Celebrate the New Year

Start the new year with a bash. Planning a party is stress-free with our easy projects and quick decorating ideas.

At Your Service

Outfit a wire shelf unit (#64014) with casters (#1513) to create a portable bar cart for about $80 [$78]. Add S-hooks and straight hooks to hang bottle openers and other utensils. Fill the shelves with food and drink and roll it all out. The best part? Assembly is easy — no tools required. When the evening is over, use the cart in the kitchen as a portable pantry.

Rolling cart for drinks and food

Remember Those Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are great conversation topics. Write and share them at the party on dry-erase boards (#336401) with markers.

Is That My Drink?

Guests can express themselves — and remember which drink is theirs — with emoticon drink markers. Enlarge letters and symbols and print them on computer paper. Then attach them to glasses using spray adhesive (#54193) that can be repositioned.

Champagne glasses labeled with emoticons

Calling in Favours

Display party favours in glowing LED Koozies. Guests will love taking them home at the end of the night.

Lighted Koozie with party favours

Glow with It

Make it a night to remember and take the party outside. Outdoor lighting, a portable heater, and fire pit turn an outdoor space into an entertainment area any time of year. Hang Christmas lights to enhance the atmosphere. Arrange outdoor seating (#355066) around a fire pit.

Party guests by fire pit

Bright Ideas

No one can miss the food table when it’s this lit up! Attach string lights under the table with cable ties and cover with a tablecloth. Then welcome the new year with a glowing sign (about $27 plus lights and paint). Just trace the number pattern on a sheet of Styrofoam and cut out with a jigsaw. Drill holes near the edges for the string lights. Download the pattern and how-to instructions for free.

Food table beneath lighted 2013 sign


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