Thursday, December 27, 2012

12 ways to add beauty and sparkle to your New Year’s Eve


Are you planning anything special for New Year’s Eve?

Right now, I should be removing ornaments from our tree since it’s looking pretty dry. It is the one drawback about fresh trees, you have to be ready to start breaking them down when those falling pine needles tell you so. But before I tackle our tree, I did want to get this quick post on New Years done because it’s right around the corner.

And just in case you’re hosting something big or small, I thought I’d share a few wonderful ideas from out in the bloggersphere. Some of these are DIY projects, so I’ve included the links whenever I could. And some of these photos are simply great visual inspiration.

Twelve ideas to get your creative juices going. And get you in the mood for a party.

So here they are in no special order…


via 100layercake

1. Use decorated straws…


via cupcakesandcashmere

and stir sticks.



2. Go crazy with balloons…

you can blow them to different sizes and tape them to the wall.



or tie white helium balloons with gold tinsel


via 100layercake

3. Drape silver tinsel from lighting fixtures

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via confetti system

or order something big and bold like these awesome decorations


4. Decorate with clocks



5. Tuck white feathers and glittery bulbs into your chandelier and garlands


via 100layercake

6. Add glitter to your candles…


7. Make DIY glitter votives for your table.



8.  Drape your tables with sheer or sparkly fabric.



9. Make these special  DIY New Year’s Party Poppers



10. Make Homemade glitter marshmallows


11. Offer your guests confetti party favors alongside their champagne.

and last but not least….

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12. Please don’t forget to wear ..



your prettiest …

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dancing shoes!





I’m linking up at these fun places:




kendra kay said...

oh i love them all!!

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

You have some great ideas posted...I'll be following you, now to watch for more!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great ideas Leslie! Your chandy looks so pretty! We go to our friends house every New Years eve.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Leslie, My favorites are the shoes! Thanks for sharing these ideas at the Open House party and Happy New Year. xx, Sherry

Stephanie said...

Hi there! I came across your blog while visiting An Aloha Affair. Your have such a lovely blog and these ideas are lovely.
I am now following along and I look forward to future visits.
Happy weekend!


pink*cherub*moon said...

What great ideas! I would love to attend a big sparkly New Year's Eve party! Love those shoes with the "mink" trim! Happy New Year! Hugs, Leena

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

so pretty and festive!!! Happy new year to you.

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love all these ideas! Thank you so much for sharing. I think my favorite is the fun straws!

Happy New Year!

Cathi said...

Wonderful ideas! We are ringing in the English New Year here in LA with friends, so it will be an early evening for us. Looking forward to being home cuddled up with my love for the rest of the night! Happy New Year, Leslie! xxoo

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