One of my favorite parts of New Year’s Eve as a child as the big hoopla and noise I got to make at midnight. It wasn’t very often that I was encouraged to yell in the house and we had special noise makers that only came out once a year, which were so much fun to shake, rattle, and bang together.
This year why not make some special noisemakers to help you ring in the new year.
Creative Jewish Mom has a great tutorial on how to make a noisemaker with plastic cups. This would a be a great way to use any leftover cups from any holiday parties you recently hosted.
End 2011 and begin 2012 on a green note by using an old water bottle and tissue paper (leftover from some recent presents, maybe?) to create a noisemaker. Kaboose shares a tutorial.
And finally just in case you can’t ring in the new year with lots of noise and need to have a quieter countdown, why not make ribbon wands to wave in celebration! It won’t be nearly as noisy, but it will be tons of fun. Intimate Weddings shares a tutorial.
We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!