When planning your New Year’s Eve party, don’t forget the favors! These custom-made DIY New Year’s Eve party poppers, inspired by Brit + Co, will delight friends and family, showering them with streamers and confetti. They won’t believe you made them yourself!
Party poppers are fun — the equivalent of indoor fireworks — and these homemade versions are quiet, colorful and inexpensive. You can do them up to match your party decor’s colors, or glue stickers, metallic foil stars, glitter or confetti to the outside.
You can customize the confetti inside the poppers, too, with glitter, shiny confetti, paper confetti, paper shreds, or paper streamers. Enclose tiny trinkets in the poppers, like stickers, small rings, or pieces of candy, for guests to find when they pop them open.
Look through your scrapbooking paper stash, or check a craft store (online, too) to find the perfect paper, as well as the other supplies. Specialty party and catering suppliers carry cake push pops, and party stores offer large selections of confetti and trinkets.
Fun kids’ activity for New Year’s Eve
Create one party popper for each hour of the party for each child to pop at the top of every hour. (For example, if you’ve invited four kids to a party that begins at 7:30, you’ll need 20 poppers in total.) Use numbered stickers to help keep track of when it’s time to let each popper rip! This activity gives kids something to look forward to during the party, as they count down to the end of the year.