Happy New Year…Kid Style!

I hope you had a nice Christmas holiday…we (er, I) took a little break from blogging to spend some QT with my husband and kids, but with another holiday upon us (New Year’s is tonight!), I can’t abandon my obsession with celebrating with crafts!

New Year’s Eve seems like the one holiday that kids get the short end of the sparkler. It happens past their bedtime, it involves bubbly (and I’m not talking about the bath kind),  and let’s face it, we adults allow ourselves to let loose a bit on the eve of the new year. We can’t let our kids see us acting out like that! But, there are some little things you can do with them before the clock strikes 8:30 (or whatever their bedtime is) to bring them into the fun a bit.

I love party blowers, but I have never seen them for sale in patterns or colors that I like. So I tried my hand at making my own, and really, they are so fun to make and so easy! I’ll admit, I followed the DIY instructions from Julep, and I couldn’t think of any way to perfect them. I did use patterned paper straws and added silver tape where the paper meets the straw. And the paper I used was origami paper, not wrapping.









These 3 genius ideas are all from Sweet Little Peanut.



Dipping the rim of a shot glass full of milk in sprinkles makes me insanely happy.











And I’m crazy about the decoupaged soda bottle noisemaker.









Who wouldn’t love sprinkle and white chocolate covered oreo pops?





And just for a little awww-candy, I had to add this pic of my little Sommer. I always see people serving kids plastic champagne flutes, but honestly, my kids (ages 3 and almost 2) would spill those in 3 seconds. So I gave my daughter’s OXO sippy cup a little makeover with some tinsel tied to the handles and a dated paper band around the center. Easy, cute, and special for a little tike.

Best wishes to you for the year ahead! Blogging will resume it’s regularly scheduled program!

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