I had such a fun time making the New Year’s Eve 2013 Glittery Numbers, I decided to make some printables and use them for a festive New Years Eve Party!!
Here’s a preview — and I’ll tell you more about each later in this post:
The glittery numbers were such fun to make that I wanted to build the whole New Year’s Eve party around gold!
While the numbers were fun to hold, my daughters refused to hold them up for the whole party, so I had to think of a new idea.
I hung the numbers on the wall using 3M Command Hooks and I used gold ball chain from Lowe’s to string the numbers across the wall from each hook. You may remember that the numbers have bendable wire in the center, so I simply bent the numbers to hang as flat as possible against the wall. It’s fun that the numbers have some depth to them — so I didn’t worry too much if they didn’t hang perfectly flat against the wall. If you wanted them to be more straight along the wall instead, you could simply hang each numbers using a Command Hook for each one.
Next, I moved on to the serving table. To continue my gold theme, I took some gold spray paint and painted an old plastic tray, along with some mason jar drink tops.
And I put a clear platter on top of a clock, and set it to almost midnight. I love that you can see the clock through the clear platter.
Then my nice husband helped me make some free printables for a festive GOLD New Years Party!
We made Drink Holder Signs with slits to put the straws through.
And also Banner Cupcake Toppers (I also used them as toppers on my cake).
Then we created some little bag toppers for favors. I found the bags at Walmart in the craft section, they are 3 inches wide by 4 inches tall.
We have three different kinds. Ones that say:
Celebrate a GLITTERY New Year 2013
Celebrate the New Year with a BANG 2013
Celebrate a SWEET New Year 2013
And I framed one of the SWEET printables and put it in a little frame for the dessert table too.
Feel free to use any of the printables for your own use.
And I am also giving away
a $75 gift card to Lowe’s:
you can enter through the Rafflecopter Widget at the bottom of the post.
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A few notes on why I made the printables the way I did:
- The layouts are made to print reasonably well on an inket or laserjet printer — or to be printed at your local FedEx office (Kinkos) or other print shop.
- The colors are made to evoke gold and silver.
Use the scribd links to download each printable. You can choose any or all of the variations of the party favor toppers!
Here are the straw medallions. There’s a small gray line on the top and the bottom of each medallion through which to put the straw. I used an x-acto knife to cut quickly along each line. Remember to place the straw through the medallion so that the straw goes behind the middle of each medallion.
The “food flags” have a notched end only on one side to make it easier for you to cut out and tape — the back side is shorter so you can easily use a bit of scotch tape on the back to attach them to the toothpicks (or double-sticky tape if you’re feeling fancy).
For the new year’s eve party favors toppers, it’s easy to print these, cut, fold in half along the grey line, and staple to the top of your treat bags. This is the first variation with the “glittery” phrase:
Here’s the second variation with the “sweet” phrase:
And the final variation with the “bang” phrase:
And don’t miss your chance to win a $75 Lowe’s Gift Card!
Best wishes for an awesome New Year’s Eve Party!