A lovely reader requested an updated “Happy Things” jar printable and we were more than happy to oblige. We thought we’d kick off the New Year by sharing the new printable with everyone!
Last year I designed this “Happy Things” jar to collect memories from 2014. You can read all about it right here 🙂
For those of you who participated in the Happy Things of 2014, what were your favorite memories?
Click on the picture below to download the 2015 FREE printable!
Our New Year’s resolution is to add even more memories, quotes, adventures, accomplishments, and so much more to our Happy Things 2015 jar. We hope you’ll join us!
Each year we hear more requests for an updated Happy Things Printable and we are here to deliver! Click below to download the newest printables!
Thank you all so much for your comments and shares! Wishing you all a very happy holiday and a happy New Year!
Looking for a little last minute activity for your kiddos to ring in the new year? Try this balloon pop countdown!
We used a gold paint pen to draw numbers on some colorful balloons and added curled white ribbon. These are stuck to a wall with double stick tape, but you can also scatter them around the floor and have your kids hunt for each number!
We numbered ours 1-12 so the fun can start at noon. Every hour, on the hour, have someone pop a balloon! Or, change the numbers and pop them every half hour until midnight, starting whenever your guests arrive and your party starts!
Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you all have a safe, fun, and magical evening. See you next year!
Who says the kiddos get to have all the fun? This sweet drink will make you feel like a kid again (well, minus the alcohol, of course).
On your designated cocktail table or bar cart, place a tray of champagne glasses and a bottle of bubbly. Put a stick of rock candy into each glass and let your guests do the rest! We used blue rock candy, but any color will do! The clear rock candy makes an extra classy look while still being sweet and fun.
Remember to drink responsibly and have a safe and happy New Year! 🙂
These memory balloons are the perfect way to decorate for New Year’s Eve AND reminisce about the past year!
All you need are some helium-filled balloons, tape, and printed pictures of your favorite memories from 2014.
Your party guests and little ones will love to see the moments you’ve chosen and of course they’ll love seeing their own faces amidst the balloons!
Memories we included were snow angels at the boys’ grandparents house, a fun week at the beach with cousins, and Cooper’s 8th birthday. What are your favorite memories from 2014?
When the Christmas parties have come and gone you might find yourself with a recycling bin full of wine and champagne bottles. Put a few of those to good use in your New Year’s Eve decor!
Supplies: four glass bottles, metallic spray paint, glitter scrapbook paper, numbers stencil, stem wire, tape, and curling ribbon.
1. Thoroughly clean the glass bottles. To remove the labels, soak in hot soapy water for ten minutes and peel away labels. Remove any remaining glue with Goo Gone or nail polish remover. After using Goo Gone, clean the bottles again with warm soapy water. Let dry completely.
2. In a well-ventilated area (we always suggest doing this outside!), spray the bottles with the spray paint according to directions on the can. Let dry completely.
3. Trace the numbers onto the glitter scrapbook paper and cut out.
4. Tape stem wire to the back of the numbers.
5. Put stems into the bottles (fold or cut any stems that are too long).
6. Cut pieces of curling ribbon and curl using scissors. Add ribbons to the mouth of the bottles and around the bases of the bottles.
Place this centerpiece in the middle of the dinner table or on an entryway table or coffee table. It’s fun and festive and can be used again and again! (Just don’t forget to change the date next year 😉 )
Here’s a fun and easy way to add some New Year’s Eve excitement to your dessert table. We grabbed the tinsel drink stirrers we made last year and popped them in some cupcakes!
Click here to see how you can make your own tinsel swizzle sticks that double as cupcake toppers! And find a yummy NYE cocktail as well!
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While the adults are sipping on bubbly, all the late-night kiddos can have their own New Year’s Eve drink!
The milk bottles are from Target’s Dollar Spot and you can find the fun paper straws at any craft store!
To add sprinkles: generously spread cake icing around the rim of the glasses. Pour some sprinkles into a bowl and dip the frosted glass into it to cover with sprinkles.
After the little ones finish the milk, they’ll LOVE eating the sprinkles and frosting!