Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve Ideas

How do you celebrate the Eve of a New Year? Do you go out? Do you stay home? Friends or Family or Both? Here are some fun DIY ideas from around the web.

new year's eve countdown bags. i'm going to attempt to put this together for the boys... but secretly i'm hoping they don't make it past 9 pm.  :)

and these ones are pretty darn cute too via  hoosier homemade :: as seen on someday crafts

sequin photo booth via oh happy day

new year's mirror ball via compulsive craftiness :: as seen on craft gawker

new year's party in a box via dandee

sequin bauble ring via martha stewart

sequin stir sticks via somewhere splendid

diy confetti system via punky style

happy new years card... this is great if you didn't get your christmas cards out in time

As for us, since having kids, we're homebodies... which I enjoy.  I always found that although New Year's Eve is marketed as being the pinnacle of celebrations... it would usually fall flat.  Too expensive, too crowded and someone always ends up spilling on your favorite shoes.  Am I right?

When the kids are a little older, I'd love to throw a family-friendly New Years Eve bash, but until then...  it's all about our little family of 4 staying up late (or at least trying to) and cuddling on the couch while listening to good music and nibbling on yummy snacks.  Can't think of a better way to ring in the New Year!

Have a Safe & Happy New Year!