How to Throw An Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Party
New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to welcome a fresh start with excitement and positivity, but often the celebration can be a rushed afterthought in the sleepy wake of Christmas. It needn’t be that way, and we have the tools and forward planning that you’ll need to create a truly unforgettable New Year’s Eve party this year. Read on as we count down the current 10 biggest party-ware trends to ensure that you are able to set 2018 off with a bang!
10. Gold Theme
Goodbye copper, gold is back this year! Metallics are the go-to New Year’s Eve colour scheme thanks to their connotations of newness and good fortune. There are lots of products available that cater towards this party-decor theme, and curating your own party around one metallic is a sure way to keep things looking well put together.
These party hats are super chic. Why not fully embrace the party atmosphere and sport your own? You could even use a Pom Pom Maker » to add your own embellishments to the top!
These decorations look fantastic and are easy (and cheap!) to make. Use a Circle Craft Punch » to quickly cut out perfect circles, and attach to a paper lantern lampshade with a Hot Glue Gun ». Simple!
Pinwheel decorations are rather reminiscent of 90’s Christmas decs, but these ones have had a fantastically modern makeover. We love them, and think they’d look perfect in any setting!
9. Multi-Coloured Theme
Step outside the status quo and go for some brights at New Year instead of the classic metallics! These toned down colours create exactly the kind of carefree, bubbly environment you’d expect of a New Year’s Eve party.
This larger tissue paper confetti makes a nicer change from the smaller, metallic confetti that we’ve grown accustomed to. The colours are modern, and would fit perfectly within any party theme!
Use the above tutorial from the Hobbycraft blog to see how to sew your very own bunting using Multi-Coloured Fat Quarters »! Swap out the fabric for whatever the theme of your party. If sewing’s not your thing, we sell these Bright Scalloped Edge Bunting » sets that are made out of card!
8. Space Theme
Taking inspiration from this years Pantone Colour of the Year – Ultra Violet – we’ve collected together three inspiring DIY projects that will allow you to invite the stars into your home!
These cupcakes are a dream, and the buttercream requires no colouring! Follow the above recipe by Sweet & Savoury Meals to create your own. Create the cake wraps by using your Cricut Explore Machine » and your choice of space-themed paper!
It’s very fitting that the phases of the Moon fit perfectly along these lantern lights! Use a Gold or Silver Paint Marker Pen » and carefully draw out your own. Hang Star Toppers » on Twine » in between each bulb to complete the look.
These marbled cards were created with a wedding in mind, but there’s absolutely no reason why they can’t be re-appropriated as New Year wish cards for your guests to fill out and hang on the wall! They are beautiful, after all! Ask your guests to have a think about what their biggest goal is for the coming year and create a positive mood board.
7. Party Food
It’s not a party without snacks! The following nibbles work as both decoration and fuel for your New Year festivities.
Chocolate covered pretzels are an excellent sweet and savoury snack to add into the mix. Decorate with Edible Star Sprinkles »! For more guidance, take a look at the above tutorial.
Meringues are super sweet snacks that will keep everyone dancing for a few more hours! Read the recipe above from the Hobbycraft blog and see how easy they are to make. What colours would you make yours?
6. DIY Decor
There’s nothing better than being able to use what’s leftover from before – so find wrapping scraps, and tissue paper and see what fantastic decorations you can fashion.
Bottle wraps are a great idea if everyone is going to be drinking the same thing! Personalise each with a different cut out and you’ll have a fuss-free evening ahead.
Why not use up some of the extra tissue paper leftover from Christmas by crafting these fun pom poms to hang around your home! Take a look at the above tutorial from the Hobbycraft blog to find out how.
DIY Sewn Gold Circle Wall Garlands
Another one to use up the leftovers – use a sewing machine to run thread through a selection of differently sized circles cut out using our Circle Punches », in order to create your own garland wall hanging. A simple and effective decoration!
5. Party Favours
It’s great to provide a little unexpected extra for your guests, and these three New Year themed party favours will ensure a memorable night for all involved!
Paper fortune cookies are an interesting take on the classic edible version, and are much easier to make. Take a look at the above tutorial to see how you can fill Patterned Papers » with messages of good will and positivity!
Ring in the New Year Bell Party Favours
4. Foil Backdrops and Photobooths
Photobooths have become a stable of any big gathering, and it’s nice to add a bit of formality to an event by using polaroid keepsakes that people can take home with them. Be inspired by the following ideas for framing and backdrops. It’s the perfect excuse to get crafty with card!
Perhaps the most important thing to take into consideration when setting up a photobooth is the backdrop! We’ve got several colours of Foil Curtain Backdrops » in store and online. Take a look at this creative tutorial above that combines more than one colour to create a more interesting, geometric backdrop.
This hoop frame idea is a nice alternative to a paper frame, and would be light to hang from a ceiling. There’s no end to what you could use to decorate the hoop with, and it’d certainly create some stunning memories to display! Use artificial flowers » and balloons » to decorate your own!
A post-photobooth display gallery is a nice idea if you’ll be using a Polaroid camera. You could even pop some crafting supplies nearby so that people can decorate their photos as they wish on the night!
It’s fitting that a party at night should be decked out with some pretty spectacular lighting, which is why we’re bringing you these three imaginative lighting alternatives to add a bit of mood to the party atmosphere.
Papercraft your own lanterns out of bags by reading the above tutorial. Don’t worry about introducing paper and flame, we have LED Flameless Tea Lights » that’ll do the job!
These sweet candles are so gorgeous, and really easy to make. Take a look at the above tutorial by Stacy at Ever Mine to see how it’s done. Just make sure to extinguish any flames if things get too boisterous!
Balloons are the staple of any party, and recently there have been some super imaginative designs on the market. Here are a selection of our favourites, from confetti filled to glow in the dark. Why not prepare the ultimate midnight moment with a DIY balloon drop? Take a look below to find out how!
We love these confetti balloons, and they’re much larger than you’d expect! Fill a corner with a bit more interest by blowing up a couple of these with some helium.
These balloons are super fun and would be a great hit with kids if there will be any present at your New Year’s celebrations! There are a couple of different colourways that Illooms have created to choose from – take a look online!
Create the ultimate pinnacle moment with a balloon drop from your ceiling. Check out the above tutorial to find out how it’s done. If you don’t feel like making your own, we have a premade Balloon Drop Bag » on the online store!
1. Party Poppers and Sparklers
Party Poppers and Sparklers are more than necessary for the big moment! Craft your own poppers or buy some premade sparklers to start 2018 off on the right foot!
These mini sparklers are very sweet, and are the perfect size to last for a minute or so as the big hand strikes twelve.
Have a go at making your own DIY confetti poppers by following the above tutorial by Brit + Co, or, if you don’t fancy making your own, we have a few Party Poppers » to chose from online and in store.
Which of these crafts are you most inspired by? Let us know in the comments!
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