Throw The Best New Year’s Party Ever With 20 DIY Food, Drink, And Decor Ideas

New Year’s Eve sets the bar for the rest of your year, so this year make sure your NYE party starts 2015 with a bang, not a fizzle. Take your party to a new level with these 20 DIY party ideas. From food and drinks to eco-friendly decor, you’re sure to impress your guests with these projects. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite.

1.) Fill clear balloons with confetti for a sparkly twist, then pop them at the stroke of midnight.

See how it’s done here.

2. Fill clear ice buckets with frozen water balloons, instead of ice, to keep bottles of liquor and champagne cold.

It’s a colorful and practical party trick.

3.) Make a pretty centerpiece with noisemakers. They’ll be within reach when the countdown starts.

See more details here.

4.) Glittery candles make for eye-catching New Year’s Eve decorations (just make sure to use the right year).

Check out the tutorial here.

5.) Dip shot glasses in chocolate and sprinkles for a tasty and colorful treat.

Candy’s not just for kids.

6.) Make a bright chandelier out of glow sticks.

See more glow stick decor ideas here.

7.) Re-use holiday wrapping paper and make garland.

It’s inexpensive and eco-friendly.

8.) Skip store-bought poppers and make your own.

Read the instructions here.

9.) Kids will love crafting a noisemaker out of an old soda bottle.

See the step-by-step here.

10.) These pink champagne cake pops are a definite crowd-pleaser.

Dipping cake pops in chocolate helps them stay moist and delicious.

11.) Garnish pink champagne with cotton candy.

Or, pour white champagne over a pink cotton candy-filled glass and watch the color change.

12.) Rock candy also makes a gorgeous garnish for champagne.

You can also use them candy sticks as drink stirs.

13.) For a non-alcoholic treat, serve ice cream in a stemmed glass with a sparkler on top.

The presentation will thrill your guests.

14.) For kids or kids-at-heart, go for cookies and milk, served in a champagne flute.

You can’t beat a classic.

15.) Replace your regular lightbulbs with colored ones.

You’ll be amazed at how much the atmosphere will change.

16.) Cover your champagne bottles in glitter for a festive look.

Get the tutorial here.

17.) Serve champagne sans glasses by making champagne Jell-O shots.

The champagne puts an effervescent twist on these typical party poppers.

18.) Make pretty gold cotton candy for your guests.

Check out the instructions here.

19.) Take your desserts up a notch by dusting them with edible gold glitter.

You can purchase edible glitter here.

20.) Glitter, glue, and pasta makes an adorable sparkly garland.

Read the instructions here.

I don’t think I can choose just one of these tips… so I’ll go for all of them! All these treats are making me hungry…is it December 31st yet?