Hey party people! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Since New Year’s is right around the corner, let’s jump right in & talk about NYE parties! Here is a New Year’s Eve party I set up to give you some inspiration… and of course be sure to check out Kate’s perfect chic inspiration for NYE outfits as well!
Instead of a cake or leftover Christmas goodies, try something different… like a donut hole tower!
Once your guests have grabbed their donut holes, let them choose their preferred dipper. I set out caramel topping…
and… cream cheese frosting…
…and chocolate sauce! But these are just a few options. You could also set out:
Vanilla Icing with options of sprinkles
The list is endless and definitely affordable!
To go with the theme of New Years and to help everyone keep track of their glasses, use numbers to set each one apart.
As guests arrive, let them write on a champagne bottle their wishes for the next year. Once the clock strikes midnight, pop open the bubbly and toast to all the wishes. (See more details on how I did this here!)
Have a fun mixed drink to share with your guests? Set out these disco ball stirrers! I made these using a pack of disco ball ornaments from Michael’s atop regular stir sticks.
Step 1: Buy the square cork coasters from the craft store and sheets of sequined vinyl (found, usually, in the felt area).
Step 2: Use spray adhesive to attach the square cork coasters to the bad side of the sparkly vinyl.
Step 3: Once it’s dried, cut around the square coaster.
Easy and fast!
Creating Your Donut Hole Tower!!
To decorate my donut hole tower, I snipped off a piece of silver tinsel garland and hot glued it to the end of a toothpick. It easily fit right into my Styrofoam cone.
There are all kinds of things you can use leftover Christmas tinsel for… especially New Years Eve decorations! Check out this tinsel garland lantern I did last year!
The backdrop was simply black paper that I decorated. It ended up a little bit crooked which adds some flare, but if you want it perfectly straight, you can always have someone from Kinkos or another office supply store blow it up & print it off, allowing you to fill in any glitter or embellishments on top right after. Just create your own New Years greeting in your computer’s word processing software.
The runner I created from plain white wrapping paper and black paint. I was inspired by this art from West Elm! It was so easy to create & only took about 5 minutes.