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Can you believe we’re almost at the start of another year? It feels like only yesterday I was wearing giant New Year’s glasses emblazoned with “2-0-0-0.” Several years have passed, but I still turn to classic party poppers when I need a fun and chic favor idea. What I love most about them is that they’re easy to make and are just as festive on the outside as they are on the inside. (Bonus: We also have an amazing cocktail recipe perfect for that classic midnight toast.)

handmade new years party poppersNew Year’s Eve Party Poppers

Use recycled gift-wrap tubing and fill with cellophane-wrapped chocolates, homemade treats or small gifts. Decorate with ribbon and colored paper. You can also turn the poppers into a game by numbering each one and then have guests trade the packages Yankee Swap-style.

new years eve cocktail recipeLiam’s Midnight Toast Cocktail

This colorful and flavorful cocktail is the perfect drink for toasting at New Year’s Eve. Get the Recipe for Liam’s Midnight Toast >>

It’s a little early, but Happy New Year!

10 Responses

  1. Rachael says:

    I love that party popper idea, they look so chic!

    Rachael http://thethriftypicker.blogspot.com/

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  3. Christina says:

    A pretty and sophisticated way to start out the New Year. That cocktail looks delish! :)


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  7. selenar says:

    I love the wrapped chocolate idea, it would also work great for a ice breaker game! last holiday my big hit was voli vodka skinny cocktails, but this year I am def trying out this idea :)

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  9. gustavo says:

    I liked the recipe poppers. Excellent! poppers

  10. imisanal says:


Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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