Gone are the days where I spend the entire New Years Eve afternoon getting all dolled up for a night on the town. Listen, I’m a mom of four, ain’t nobody got time for that.
That means staying in most years. However, having to run around town trying to find decor from specialty stores or ordering those perfect decorated cookies is a headache for me most of the time. I need an easy to do, put together in less than a day type New Years for my family.
I’m that mom who pins all the pins and never has the actual energy to do it all. I used to, like when I did a Frozen themed party here but I’m four deep now friends. I LOVE a good party DIY and I appreciate those that can pull it off now. I’ll live vicariously through them.
Maybe you are there with me on this and would appreciate a simple set up? Or if you are just exhausted from all the Christmas fun but would love to put just a little something together. If so, this New Years DIY post is for YOU!
I rounded up a few other bloggers, Tamara from Discovering Parenthood, Keisha from Loving Littles Blog and Shana from Life as Wife and Mom. Each of them took on a special little addition to the New Years set up. Like I said, I wanted simple, easy to whip up food, decor, drink, and activity.
Keisha whipped up these cute little skewers of star watermelon and blueberries. I loved that it was sweet so the kids would love it but it’s also good for them. By the time New Years rolls around my kids and myself, have had our fill of sugary treats to last awhile.
Check out her post here.
Tamara made some super cute DIY New Years hats. Hats are always a fun addition to the mix and these are quick and simple to make my friends!
Check out Tamara’s post here on how to make them.
I asked Shana to create a fun bubbly kid-friendly drink. Kids always love being included and giving them a fun drink to sip on at New Years is special. I loved the added raspberries in this drink.
Check out Shana’s post here to see what’s included in this mixture.
Kids love balloons and they love popping balloons, well when they aren’t trying to keep them forever. Anyone else’s children do that? In this case, they were all excited to give it a go.
I picked up one set of clear white balloons from Party City local to me. For the confetti stars, I found those at a dollar store but I’m sure Party City would have them as well that way you only need to make one stop.
To get the confetti and paper into the balloon I would highly recommend a funnel.
I made my own printable in the program, Canva. This is the online resource I use for all my blog graphics. It is a free way to create some pretty awesome projects and pictures. Using the shape, text and image tools I whipped this up in under 30 minutes. I took the work out for you, you’re welcome! Click here to print it for yourself. I even added a second page that is blank so you can add your own questions.
The idea is to pop a balloon every hour until midnight or, in our case, the time we tell them that it is “midnight.” Our kids aren’t old enough to stay up that late just yet.
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We are going to start in the morning and progress throughout the day. If you are feeling extra you could write down everyone’s answers to keep for later years or to compare the next year.
For the other decorations, which wasn’t a lot, I got them at a few stores. The silver 2018 balloons were from Party City. The silver banner I got two sheets from the dollar store. You could also get it from Micheals and use a 50% off code to save some money. The photo props were from Turkey’s Party Supply store in Surrey. That’s it. Easy peasy!
There you have it, a quick simple and fun little DIY kid-friendly New Years for your family. The only thing I might add in there would be those little cocktail weiners as something savory to eat. I found this recipe works great!
What are your plans for New Years? Do you still go out on the town? Visit friends? Stay in? Go to bed at 10pm? I would love to hear your plans.
Don’t forget I did the work for you with the questions. Click here or the image below to print!