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Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas | http://www.roseclearfield.com

After the craziness of Christmas decorating, present buying and wrapping, baking, cleaning for company, etc., who has the energy to spend hours getting ready for a New Year’s Eve party? Last-minute New Year’s Eve party ideas to the rescue! I’ve rounded up my favorite food, printables, and decor ideas (including some fun DIYs, of course!) to make your new years as stress-free and fun as possible. Here’s to a great end to 2016!

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - Easy New Year's Eve DIY Decor | http://www.roseclearfield.com

I love this simple, sparkly New Year’s Eve decor from Kami of No Biggie. I’m sure most of you who love DIY projects already have the majority of the supplies on hand to make these beautiful bottles. You can pick up everything else you need at Michaels or on Amazon.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - Paper Star Headband | http://www.roseclearfield.com

A glittery paper star headband is a fun alternative to New Year’s party hats. Pick up the tutorial on Lia Griffith.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - New Year's Free Game Printable | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Sara and Melissa of Alice & Lois have a fun New Year’s game printable to get everyone sharing some of their highlights from the past year.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - Make Your Own Photo Booth Props | http://www.roseclearfield.com

For the right crowd, photo booth props are the best. Grab the New Year’s printables from The Life of Jennifer Dawn. If you want to take your New Year’s photos up another notch, consider making your own photo background or backdrop. There are a wealth of photo backdrop tutorials out there. To get you started, visit Oh Happy Day and Somewhat Simple.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - Ultimate New Year's Eve Party Playlist | http://www.roseclearfield

A custom playlist takes away the hassle of loading up music for the party but is a little more conducive to extended listening than a streaming radio station, which isn’t always well paced or just doesn’t provide enough variety. Grab a New Year’s Eve playlist from Sugar & Soul.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - 22 Savory Appetizers | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Of course, no New Year’s Eve party is complete without a little food and drink. Savory appetizers are a welcome change of pace after the plethora of sweets most of us consume at Christmas (not complaining). Check out the roundup over at Inspired By Lucille. These days my go-to savory appetizers are chicken lettuce wraps and mini calzones. Yesterday I shared the mini version of my pizza calzones. If you need even a few more ideas, check out my appetizers Pinterest board. If you aren’t over sweet appetizers yet, pick up a few recipes from my cookies board.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - Cranberry Chai Sangria | http://www.roseclearfield.com

I made Jessica’s cranberry Chai sangria for a get together in November, and it was awesome. I LOVE Chai, and cranberry is perfect for winter. She also recently shared recipes for honey vanilla pear margaritas and pear sangria, both of which would be great for New Year’s as well. If you’re looking for non-alcoholic options, I have a non-alcoholic drinks roundup I put together for Thanksgiving. Again, all of these flavor combinations will carry you right through the winter.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas - DIY Etched Champagne Flutes | http://www.roseclearfield.com

Finally, for the finishing touch for your New Year’s drinks, Clarissa of The View From Here has a simple tutorial for creating your own etched champagne flutes without actually etching glasses. No one will ever know the difference. Champagne flutes are a classic choice for New Year’s, but you can customize this concept for any type of glass. Clarissa also has a tutorial for a New Year’s Eve party platter, which is perfect for your new glasses.

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day?
If you have any favorite last-minute New Year’s Eve party ideas (recipes, DIY decor, etc.), feel free to share links in the comments!

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  • Clarissa December 29, 2016, 10:47 am

    Fabulous round-up if I do say so myself 😉 Thanks for the feature! And I LOVE the free printable game – definitely going to put that together for our New Year’s Eve get-together <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  • Maribeth December 29, 2016, 10:57 am

    I love this! Thanks for sharing! I was looking for some resources for New Year’s Eve and Day! Lots here to help me!

  • BeadedTail December 30, 2016, 10:01 am

    Great round up! We’ll be home for New Years Eve but wanted to have some appetizers instead of a big meal so I’m going to be checking out your links! Thanks!

    • Rose December 30, 2016, 10:16 am

      Thanks! Perfect!

  • shopgirl anonymous January 4, 2017, 2:23 pm

    What a fantastic collection you have compiled for the perfect new years eve party!!!

    • Rose January 4, 2017, 5:00 pm

      Thanks so much!

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