Oh Martha! Aren’t you clever!?! Ring in the New Year with a few easy to make decorations and party favors. Hats are a must-have for any great New Year’s party. Make hats ahead of time or lay out sheets of paper (patterned, construction, wrapping, etc) markers and tape and let your guests go to town. Grab all the clocks you have to make a fun mantel or table centerpiece. Counting glasses can be constructed using simple champagne flutes and buying adhesive numbers at any office or stationery store. Make a table runner or fill a tray with leftover metallic wrapping paper. Purchase a 2010 rubber stamp or tape together the numbers if you already have stamps and let your imagination run wild! Stamp balloons, napkins, coasters, placemats, runners, toilet paper (make sure ink doesn’t come off when wet!) I think you get the idea. Lastly, keep the celebration going on New Year’s Day surprise guests or family with 2010 pancakes. All you need is confectionary sugar and cookie cutter numbers or homemade stencils. Let the countdown begin!
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