Family friendly NYE party! - LAURA'S little PARTY

Family friendly NYE party!

December 14, 2014

It is almost time to say, "Cheers to the new year"! Bring on the sparkle, the glitter, and the fun celebrations! I especially love this time of year. The excitement of starting anew is upon us!
Every year, right after Christmas, our house is brimming with preparation for our New Year’s party. We invite our closest friends for a quiet evening, as we wait for the ball to drop. I make sure there are plenty of fun munchies, and lots of beverages on hand. 
And because our friends have kids of all ages, just like us, we like to set out a special table for the younger guests to enjoy! 

You don’t need to spend a fortune on snacks for the kids, they’ll be happy with store bought treats. When you display them in a fun + inviting way, the no fuss snacks will surely be a hit! 

I bought a couple packages of Oreo cookies, and created a simple Oreo cake by stacking the cookies into a small tower, displayed on a cake stand. I also poured milk in miniature plastic martini glasses, and topped them with a cookie.

I stuffed Oreos into push up containers that were festively embellished with tinsel and fun printables, by Lauren Haddox Designs.

Mini sparkling cider bottles were displayed in tuxedo favor boxes that I found at Dollar Tree. Gold sparkly tulle was added, along with a straw, for quick sipping! 

Hostess cupcakes were set inside of cupcake wrappers, and topped with more festive paper decor. I added gold tinsel to the bottoms of the cupcake toppers, for a little added sparkle. Microwave popcorn filled ice cream cups, from Walmart, and topped with a mini disco ball ornament. 

Mini champagne bottles of bubbles were set out so the guests could quickly grab them once the clock struck midnight! 

I kept my decor to a minimum, but also wanted the small dessert set up to have a fun, sparkly vibe to it. I covered the table with a bubbly patterned fabric that I found at Walmart. Colors of silver, gold, and black filled every space of the festive table. My backdrop consisted of two foam boards taped together, and wrapped with chevron printed wrapping paper from HomeGoods. I also constructed a few faux cakes from styrofoam rounds from Dollar Tree, wrapping paper, tinsel, a mini boa, and a large circle printable tag, also from Lauren Haddox Design’s New Years collection. 

Make sure you have some take home boxes on hand! The guests will enjoy filling up their boxes with treats, and favors, to enjoy at a later time.

Wishing all of you a happy, safe, and prosperous 2015 - Happy New Year!!

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