New Years Hacks
Among the many lessons that the challenges of 2020 have taught us, one of the most important might be the reminder to appreciate the beauty of the small things. As we welcome the new year and the hope that it brings, here are some little do-it-yourself ways to add some magic and memory to your 2021 countdown!
1.Glitter Ice Cubes
Here’s a way to add some glitz to a classic decorative arrangement. Take some glitter (edible if you can find it!) and fill your ice trays before freezing your ice. So, Find a transparent container to showcase your champagne and colorful cubes. A simple yet effective way to add some color to your night!
2.Cotton Candy Champagne Bombs
You can elevate your champagne game even further with this cute compliment to our first suggestion. Unfurl some cotton candy and hide more of that edible glitter or sprinkles inside, packing the cotton candy into a little ball. When dropped into your champagne, the candy will drizzle down like technicolor rain and leave the glitter floating atop like a splash of fireworks.
Okay, Oreos are pretty immaculate on their own, but a dollop of cream makes for the perfect clock face. Use appropriately-sized sprinkles and icing to capture the excitement of the New-Year countdown—you can even recreate the passing of the minutes with each cookie! We challenge you to keep them uneaten until midnight, though.
4.Soda Bottle to Fill Balloons
Ever wonder how they manage to get glitter into balloons? Turns out it’s pretty simple! Take a soda bottle and cut off the bottom half, leaving you with a makeshift funnel. Stretch the mouth of the balloon over the mouth of the bottle and fill to your heart’s content. The glitter-filled balloons are perfect to welcome 2021 with a shimmering bang—just be sure to keep your vacuum handy!
It can be frustrating when you’re not sure if you’ve got your cup or someone else’s, and while using a marker to write names works fine, there’s always that second of confusion. By snipping off the mouth of balloons of assorted colors to wrap the bottoms of your glasses, not only do you make them easier to identify, but you have yet another way to build on color themes.
6.K-Cups Over Christmas Lights
If you’ve got leftover K-Cups, make good use of the potential waste to brighten up the festivities. Punch a small hole into the bottom of several cups and place them over the bulbs of color light bulbs. The cups will catch the light and amplify the colors of the bulbs, basking the scene in a warm glow.
Just as we did with the Oreos, this trick makes use of the natural shape of a classic treat to add some character to an otherwise everyday snack. Snip off bits of black olives to recreate the bow-tie and buttons of a tuxedo shirt, using a nice wedge of your favorite cheese as the shirt proper. Not only these cracker combos cute and straightforward. But also tasty in their combination of the bite of the olives and the creaminess of the cheese.
8.Glitter Dipped Cups
If you haven’t had enough glitter in your decorations yet, then get an eyeful of this. With the use of spray-on adhesive and the glitter of your choice, you can turn plain plastic cups into dazzling adornments. Just make sure you leave some of the cups bare near the top to give your guests room to hold the cups.
9.New Year’s Dippers
Make use of handy, pre-packaged dough sheets to mold 2021s into crispy little dippers. Using a pizza cutter or knife, slice apart slim slices of unfurled dough sheets. And gently shape them into twos, ones, and zeroes. Arrange your digits so that they touch and then give your dippers some egg wash before popping them in the oven. A simple, yet creative way to add some festivity to your spread.
10.New Year’s Chips and Dip
Presentation, presentation, presentation. As an alternative to regular old bowls, consider using champagne glasses and a top hat. But not your dad’s nice one to hold your salsa and guacamole and chips, respectively. In conclusion, Maybe that’ll help you feel fancy even as you’re licking leftover salsa from your fingers!