5 DIY Ideas For Your New Year's Eve Party
The new year is fast approaching, which means that New Year's Eve is just around the corner! Celebrating with friends and family on New Year's Eve is what makes the night so special, so why not put in a little extra effort to make this year unforgettable? Throwing an amazing party might seem intimidating after all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but it doesn't have to be stressful, and it definitely doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. These DIY ideas are exactly what you've been looking for to help make this New Year's Eve the most memorable of all. Cute party favors for your guests, fortune cookies, and fun activities – let's start this year off right!
1. Lucky Shamrock Piñata
- 3 heart-shaped balloons
- craft glue
- old newspaper
- green acrylic paint
1.1 Inflate the heart-shaped balloons and tie them together in the center. Cut out a narrow strip of cardboard and glue it onto the knot in the middle of the balloons.
1.2 Cover the balloons with paste and stick on strips of old newspaper, making sure the balloons are covered completely. Let everything dry. Apply more paste and layers of newspaper for a stronger piñata.
1.3 Cut a small hole in each section of the piñata, remove the balloons, and fill the sections with confetti and candy. Seal the small holes with more newspaper and paste.
1.4 Once everything has dried, paint the piñata green with acrylic paint and let the paint dry. Tie a string around the piñata and hang it up on the ceiling. This shamrock piñata will bring a little extra fun and plenty of luck to your New Year's Eve party.
2. Homemade Fortune Cookies
- cookie dough
- cardboard ring
2.1 Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the cardboard ring on the parchment paper and spread a thin layer of cookie dough in the center, making thin, circular pieces of dough.
2.2 Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake the circular cookies at 350°F for 3 minutes. Cut out some small strips of paper and write some fun fortunes on them. Once the cookies have baked, remove them from the oven and place 1 fortune in the center of each cookie while they're still warm. Fold the cookies in half, then slide the cookies over the rim of a bowl with the open end facing up, molding them into the shape of a fortune cookie.
2.3 Let the fortune cookies cool, then hand them out to your guests. What a cute way to get people thinking about their wishes for the coming year!
3. DIY New Year's Eve Crackers
- tissue paper
- empty toilet paper roll
- glue stick
3.1 Glue 1 end of the tissue paper to an empty toilet paper roll. Wrap the toilet paper roll up in the tissue paper and secure the loose end of tissue paper with glue.
3.2 Tie one end of the toilet paper roll closed with ribbon, then fill up the cracker with confetti and candy from the other end. Tie the open end closed with ribbon, and your DIY New Year's Eve cracker is ready!
4. Lucky Chocolate 4-Leaf Clover
- green construction paper
- green ribbon
4.1 Cut the construction paper into long strips, wrap 1 chocolate in each of them, and glue the construction paper in place.
4.2 Cut out 2 more strips of green construction paper and make slits in them so that they can be bent into the shape of a clover, as shown in the video.
4.3 Fill the leaves of the 4-leaf clover with the wrapped-up chocolates and tie a green ribbon around it. What a sweet gift for your New Year's Eve party!
5. Confetti Canon
- empty toilet paper rolls
- transparent tape
- glue stick
- wrapping paper
5.1 Tie a knot in the bottom of the balloon and cut off the top half. Pull the lower half of the balloon over an empty toilet paper roll and secure it with tape.
5.2 Wrap the toilet paper roll up in wrapping paper and secure it in place with glue. Fill the the confetti cannon with confetti, pull down on the balloon, and when you let go, confetti will pop out to bring in the new year!
With these amazing DIY New Year's Eve party ideas, you'll be more than ready to celebrate the new year. Just make sure you and your loved ones don't get too distracted with all of your fun party activities to watch the ball drop!