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Happy New Year from Catch My Party!

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We've got a lot of exciting changes on the horizon at Catch My Party, including a new site redesign! Now it will be even easier to find all the party ideas you need! Coming very soon...

 

Sugar-Rimmed Champagne Glass DIY

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This glam tutorial was sent to me from Kyla Federowicz of Fabtastic Events! What a fun and easy way to add some sparkle to your party tonight!

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Thanks, Kyla for this quick and easy tutorial. To learn more about Kyla, check her out at Fabtastic Events!

And to all of you, wishing you a safe and Happy New Year's! Please add your parties to our site, I'd love to see what you do!

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Easy Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Party Ideas

Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve party ideas

Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party is here with some New Year's Eve party ideas so you can celebrate the start of 2014 with your whole family!

We love having people over to help us count down to midnight. Most of our friends have children, and we like to include everyone in our celebrations. So here are my tips for creating a simple, fun, kid-friendly New Year’s party!  

Tip 1 - Pull out the Karaoke machine

Karaoke is such a perfect party activity for both kids and adults. My children love to sing, and I’m certain they’ll have a blast singing along with their friends. Plus, I know a few adults who would never pass up a chance at the mic.

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Tip 2 - Set up an easy kids' craft

I also recommend setting up an easy DIY craft, like these "create your own party horns," to keep the kids occupied until the final hours!

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

I bought some inexpensive party horns from my local 99cent Only store, along with silver tinsel. Then I went online and printed out different patterned paper in the colors of my choice.

This is a really simple craft to assemble, and it will keep your younger guests busy.

Supplies:

  • Party horns
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper
  • Tinsel {or embellishment of your choice}

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Step 1: Cut the paper in the length of the horn. It’s ok if it isn’t an exactly lined up.

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Step 2: Cover the horn with paper, and fasten it with clear tape.

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Step 3: Add your tinsel, or embellishment of choice to the bottom of your horn. I was able to attach the tinsel by using 2-sided tape.

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Tip 3 - Serve easy, kid-friendly treats

Trying to keep the sugar to a managable level, I’m planning to serve cookies, milk, and cupcakes this year at our party.

I found some darling mini martini glasses at Walmart, and knew they’d be perfect to serve milk in. I put a cookie on top for a little added touch. I'm going to serve the milk & cookies on a drink cart that I dressed up with a sequined table runner from HomeGoods.

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Cupcakes are my favorite party treat. To continue with my New Year’s theme, I'm topping the cupcakes with a “2014” topper from Creativities Galore, and mini disco balls for a little added sparkle. A little glitz and glam will definitely get your guest in the mood to celebrate!

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Tip 4 - Find an easy party favor that can also work as an activity

I found a package of champagne bottle bubbles on clearance at Walmart. I knew they'd work great as inexpensive party favors for the kids, and a little less messy than confetti at midnight!

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Who says New Year's Eve can't be fun with kids?! I think it's one of the best holidays to spend as a family!

Wishing you and yours health and happiness in 2014...

Kid Friendly Party Ideas for New Year's Eve

Thank you, Laura, for these easy New Year's Eve party tips ! To learn more about Laura, find her at Laura's Little Party and on Facebook and Pinterest.

4 Easy Tips For Throwing a New Year's Eve Party!

4 tips for throwing an awesome New Year's Eve partyWe've teamed up with Evite Gatherings and BevMo to bring you these 4 easy tips for throwing an unforgettable New Year's Eve party! When you think of New Year's Eve you think champagne... So take a look at these new and exciting ways to make your party a bubbly hit!

TIP #1 - Pick the perfect champagne

Here's an simple-to-understand champagne guide to find the champagne that's right for your party. The guide explains everything -- types of champagne, levels of sweetness, and color. After reading it, you'll never forget the difference between brut and extra brut again!

How to Pick the Perfect Champagne

TIP #2 -  Set up a "champagne bar" with free printables!

How about setting up a "bubbly champagne bar" using these free printables from Evite Gatherings. Now your guests can compare, taste, and even personalize their champagne drinks themselves.

New Year's Eve Champagne Bar

New Year's Eve Champagne Bar - free printables

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New Year's Even Champagne BarTip #3 - Serve signature champagne cocktails 

Instead of just serving straight up champagne, how about serving some fun and interesting champagne cocktails to wow your guests. These recipes are courtesy of BevMo, and since they're the experts, you know these will be good! Plus, you can buy all the ingredients at your local BevMo.

Whisky champagne cocktail recipe

Whiskey Champagne Cocktail

Chandon Rum and Honey Champagne Cocktail

 Chandon Rum and Honey Champagne Cocktail

Full Moon Champagne Cocktail

Full Moon Champagne Cocktail

Lemon drop Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Lemon Drop Champagne Cocktail

Chambord Sparkling Champagne Cocktail

Chambord Sparkling Champagne Cocktail

TIP #4 - Create ambiance with these easy DIYs from Evite

Add sparkle to your decor by glamming up your champagne bottles. And give your party an edgy modern look, by adding some marble touches to your stemware.

DIY Sparkly Champage Bottles

Sparkly Bottle DIY

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 Marble Tipped Stemware DIY

We, at Catch My Party, wish you a festive, fun New Year's, and a fantastic year ahead! And please add your New Year's Eve parties to our site. We'd love to see and show off what you do!

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For more inspiration, check out these amazing New Year's Eve parties from our site and our New Year's Eve party ideas Pinterest board.

This is a sponsored post by Evite and BevMo, but all the opinions are from Catch My Party.

{RECIPE} Puff Pastry Pizzas Perfect for New Year's Eve!

If you are looking for a last minute New Year's Eve appetizer, I've got the perfect one. These puff pastry pizzas are quick to make (10 minutes to prep, 15 minutes to bake) and they are super delicious!

They taste like mini pizzas with the added fluffiness and richness of puff pastry.

PUFF PASTRY PIZZA

Ingredients:

  • 2 roma tomatoes sliced thin
  • fresh mozzerella
  • fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan - we used a three cheese mix (fontina, asiago, and parmesan) from Wholefoods
  • olive oil
  • 1 package puff pastry dough
  • salt and pepper
makes 16

Directions:

Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut puff pastry into 2" x 3" rectangles.

Brush with a light coat of olive oil. Use a fork to polk about 8 - 10 holes in the center of the pastry where you are going to place the tomato slice.

Add your thin slices of tomato.

Add slices of mozzarella.

Add about a half turn of pepper, and a pinch of salt over the mozzarella.

Sprinkle grated parmesan on top.

Add thin slices of fresh basil.

Drizzle with olive oil.

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Since it's almost New Year's, I'm serving mine with champagne shooters made with champagne, a touch of cranberry juice, and a blackberry for garnish. They're not only pretty, they're yummy!

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve! I look forward to sharing parties, recipes, crafts and all that great stuff with you in 2013!!

Free New Year's Eve Party Printables + {2013 Calendar} from Love Party Printables

I do believe "The best is yet to come!"  So I'm very excited to be giving away this set of FREE New Year's printables from Ana at Love Party Printables. What a way to start the year!

And here's something extra special about this collection. Ana has included a printable 2013 calendar (yep, that's it above) that would make a great party favor or New Year's gift. Just print it out, roll it up, tie it with a pretty ribbon, and you're all set.

The printable collection includes: invitations, tented cards, blank tented cards, straw flags, favor tags, labels, napkin rings, party circles, water bottle labels, a cake topper, a "The Best is Yet to Come" banner, and 2013 printable calendar!

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING HERE

Here's the whole collection...

And here are the individual files...

To learn more about Ana, please visit her at Love Party Printables and Love Pretty Garlands.

For more New Year's party inspiration, check out these fabulous and festive New Year's parties on our site and these free printables.

 

FREE New Year's Party Printables from Pick.Print.Party.

Not only is Christmas right around the corner, but so is New Year's Eve. If you're hoping to welcome in 2013 in style, have I got the printable collection for you from Pick.Print.Party. I love how elegant and luxurious this "Hello 2013" collection is!

The set includes: invitations, table signs, folding tented cards, water bottle labels,  square tags, drink flags, and a "Happy New Year" banner.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING

Here's the whole collection...

Here are the individual files...

Thank you, Pick.Print.Party., for such a stylish set. To learn more about Pick.Print.Party. and see all of their designs, visit the Pick.Print.Party. Etsy shop and Facebook page.

And for New Year's party inspiration, check out all these gorgeous New Year's parties on our site.

 

How I'm Teaching My Daughter The Days of the Week

I've been trying to teach my daughter, Lainey, how days, weeks, and months all fit together, and I have to say, it's a lot to absorb.

So for the New Year, I thought I would get her a calendar, so she can see for herself. Then I found these free calendars and started printing them out.

First, I printed out this Doodle Monthly Calendar which I added pictures of her to. I'm planning to keep it on the fridge so she can look at it, touch it, read it... whatever she wants. I find she learns the best that way, and if it gets messed up, I can print a new one. Cute, right?

I also printed out this kid and parent calendar so she can start to see all the upcoming events in her life, because as a kid, it's so important to know what's around the corner. For Lainey, I can tell it definitely gives her a sense of control.

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She loved it, too, and helped me glue on the cute little labels this calendar comes with for playdates, doctor's appointments, vacations, etc. Now she can count the days to her friends' birthday parties.

As you know, I'm obsessed with my HP printer, so any new project I find, especially with photos, I'm game.  Maybe calendar birthday gifts for my parents this year?

Last Minute FREE New Year's Printables...

We're giving away three collections of free New Year's printables, and our readers have also sent in these two collections for me to share...

If you love chevron, check out these free gray chevron printables from Brandy of Simply Creative Insanity.

The collection includes: New Year's resolution place cards (love this idea!), wine gift tags, fold over food labels, drink flags, and an adorable "Keep Calm" 8x10.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES HERE

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And here's another playful chevron collection, this time in black and white, from Jennifer at BellaGrey Designs.  Jennifer's collection includes: 8x10 subway art, food labels, party circles, and a "Happy New Year" banner.

DOWNLOAD THE HIGH RESOLUTION FILES FOR PRINTING

 

Thank you, Brandy and Jennifer, for sharing your designs with our readers. And happy celebrating, everyone!

Some of My Favorite New Year's Eve Party Ideas...

If you're looking for some creative and exciting ideas to bring to your New Year's Eve party, here are my favorites (Click on the images to see more)...

CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES

How impressed would your guests be if you served them champagne cupcakes! If you're looking for a great recipe check this one out from Sprinkle Bakes, and for the easy version, take a look at what Betty Crocker has baked up.

BLACK AND WHITE DAMASK

An easy way to make a statement and add some style, is to use black and white damask. How about buying some cheap black and white damask fabric and using it as a table cloth, a table runner, or as part of a backdrop...

Plus, add these free damask printables to finish off the look.

GOLD AND SILVER

Add a few pieces of gold and silver to pump up the glam and to let people know that this is no small celebration (even if it is a small celebration :)).

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RETRO ELEMENTS

Adding tuxedos and top hats will add a touch of sophistication and whimsy to your party.

Here are some free retro printables that will add a festive 1920's feel to your party.

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FREE PRINTABLE NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION CARDS

How about asking your guests to write down their New Year's resolutions? Just print these cards out and pass them around. Good conversation starter, don't you think?

To get more ideas and inspiration, check out these great New Year’s parties on our site and these free printable collections

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