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Still trying to come up with a great New Year’s Eve plan? Of course you are. You and everyone else! Spare yourself of the crowded bars and over-priced parties and throw the party yourself. This year, we recommend inviting a few friends over to celebrate at your intimate party at home. We’ve rounded up the easiest New Years Eve decoration ideas that will have your guests begging you to make this party a staple for years to come.
Create a Resolution Board
Create a resolution board where your guests can write down their New Years resolutions. A real conversation starter that helps remind everyone that the night is as much about starting anew as it is about kissing at midnight.
Take a picture! It lasts longer. Encourage your guests to stay present and take a break from technology by putting out some good ol’ disposable cameras. It will also make for lots of fun reviewing the prints later.
Display DIY Countdown Flutes
We love Martha Stewart‘s idea to use self-stick numbers to create special countdown flutes for your guests. The 10-second countdown is what everyone is waiting for anyhow, right?
Decorate with DIY Snowflake Garlands
With just a few pieces of paper, you can decorate your house in a snap with these DIY snowflake garlands. Rare Bird offers a charming step-by-step guide to creating your own garlands.
Use Wine Glasses as Votives
Buying candle holders can get costly. Create interesting displays around the house and a cozy ambiance with what you have already—wine glasses!
Go High-Class with a Wreath Chandelier
Re-purpose your holiday wreath by turning it into a fancy chandelier. Hang it over your cocktail bar to spruce up the area. Your craftiness will have everyone talking. We like this charming tutorial by Waiting on Martha.
Serve a ‘Cake’ Even the Kids will Love
A party isn’t a party without a celebratory cake! Making your own can be a hassle, unless of course you are just stacking Oreos. This easy last-minute cake will make everyone happy at your party.
Hang Festive DIY Tissue Pom Poms
Tissue pom poms are an easy way to make your space look instantly festive. Using tissue paper, string and scissors you can turn your space into a NYE party haven in just an hour. Learn how to make your own tissue pom poms with Darling Doodles Design.
Hang a Mistletoe
Provide a little push for your single friends by hanging some mistletoe strategically around your home. Sure, you can buy it at the store but you can also make your own with this tutorial by Catching Fireflies that will last for years.