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Cute New Year’s Eve Party Decorations
While store-bought decorations are certainly an option, adding a handmade, customised touch to everything will make any New Year's Eve celebration even more special and one that your friends and family will want to attend to see the clock strike midnight and welcome January 1. Get ideas for festive wine bars, Watercolour party hats, balloon drops, resolution walls, and more from past New Year's celebrations with our roundup below. If you're worried about little ones running around, there are even kid-friendly ideas included. While it's perfectly acceptable to go low key on New Year's Eve, if you're eager to bid 2023 farewell, you'll appreciate these original and imaginative decorating suggestions that will make this year's finale the best one you've ever had. Ready to toast to 2024? Grab a glass of champagne and some confetti.
1. Countdown Delights
Even though these are aimed towards children, adults will be dying to join in the fun. Make "Countdown" goodie bags and use them as a decorative accent throughout the house. When the clock approaches midnight, allow your guests to savour the entertaining treats you've included inside.
2. Decorative Chandelier
Do you have any extra ornaments that you didn't use on the tree lying around? You can quickly and easily make a gorgeous chandelier with ribbon. If you are inclined towards a particular colour scheme, you can also always make a low-cost investment in new ornaments.
3. Centrepiece of Pine Covered in Snow
If you prefer to keep things the same throughout the holiday season, this DIY centrepiece is perfect for you. It's so much easier when your holiday decor can double as both Christmas and New Year's decorations. Use some craft glue, epsom salts, and votive candles to create a centrepiece made of snow-covered pine and greenery. The pinecones have a stunningly crystalline, wintry appearance due to the texture of the salt. It's not necessary to light the candles inside the centrepiece, but if you do, just make sure to keep the artificial greenery far enough away from the flames for safety.
4. Fireplace Design
Your fireplace can be made to shine and sparkle with little effort. Visit the following link to get all the gold and silver inspiration you need to transform your chimney area from Santa's Christmas Eve destination to the ideal setting for gathering with friends for a few pictures as you ring in 2024.
5. Party hats in watercolour for New Year's Eve
Although party hats may bring back fond memories of childhood birthday celebrations, we like to think they are always in style. These stylish hats are easy to make with watercolour paint, gold paper strips, and stamps perfect for wearing as you celebrate the new year.
6. Fun for Both Adults and Children
Balloon drops! You can make your own balloon ball drop at home with a shower curtain, a bunch of balloons, tape, and a noisemaker. It's time to pull the 'lever' and let all the balloons fall around you and your party guests once the clock strikes midnight.
7. Wine Bar
Without alcohol, what kind of New Year's celebration would it be? With some creative ice buckets, gold and silver confetti, tiered trays and other decorations, you can turn any ordinary drink area into a festive wine bar.
8. Party Favours with Confetti
Confetti is a must-have for New Year's Eve, and what could be more entertaining than serving it to your party guests in a classy, original way? Put corks and metallic confetti strands in test tubes in the colour of your choice. Store until the countdown to midnight arrives, then distribute them to your friends and make sure everyone tosses them into the air on January 1st! Attach the white and black gift tag.
9. Printables for Disco Party Decor
Who doesn't enjoy a New Year's Eve party with a theme? Use the free printables in the tutorial below to create a stunning array of bright pink and shimmering silver treats, eats, drinks, and more. Purchase signs, cupcake toppers, favour tags, drink labels, and more!
10. Star Wands with glitter
Make these glitter star wands out of cardboard leftover from boxes opened on Christmas morning. They make great playthings for kids and also double as a pretty wall or table centrepiece.