The Perfect New Year's Eve Party Pack You Can DIY
By Lauren Kelp
There is nothing like ringing in the New Year with friends and throwing a party at home is a great way to celebrate without all the stress of going out. For a fun addition to your New Year's Eve bash, we think DIY festive packets for each of your guests is a must-have celebratory accouterment. Here's how:
What You'll Need:
- Modge Podge
- Paint brush for Modge Podge
- Party Packet goodies
- A container that fits your party packet goodies
Step 1: Pick Your Theme
This year, my husband and I are inviting about 10 couples over to ring in 2015 and I am decorating the house in a palette of metallic hues and midnight blue. What better way to carry the color theme then by incorporating it into the 2015 party packets?
I wanted to add in a fun note, a bag of confetti to throw at midnight, and a noisemaker to celebrate the ball drop. These crafty French fry containers were the perfect fit for my party packet goodies.
Step 2: Glam It Up
Grab some glitter and glam up your packets! Make sure to set up a workspace that you don't mind getting messy. I recommend a table outside or laying down newspaper on your indoor table.
Using modge podge, paint '2015,' 'NYE,' or something fun on your container, then sprinkle glitter on top. Tap your container gently to remove the excess glitter off. Once you're happy with your container, set it aside to dry.
Step 3: Add Tissue
Stuff some festive tissue paper into your container to add a little drama to your party packet. Not only does the paper give the packet extra volume and flair, this is another way to tie in your color palette.
Step 4: Confetti!
There is something really magical to me about confetti on New Year's Eve, so I wanted to make sure each guest had a little bag to toss at midnight. Places like Party City or Hobby Lobby sell confetti in bulk, so grab a packet and swing by the confectionary aisle for some clear plastic candy bags. All you have to do is divide the confetti into the candy bags, tie a ribbon, and voila! You're very own confetti bag.
Step 5: Give a Personal Touch
Last but not least, a personal touch, such as a handwritten note—it tells your guests how thrilled you are to spend NYE with us. Keep it simple, like, “So happy you are here!" or a heartfelt “Wishing you all the best in 2015!"
Step 6: Start Assembling
Tuck in your note, noisemaker, your bag of confetti, maybe even a sparkler or two and you've created a festive New Year's Eve Party Packet for your guests.
Tag @TheNest when you build your party packets—we'd love to see them!
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