5 DIY Decorations for New Years Eve

By Jennifer Hsieh on December 21, 2012

Now that we’ve all gotten over the end of the world, it’s time to start ringing in the new year! Instead of dropping big bucks on some fancy shindig in the city, try throwing your own New Years bash right in your own living room! Grab your scissors, your creativity, and get ready to do-it-yourself! The results will outshine anything you’ll find at an overcrowded bar. 2013, bring it on!

1. Sequin Photobooth Backdrop

A super fun way to capture those memories and get your friends excited is to have a photobooth at your New Years Eve bash. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love getting tagged in pictures on Facebook? This doesn’t mean you need to hire an actual photo booth or a professional photographer. Create a stunning backdrop, such as this sequin covered wall, and with a little bit of patience you’ll have the room (and pictures) sparkling from top to bottom.

2. Fake Balloon Ceiling

In all those fancy parties you see in magazines and movies, the ceiling is usually covered in hundreds and hundred of floating balloons. The problem with recreating that in your living room? Driving all the helium-filled balloons from the store to your living room without causing damage on the roads. An alternate option is to blow up balloons of your own, tie them to each other with a piece of string or ribbon, and hang them on the ceiling (via Wants and Wishes Design). The plus side? The balloons won’t wander out of the room into the kitchen.

3. Festive Party Hats

There’s nothing better than looking absolutely ridiculous in silly party hats to welcome in a new year full of new beginnings! And who else would we go to for do-it-yourself ideas than the craft maven herself, Martha Stewart?

4. New Years Eve Poppers

When that ball drops on the TV screen, you’re going to want absolute, merry, drunken chaos surrounding you (unless you’re under 21 – no alcohol for you). A fun way to encourage your guests to do their part is to hand out hand-made New  Years Eve poppers filled with confetti (and possibly candy). Once it strikes midnight, *pop pop pop*, Happy New Year!

5. Glitter Dipped Champagne Flutes

New Years Eve, for some reason, is all about the glitz, glam and sparkle. Everything else is going to seem shiny and new, so why not take your champagne glasses to the next level as well? And if you’re not going to be serving champagne at your party – think again. Cheers!

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