Real Party - Rockin' New Year's Eve Bash

Me and my menfolk had a Rockin' New Year's Eve...the boys made it to midnight and we watched the fireworks off The Space Needle on TV! But first, we started the night at our museum's Rockin' New Year's Bash; an annual tradition of ours to attend...
Could you tell, the boy's hat is The Joker? While we were there, they shared with us an article in our local paper, with a recent article on the museum with his balloon Batman mask photo from last year as the headline photo.

Next up, back home to start the festivities...a few pictures were in order... Photo walls are so hot right now, and with extra-wide gift wrapping paper and a few props, it was Magic Time.

Our party table is inspired by the amazingness that Chris from Celebrations At Home and her Fabulous Sweets Party. The best part was reusing many of my own items, which is a definite money saver.The Operation Shower printables from Love The Day have my favorite colors and being a military family and all about spreading the word, we had to use them. I, too, have the TableVogue cover and I love it so...the blank canvas is the perfect jumping point.

Tonight's motto - no baking. Who says store-bought treats aren't just as special? Fortune cookies and giant marshmallows dipped in candy melts with white nonpareils are fun and easy to do. Yes, those are Hostess Cupcakes. Apparently hubby loves them...I learn new things about him every day!
The tent cards are part of a printable package from the giveaway I won from the lovely Sandra Downie Events. I added some bling with adhesive sequins that I found clearanced out in the Christmas section. I love after-Christmas sales.

Psst...don't be content to use standard party blowers, make them fabulous! Take off the whistle, unroll the body and use it as a template on coordinating paper. I found clock scrapbook paper that I also used to line my white platters. If you haven't jumped on board with lining tableware with scrapbook paper, where have you been?

The silver and blue sequin branches were another sweet after-Christmas score. The filler is just acrylic ice that I've had forever.
What? You don't have mirror squares? OK, you need to get yourself some, you can find them in various sizes and shapes at your favorite craft store. They are an inexpensive way to make a table sparkle and add interest. I'm

I was too excited to find these rub-ons that I added to our own glasses. Rock candy stirrers added a fun element and turned the milk a little blue too!
I'm all about affordable decor and you can't beat my paper snowflakes Mix and match paper to perfectly match your decor!

OK, I gotta shamelessly share the boys trying not to OD on sugar...
water and popcorn box labels - Operation Shower printables from Love The Day
tent cards - Sandra Downie Events
pattered gift wrapping paper - Target
paper straws - Bake It Pretty
scrapbook paper and rub-ons - Michael's

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