Whether it’s your annual New Year’s Eve party or your friends convinced you to host for the first time, the biggest night of the year is soon approaching. After the food and champagne, the most important part of an NYE party is the decoration. If your time — and DIY attention span — is limited, try one of these simple New Year’s Eve party decorating ideas to get the party started.
1. Decorate Mini-Champagne Bottles With Glitter
Check off party favors, drinks, and decorations from your to-do list in one fell swoop with this simple decoration. Toast in a very sparkly 2016 with these pretty mini-champagne bottles with glitter.
2. Build Your Own Mimosa Bar
Add some extra excitement to the ball drop at midnight. Grab some pastry tubes, make confetti out of your leftover tissue paper from holiday gifts, and hand out to your guests to pop at midnight with this homemade party popper.
4. DIY Champagne Bottle Emoji Backdrop
The best parties of 2015 included an Instagrammable wall or backdrop. Recreate the champagne bottle emoji with a free printable and prepare to have your wall trending on Instagram this New Year’s Eve.
5. Get Festive With Confetti-Filled Balloons
If you have leftover homemade confetti from your party poppers, use it to fill clear balloons. Add a fun message and hang your confetti-filled balloons for a quick decoration.
6. Artfully Arrange a Bar Cart
Nothing says “decorating pro” like a beautiful bar cart. Stock your favorite liquors, display your beautiful decanter and add festive paper straws for an Instagram-worthy bar cart.
7. Create a Colorful Backdrop With Streamers
Never spend money on store-bought confetti again. Use a decorative paper punch to create this homemade confetti you can make while binge watching that TV show you started over the holidays.
9. Make Mini-Planter Party Favors
Succulents are so trending right now. You can pick up a bunch of tiny succulents at a hardware store for only a few dollars. If you’re hosting a NYE dinner party, paint four-inch clay pots for pretty planter place cards your guests can take home at the end of the night.
10. String Together a Tassel Garland
A tassel garland is one party decoration you’ll want to keep after the party. The best part? You can make one out of virtually any material. Use tissue paper, yarn, or even upcycle leftover party napkins to create a garland like the one pictured here.
11. Craft a Tulle Pom-Pom Backdrop
Tulle isn’t just for tutus — use it to create fun pom-poms that you can hang on your wall to create a selfie-station, string them in garlands, or set them on tables.
12. Make Party Poppers From Toilet Paper Tubes
If you really left decorating to the last minute, you can make party poppers from toilet paper tubes! These are incredibly kid-friendly and make for a great NYE craft station for the kiddos. Save this decorating trick for other holidays, too.
13. Put Christmas Lights in a Wine Bottle