Happy New Year!

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New Year’s Eve parties are all about celebrating the memories of the past year while looking forward to a new year full of opportunities and most importantly having a great time with family and friends! Here are some fun ways to ring in the New Year with your family.

1) Balloon Drop

Having a balloon drop is a great way to celebrate the New Year, especially for the kiddos! This can be a great way for your kids to experience the Ball Drop without staying up until midnight.

What you’ll need:

* 1 rectangular plastic tablecloth

* Ball of yarn

* Painter’s tape

* Scissors

* Hole punch

* Balloons

* Confetti (optional)

For full instructions with pictures visit: http://ideas.evite.com/diy/diy-balloon-drop/

2) DIY Noisemakers

New Year’s Eve is a time when we actually embrace noise, so what better way for your family to “ring” in the New Year than with DIY noisemakers. These two options for homemade noisemakers will add some creativity and fun to your family’s New Year’s celebration.

What you’ll need (Noisemaker Balls):

* Clear Plastic Ornament Balls

* Beads

* Washi Tape

* Hot Glue

What you’ll need (Jingle Sticks):

* Large Craft Sticks

* Jingle Bells

* Ribbon

* Gold Paint (optional)

For full instructions with pictures visit: http://projectnursery.com/2013/12/new-years-eve-noisemakers/#

3) DIY Pipe Cleaner Party Crowns

Fun party hats are always a must on New Year’s Eve! Here are some creative ideas for your family to make your own unique and personalized party crowns!

What you’ll need:

* Plastic prong headband

* Metallic pipe cleaners (various colors)

* Scissors

* Glue

* Craft gems, studs, and pom-poms (optional)

For full instructions with pictures visit: http://www.brit.co/diy-pipe-cleaner-crowns/

4) Milk and Cookies New Year’s Toast

A milk and cookies toast is a fun and cute way for the whole family to join the New Year’s toast so that nobody is left out of the tradition. While the adults of the family are toasting to the New Year with champagne the kids can be toasting with milk and cookies!

What you’ll need:

* Small round glasses

* Milk

* Chocolate chip cookies

* Melting chocolate

* Sprinkles

For full instructions with pictures visit: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/food/view/new-years-eve-midnight-milk-and-cookies

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