New Year’s Eve Decorating

Are you throwing a New Year’s Eve party?  Make the party extra festive by adding some finishing touches to your decor.  Try a New Year’s centerpiece like this one using some of your Christmas ornaments:

I think it’s a wonderful idea to use clocks as a New Year’s theme.  As a cupcake topper (photo courtesy of Fiskars.com; check out the pattern to make these at www2.fiskars.com) or a decorative place setting:

Scatter clocks throughout the party area and have them set to go off at midnight!  (photo courtesy of MarthaStewart.com)

Countdowns make a fun decor element and coordinates well with the clock theme.  You can find directions on making these corkscrew countdown numbers on www2.fiskars.com in their crafting section.

photo credit below: Antonis Achilleos/Women’s Day
I just learned about the Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas just after midnight or on New Year’s day because they are believed to bring good luck and prosperity.  So as pictured, fill vases with black-eyed peas for good fortune and add some flowers for color and interest.

Another good fortune idea is to create your own fortune cookies with inspiring New Year messages inside of them.  The directions to make these can be found at www2.fiskars.com.  Just remember to have fun, be safe and to approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each day!  Happy New Year!
 

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