Friday Favorites–New Year’s Eve

One more holiday-displaced Friday Favorites, then we’re back to actual Fridays!  I can’t believe we’re already staring into the face of 2011.  Here’s a few of my favorite ideas for saying goodbye to the old and ringing in the new.

On New Year’s Eve 1999, I tried to create time capsules to be opened at some later date.  Sadly, not only can I not remember whether I actually finished them, but if I did I don’t know where they are.  I think it’s time to try again with these Cookie Tin Time Capsules from Kaboose.

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When the clock strikes midnight, you gotta make some noise.  It’s a rule.  Thanks to this Popcorn Tin Noisemaker from Sassy Sites, you can do it in style.

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While we’re on the subject of noise, here are some cute Noisemakers from Make and Takes, and you probably have everything you need to make them on hand.

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My kids have always been champions at staying up late, and not just on New Year’s Eve.  There’s always a couple of hours between eating and the midnight chaos where they need to be kept busy.  I think this Big-As-Life Board Game from Craft would be the perfect thing.

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It’s always about now that I start to look forward to putting away the Christmas stuff.  We leave it up until New Year’s Day, but sometimes I try to throw in something new, like this New Year’s Centerpiece from from Make it From Scratch.

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These Quilted Numbers from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife are intended to be a child’s learning tool, but how fun would they be as New Year’s Eve decorations?

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What’s a party without a hat?  These New Year’s Eve Party Hats from Felt So Cute would fill both the cute party gear and something to keep the kids busy requirements.

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I don’t know why I like this New Year’s Marshmallow Ball from Simply Designing so much, but I do.  Don’t judge.

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This Mini 2011 Calendar from Very Merry Vintage Style is adorable, and she offers a free printable for the tiny pages.

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I love making New Year’s resolutions.  I love the sound they make when they deflate mid-January.  This New Year’s Resolution Cube from Chica and Jo might be just the thing to keep me on track.  At least I can fold it to a different one as they crash and burn.

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Happy New Year…see you in 2011!