6 Delicious and Glitz-Filled Party Tips for any NYE or Winter Party Planning!

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!

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Instead of a cake or leftover Christmas goodies, try something different… like a donut hole tower!

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Once your guests have grabbed their donut holes, let them choose their preferred dipper. I set out caramel topping…

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and… cream cheese frosting…

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…and chocolate sauce! But these are just a few options. You could also set out:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Maple Icing
  • Vanilla Icing with options of sprinkles
  • Raspberry Sauce
  • Powdered Sugar

The list is endless and definitely affordable!

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New Years Eve Party - Numbered Champagne Glasses by PartiesforPennies.com

To go with the theme of New Years and to help everyone keep track of their glasses, use numbers to set each one apart.

New Years Eve Party - NYE Wish Bottle by PartiesforPennies.com

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!)

New Years Eve Party - Disco Ball Stirrers by PartiesforPennies.com

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.

New Years Eve Party - Sequin Coasters by PartiesforPennies.com

I, for some odd reason, have been obsessed with coasters this season. You can see the Kate Spade Inspired coasters I did here. Those were a lot of fun to make but I found a much easier & faster method!

  • 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!

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New Years Eve Party - Donut tower by PartiesforPennies.com

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!

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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.

New Years Eve Party - Runner by PartiesforPennies.com

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.

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From this party inspiration, here are a few budget-friendly tips to help you ring in the New Year without ringing out your wallet. Be sure to check out all of the #PartyTipsToPin for this post on our board over at Pinterest!

  1. Create your own runner using plain white wrapping paper or leftover festive Christmas paper.
  2. Spend about $20-$25 to create a fun donut tower, with toppings, instead of spending a lot of time & money on gourmet treats.
  3. Instead of worrying about what your guests will think if you serve the cheap champagne, spray paint the bottles and write messages on them so no one will be the wiser!
  4. Spread the New Year cheer all over your home & protect your furniture by DIYing your own sparkly coasters!
  5. Reuse Christmas tinsel for decorations.
  6. Make your own drink stirrers using mini ornaments.

Here’s to a wonderful 2014!

Cheers,
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