Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tips + Tricks for a New Years Bash in a Flash!

 There is always a huge rush around New Years Eve, as the holidays are just wrapping up, everyone is exhausted from the busy and stressful holiday season, and there is always the unexplainable pressure to have the perfect plans to ring in the New Year.  The last thing most of us want to do is throw another party after the Christmas rush, but I've complied some easy ideas to help you throw together a New Years Bash in a flash!  Invite some of your best friends over, avoid the holiday traffic and steep prices, and have your own New Years Eve gathering!  If you leave some of your Christmas décor up, you've already got a little glitz to jumpstart your party decorations!  Just add some more sparkle and glitter using some of the ideas below, and you're ready to ring in the New Year in style!
 
 via Destroy
Metallic balloons are easy and cheap décor that will instantly transform any space!  For an extra touch of sparkle, insert large confetti into clear balloons before your blow them up!
 
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Top cakes or desserts with sparkles for an extra festive touch!
 
Use the link above for free printables for these cute sparkler favors!
 
Set up a bar area with plenty of sparkle!
 
Metallic pipe cleaners are an inexpensive way to create custom decorations!
 
No bar? No problem! Set up a serving space on your mantle, sideboard, or coffee table!
 
Create custom fringe backdrops using scissors and paper!
 
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Opt for a variety of finger foods or a dessert bar instead of a full blown meal!
 
Create giant festive countdown numbers using cardboard and metallic ribbons or wraps!
 
Use the link above for these whimsical printables that you can add to any favors!
 
Be sure to provide plenty of confetti, sparklers, noisemakers, and party hats for you guests- these can double as favors for the night!
 
Create custom party serving ware by painting clear glass with metallic paints!
 
You can even paint balloons and add sequin ribbons as their strings for an extra touch of sparkle!
 
Create fun party stirs by attaching small black or gold balloons to patterned straws or sticks!
 

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