We don’t do a lot for New Year’s Eve and haven’t gone out for it in years. Still, I do like to make it festive and while I don’t switch out all of my holiday decor, I did re-do my Christmas table for New Year’s.
As a blogger for Oriental Trading Company, I had a great opportunity to have some fun with some of their party planning products, and to plan a party of my choice. I went with a black and white Parisian theme, perfect for New Year’s Eve.
For the centerpiece, I decided to make a New Year’s Hat ( similar to the Snowman hat I did for Christmas) using a coffee can and scrapbook paper.
For this you will need:
- Empty Coffee Can
- Scrapbook paper ( Black and White Paper Pack, OTC)
- Paper Straws ( Black and White Stripe, OTC)
- Glittered cardstock
- Mirrored Cardstock
- Die cut letters
Measure and cut paper to fit around the can. Adhere with strong adhesive ( I used a strong double sided tape). Cut a larger circle from the glittered cardstock for the brim and hot glue the bottom of the can to the brim.
Once your basic “hat” is constructed, embellish however you like! I used some leftover ribbon, pipe cleaners, and a button. I used more paper from the stack along with mirror cardstock and my Silhouette to make the signs that went into my hat.
In keeping with the hat theme, I made these mini top hat table decorations. You could also make these wearable by gluing to a headband.
Mini Top Hats:
- Heavy Cardstock
- Hot Glue
I found the pattern here: Mini Top Hat Tutorial and cut the pieces out of silver glitter cardstock
To finish off the mini top hats, I added bows made from ribbon leftover from Christmas and little pennants I made on my computer and adhered with the striped paper straws I used in the centerpiece:
I also made little party hats out of these polka dot treat cones from OTC:
I used some leftover tinsel garland to embellish. The galvanized pails are also from OTC and were perfect for holding napkins and utensils (both from Oriental Trading Company). I used some Paris themed washi tape and gold vinyl to decorate the pails.
And even though no one in my house will actually eat the black eyed peas, since they’re a symbol of good luck for New Years ( and they matched my color theme) I used them to weigh down my buckets.
Oriental Trading Company products used in this post ( I was provided with products used in this post but ideas and opinions are mine)
- Black and White Paper Pack
- Black and White Striped Straws
- Galvanized Buckets
- Paris Washi Tape
- Black and White Napkins