' banner along the top. 

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So, go grab some bubbly and enjoy a festive New Year bash!!

15 comments:

  1. Very clever yet simple to do ideas! Happy New Year!

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  2. Look at how cute you are with your ribbon streamer!! And $48 bent wire??? I know for SURE I like yours better.
    Love these simple and pretty ideas, Amy!

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    1. Ha, thanks... I only took 45 selfies to get this one decent pictures in front of the tissue paper wall!

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  3. Happy New Year Amy! What a great idea to use background tissue paper as a backdrop; may be doing this at a future party :)

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  4. Love your blog! New follower over at The Rustic Redhead! I nominated you for the Liebster Award... to accept head on over to the blog!http://therusticredhead.blogspot.com/2013/12/liebster-award.html#more

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  5. Happy New Year Amy! Thanks for sharing at the party! I look forward to seeing you each week. Wishing you a great 2014!! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  6. LOVE the gold fringe background! Yes, I think it would be totally acceptable to have this up year round! :D

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  7. Great ideas! I'm terrible when it comes to New Year's crafts. I'm so wiped from Christmas I never seem to get around to them. Anyway, I really like the bent wire idea - so many things you could do with that. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell. --- And Happy 2014!!!

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  8. Love the backdrop! That must of taken some time to create! Thanks for linking at Whimsy Wednesday!

    Susan

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  9. Very very creative!! :-) Happy New Year!

    Mo

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  10. Love this! Perfect backdrop to try a DIY photo booth for any occassion. Check out my post here: http://www.spitandsparkles.com/2014/01/how-to-create-fun-date-night-in.html

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  11. i love the back drop idea. it looks s pretty and would be perfect for a childs birthday party. i think i'll try it for my 13 yr olds photobooth party. thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party.

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  12. oooh i am thinking fushia and pink for my girls birthday so cute and easy thaaanx for sharing

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  13. I love love love your idea for a photobooth backdrop using tissue paper! We were stuck at home with sick kids this New Years Eve so next year we're going to live it up! I think this will definitely be part of our NYE plans next year! Thank you so much for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

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  14. Love, love, love it!!! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday! Pinning it to our pin board.

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