Have a Ball This New Year’s Eve

I am going to be for real here…  The Happy Hubs and I are not huge celebrators of New Year’s.

We joke that we’re a couple of old people because our buns are in bed on the 31st usually before ten!

With that said, however, I am quite fond of that giant, sparkly ball that drops in Times Square (even though I don’t usually get to see it because I am sleeping).

So here are some fun ideas that will help your Happy Home have a ball this New Year’s Eve (if you can make it to midnight!).

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These Ball Drop Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are quite festive.

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Grab a few styrofoam balls and some leftover Christmas supplies (like a bunch of silver ribbons or silver tinsel) and with a little glue you will suddenly have several shimmering New Year’s Eve Balls to enjoy!

Check out Blue Skies Ahead for the how-to.

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Looking for something fun to give the Happy Buddies while you’re waiting for midnight?

These Surprise Balls from Little Wonders’ Days are just the thing!  Go HERE to find out how all that stuff in the photo gets wrapped up in a magical surprise-revealing ball of crepe paper!

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This Sparkly Sequined Ornament from Kaboose is a great craft for older Happy Buddies to do – not to mention the added bonus of it being a pretty-little something to hang on the tree before the night’s over.

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This Times Square Cheese Ball from Spoonful looks so delicious and is really easy to make – what a party show-stopper!

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I love a good craft with a paper plate.

Unintentional SAHM simply threw some glitter down on one with her Happy Buddy to make these glistening New Year’s Eve Paper Plate Balls.  Add a wooden skewer and you are done!

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And, finally, I love making these awesome New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Crafts every year!

You can grab the FREE Printable template and instructions right here at Happy Home Fairy.

However you celebrate (eyes open or closed) I hope that 2013 drops into your lap with a ball of fun!

Happy New Year’s Eve Time Square Ball-ing! :-)

3 thoughts on “Have a Ball This New Year’s Eve

  1. One nice thing about living on the west coast is that we celebrate and watch the ball drop in NY at 9:00pm our time and then don’t feel like we missed out! Sleep is more important, especially with kids! :) Wanted to say that we printed your countdown printable last year and laminated it. Just hung it up today! Happy New Year!

  2. I just have to send you a holiday thank you for your blog. I am a full time teacher and mom of 2 awesome girls and your posts make me look like such a better mom. My friends always comment on my creativity and I always give you credit. And my girls have a BLAST with your projects and ideas. I love reading your stuff its my little secret break each day from a very busy life. Thank you and happy new year to you and your family.

  3. This year, I am planning to try an idea I read about called New Year’s bags – similar to your gift balls, except I am putting the little gifts into separate bags (I’m using 5 brown lunch bags for each child, so 10 total.) Then, I made paper clocks from bright copy paper to attach to the outside of each bag and got really fun fireworks looking bows to decorate them. I have a bag for each of my kids to open each hour as we countdown until “midnight” – we will start at 5:00 pm and open a bag, then another at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 (when we watch the NYC ball drop!)

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