Published on December 17th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain0
Make Your New Years Eve Sparkle and Shine
In exactly two weeks, it’s going to be New Years Eve, I love New Years! But I do not go out. I’d much rather stay in and celebrate then go out. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to party. Having a few friends over, to ring in the New Year, is the perfect small party! These decorations are perfect for any size party, because even if you don’t have a crowd, it’s still fun to put on the decor and party it up. You can make your New Years Eve sparkle and shine.
I have several- uh- many- items to make for your holiday decor, everything with a sparkle to glam your party!
How about we start with simple candle votives. I bought these glass votives at the dollar store.
After I taped them off- using some painters tape..
I used some Elmer’s glue, and painted all the way around the glass.
Then I sprinkled on silver glitter. Let them dry, gave them a second coat of glitter, let that dry, and finally just added a top coat of glue so the glitter wouldn’t come off handling them.
Add a candle and done!
These smaller votives were just as fast and easy to create.
I used some old used up Glade candles, washed out the wax and cleaned them up. Then I found some gem ribbon at the craft store- $5 for 4 feet.
I simply cut the ribbon to the size of the candle, and hot glued the top and bottom of the glass, then smoothed the ribbon on. Watch out for hot glue and fingertips!
Add a candle- or battery operated candle. very easy and so glamorous!
For my star accents- I used both bamboo skewers and toothpicks. I added store bought wooden stars, and hot glued them all on.
I put them in a tote, and painted them with Elmer’s glue, then added glitter. I gave them two coats of glitter, then a last coat of glue so the glitter wouldn’t fall off when used with food.
I used two black spray painted bottles. Just a couple coats and they were good to go.
I wrapped the rhinestone ribbon around them, including a small piece at the top of the bottle, then added ribbons to each one. I added the largest star sticks in the top of the bottles. These make darling little magic wands for young girls.
I also used the second set of bamboo skewer stars, and made drink pics with strawberries. Champagne and sweet wine are delicious with some pretty berries. Of course, you can make this as well with apple juice or sprite.
These skewers were cut in half before applying the star. After glittering the stars I added sheer ribbon to them. Mini Magic wands!
For the food decor, I used two star sizes on toothpicks to make the picks for the Oreo Truffles.
The turkey meatballs were decorated with picks that I added washi tape to, then cut into a banner shape.
For the Oreo Truffles:
Add 1 package – about 31 Oreos to a gallon Ziploc baggie. Crush the Oreos as you would like – we used a rolling pin, the minions rolled back and forth across the bag until we had a good solid mash of cookies.
Then, add one softened package of cream cheese. Mix well, and make into walnut-sized balls.
Refrigerate until firm. Then melt 2 cups of chocolate chips in the microwave until it is melted but not burned. Dip the Oreo balls into the chocolate, coat well and top with a decoration. I used sprinkles from our Christmas sprinkle jars. Allow to firm up in a cool room.
Of course, your party might have different foods, but these are just a couple cute ways to dress up your party goodies.
Enjoy! And, Happy New Years!