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Ah! New Year’s Eve… what a time to have fun and rejoice; celebrating the fact that you have successfully gotten through another year and you’ve made it a priority to make resolutions for the next one. Well, you should surely throw an NYE party, but you have got to make sure that the budget doesn’t exceed your spending limit. Well, lucky for you you’ve come to the right place. I will list out some great money saving hacks and also some tips to throw an NYE party that your friends and family will remember for a long time.
I have some ideas for you, here they are:
– Why don’t you make it a ‘bring a plate of appetizer’ affair? You can tell a few of your close friends or family to do this. That way you don’t spend any money on, and everyone will have multiple things to eat at your party. Raw veggies, fruit plate, dry fruits plate, cheese and cracker plate are some of the things they can get if they don’t know how to cook.
– If you want to cut down on champagne costs, you can serve ‘champagne sangria’. It is an easy and delicious way to save some money. You will need a bottle of apple juice, cranberry juice concentrate, some orange juice and one and a half liters of champagne. Keep these items cool in a refrigerator until use. Mix all of the juices in a large bowl and stir them well. Add slices of whichever sweet fruit you’d like. And then when the guests arrive, add the champagne in the last minute to keep the bubbly fizz alive and stir again.
– You should keep a Polaroid camera handy, with tons of replacement films available. Take pictures with everyone and take some candids as well. Ask your guests if they would like the candid photos, most of them will be grateful to have some beautiful pictures. You can designate someone to take pictures since you, as the host would be busy.
– Have your guests write up some confessions anonymously and put them in a bowl or a box, during or after dinner you can read them out, and you guys can try and guess who confessed what. Be sure to tell them to keep the confessions funny and light-hearted.
– Set out scented candles and make the ambience unforgettable with some sweet music playing softly.
– And of course for the 10-second countdown to New Years make sure there is a lot of room for everyone to stand together. Whoever is comfortable with it, can say a few inspirational words to kick off the New Year on a positive note with good vibes.
Let’s accept this fact – balloons are the life of the party! No matter how grand the party is, party balloons always form an integral part of the decor. But heading to a party and seeing balloons just hung or strewn around isn’t that exciting! So here we have some wacky balloon-based decor ideas that will blow your mind away! Read on:
Secret message holder:
Keep aside a tray of balloons which aren’t blown up. All your guests have to do is blow up the balloon and write a message on it and then release the air. Later, the person in whose celebration the party was conducted has to blow up all these balloons to see what secret messages their loved ones have left back for them!
Painted or Glittered balloons:
Why hang the plain balloons when you can get nice and creative with them? Blow up a balloon glue either the top half or bottom half in whatever pattern you wish to and dip them in glitter ( even sequins would do!) and then tie them up where you want to. You can also paint the balloons with powdered glitter paint that will give the balloons a different look altogether. Go in for contrast colours like white balloons with gold or silver glitter – they’ll look superb with your overall decor!
You can even have this as a game – get your guests to blow up the balloons and put at least four prints on each balloon without bursting them! Whoever does the highest number of balloons wins the game! Also, you’ll have a lot of balloons to spread around in your party too! These balloons look really cool, and you can make it even cooler by using prints related to the theme of the party. Watch how your guests scramble around for winning this one!
Have fun and play around with balloons – you’ll get a lot of ideas in on the top of your head to use them creatively!
Make a colourful background
This is to guarantee you that it is fantastically simple to make a bright background. It is likewise very shoddy as streamers barely cost anything much. The result of the exertion will rely upon how well you stir up hues and match party topics.
Fold them over flame votives
This technique for using streamers is enormously compelling as a way to update straightforward flame votives, and the ombre impact made on these specific ones is beautiful.
Make a window ornament
Streamers are an excellent shoddy option for window ornaments. You can utilise countless assembles to help divide a substantial room. It can likewise be used to outline an entryway or a window.
Make a tablecloth
This is such a nice thought that in a split second add a fly of shading to your generally exhausting table and furthermore fills the need. Again you can change the hues to suit any subject or even copy banner hues (for example blue, red and white).
Tie them on the back of seats
Binds streamers to the backs of seats is an extraordinary thought as it helps to upgrade the feel of even the most straightforward of places and draw out the gathering state of mind and make things energising.
Transform them into decoration wreaths
Everybody cherishes beautifying sustenance/drinks tables with decoration wreaths however now and again it very well may be elusive ones that coordinate the shading plan, are the correct size and don’t cost the earth. In this way, including streamers as decorations is the ideal DIY arrangement!
Make accordion streamers
What’s far better than streamers? Accordion streamers. While streamers are fantastic alone, transforming them into accordion adaptations of themselves makes a different tasteful.
Make an overhang
While marginally additional tedious, this covering is in reality entirely simple to accomplish. The mystery? A hula band! You could likewise put inflatables at the focal point of the coating for an additional wow factor.
Transform them into ceiling fixtures
This is fundamentally the same as the thought above except for that as opposed to weaving the streamers through the room, you have given them a chance to hang off your hula circle or wire ring.
Make a table skirt
Even though as a rule people utilise an all-encompassing form of a table material to manage for a table skirt, it is in every case a lot more brilliant and more refreshing to use bright streamers to take care of business.
Make crepe paper confetti
Make a fast clump of handcrafted confetti by just punching openings into crepe paper streamers. You could likewise cut them into various sizes.
Make a paper rosette
This requires a touch of time just as a paste firearm and styrofoam ball. Be that as it may, it’s such a pretty venture. These eventual is particularly flawless to brighten a Mother’s Day simple breakfast or a child shower.
Parties are incomplete without return gifts – and especially when it’s kids party, you cannot let those naughty angels off without gifting them something right? And why gift them something boring when there are tonnes of interesting options out there? Here’s a list of interesting stuff which you can give back those kids as a token of your gratitude:
How about those cool badges which the kids love flaunting their favourite badges on their bags, sweatshirts and pouches! But to spruce it up a bit, you can get the badges customised! You can get the name of every child with a superhero or a cartoon –or any other idea which you can think of. The kids will love these badges and will also love you for the effort you put in!
Cushions with superhero or cartoon characters printed on them will be a hit among the little ones. Not only will they love the gifts, but these cushions will also find a prime location in their bedrooms! Get these cushions printed in bright colours and see the happy faces of the kids when they receive these cushions.
A stationery set will never go out of fashion, and if you’re running out of options and budget, this one’s always the best bet. Get a combined set of pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners and anything else you would want to add in it.
Personal mugs/stationery holder:
Colourful mugs with the names of kids printed on them – how cool is that? And to make it even better, you could go in for short yet motivational and inspirational quotes to be oriented along with the names.
Every child requires this! It’s a must during exams, drawing practice and also for a lot of other things, Get these in bright colours with kid-favourite cartoons and other characters and let the kids choose what they want! The best part about this gift is that it won’t ever go waste and will be of use any day.
Wooden photo frames:
Cute little wooden frames are definitely something the kids will love! You can even get these frames customised – with the names of individual kids on it. The kids will be really happy to push in photos they love the most into these little frames.
Just keep in mind that the return gifts should be kid-friendly and something that they would keep requiring in their everyday life.
One of our favourite recent additions to the shop would have to be our tiny 12cm balloons. They’re just so cute!! With a fantastic range of colours available we think they might just be the next big thing in party decorations! Use them to create the cutest cake topper, as table decoration or for photo props. Available now in packs of 10 these delightful little balloons can be filled with air or helium to really wow your guests! Here are some gorgeous ways you can use them at your next event.
We were absolutely thrilled to be invited to contribute to Love JK‘s Christmas magazine. The brief was to design a table for children that was fun and engaging so we created a mess and worry free setting with loads of fun activities. In addition to this we added a Reindeer Food Bar and a gorgeous dessert table filled with delicious treats.
We were incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity of working with some other super talented vendors for this photo shoot. Fields and Skies Photography, Kate’s Cookies and Cupcakes by Caela were a dream team and made the whole experience so much fun for us. Find these fabulous businesses on our vendor directory.
Would you like to know how to create your own fun filled kids table just like the one we designed for our Love JK contribution? Well you’re in luck because we have all the instructions right here! Not only will the kids have a fabulous time but it’s mess free too so you can relax and enjoy yourself as well.
The first thing to do when putting the table together is to make a tablecloth from kraft paper. We bought a roll from Officeworks and there was so much left over to use for wrapping gifts or craft activities for another time. Simply roll out the length you require and cut!
Mark out your place settings by drawing a square with a black marker and then next to each one write a list of important to-do’s for the kids to check off. You can change your list to suit your own family traditions.
Christmas Eve Party Children’s Table – Products available at Simply Sweet Soirees
We used disposable tableware with the exception of our vintage milk bottles to avoid any messy clean up and each child had one of our cute star jars filled with lollies to enjoy.
One of the biggest considerations when designing this table was to make it lots of fun without creating a huge mess. The kraft paper tablecloth could be turned into one great big colouring in sheet and we added pencils, little bitty bags filled with stickers and cute printed colouring sheets that we downloaded from Holiday Crafts and Creations.
The canapés shouldn’t be the only thing at your party with great taste! At Simply Sweet Soirees, we provide beautifully coordinated party supplies that are bang on trend, from our pastel polkadot cupcake papers to our elegant vintage glassware. Use our gorgeous mix and match party themes to get your creative juices flowing, then sprinkle a little sugar on top with delicious personal touches. Swap the usual kids party bags for treasure filled apothecary jars, or store your wedding bonbonniere in a funky hessian box. And we can’t think of a single occasion that isn’t improved by stripy paper milkshake straws! Choose Simply Sweet Soirees for a modern spin on retro chic event décor and watch your guests lick their lips.
We save you time and money by stocking a complete range of party accessories in one exclusive online boutique. Choose delightful paper plates with matching napkins, cake stands, bunting, stationery and more to take your favourite, fabulous party theme from the first invitation to the last balloon carried excitedly out the door.
A glamorous gold wedding is both elegant and timeless and is perfect to warm up a winter soiree while adding an opulence that guests won’t forget. Add touches of glittered style or go all out with gold decadence pervading every element of your special day. From gowns to stationery, decorations to delicious desserts there are so many gorgeous ways to incorporate this stunning colour scheme regardless of your wedding day budget. There are many DIY projects you can create at small expense to make a big impact.
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