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Dec. 28, 2013
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Topped by the famed countdown, the celebration of a new year is packed with lots of glitz and glam, hope for the  future, and of course, tons of partying. If you’re throwing a New Year’s Eve party, make yours stand out with these one-of-a-kind decorations and favors from Etsy crafters! Whether you’re having a dinner party, a cocktail party or an all-out bash, these bits of cheer can help you launch the new year with a bang!


by Sweet Caroline Confections

Send your guests home with a sweet memento of your New Year’s party with Sweet Caroline Confections’ gold & black glitter lollipops! Made with a black lollipop base and sprinkled with edible gold glitter, these lollipops have a gourmet twist to them that enhances the elegance of a New Year’s party. Each lollipop is topped with a fancy top hat with the year 2014 on them and tied with a black ribbon, making these treats a glamorous party favor.

Black Balloons With White Stars

by The Simply Chic Shop

There’s simply no way to have a party without balloons! Decorate your New Year’s Eve party with The Simply Chic Shop’s black balloons. Covered with white stars in various sizes, this classic color combination of black and white presents a sophisticated yet fun decoration for any New Year’s event. These balloons also make a great addition to a New Year’s photo booth set if you plan to have one at your event. Coming in 36”, these balloons are festive and large, which gives any party decor a hefty boost.


by B-Triz Collections

Set off your own fireworks this New Year’s with B-Triz Collections’ confetti poppers! Handmade with black, gold and silver confetti in a plastic container, these confetti poppers are both decorative and entertaining. Each popper has a modern and decorative label that has NYE and 2014 printed on it. Whether you set off these confetti poppers for every guest that arrives to your event or pass them out as favors to use when the New Year countdown is over, these confetti poppers are sure to be a blast for you and your guests.

Happy New Year Graphic Headband

by Bash Hats

Adorn yourself in preparation of the New Year with Bash Hats’ New Year headband! Laser-cut wool felt and silver, firework-like embroidery make up the design for this fancy headband. Perfect as a photo prop and festive accessory, this Happy New Year headband will look great with any outfit you wear for a New Year event. You can also purchase multiple headbands for your party guests to wear and hand them out as favors. Find more colors for this headband along with other laser-cut designs in Bash Hats’ shop.


by Photo Prop Attic

As you wait for the New Year countdown to come down to zero, pass the time with your party guests with Photo Prop Attic’s New Year photo prop set! From champagne glasses to glamorous 2014 glasses, this 16-piece photo prop set is filled with sophisticated and quirky photo props for your party guests. Each photo prop is made with sturdy card stock and wooden dowels along with embellished with glitter in some way. You can also request custom sizes, colors and styles for these photo props. Photo Prop Attic also has many other fun photo props in its shop, so be sure to check them out for more photo props for your party!

Sparkly Silver Cheers Banner

by The Lovely Glass Jar

Give your New Year’s bash that extra sparkle with The Lovely Glass Jar’s sparkly silver “Cheers” banner! Made from cardboard and covered in a generous amount of silver sparkles, this banner makes a wonderful greeting for your party guests by placing it above your front door. It also makes a great backdrop decoration on a wall near your refreshments table or photo booth.


by Tasty Prints

Baking cupcakes for a New Year’s party? Top them off with Tasty Prints’ masquerade masks! Intricately designed with a black feather, bow and mask design, these masquerade masks make any cupcake look elegant and mysterious. These cupcake toppers also fit well with a masquerade-themed New Year’s party. Find more masquerade masks in various, vibrant colors and designs in Tasty Prints’ shop.

New Year’s Party Favor Bags

by Crafty Clementines

Did your party guests party a little too hard on New Year’s? Send them home with favor bags from Crafty Clementines! These favor bags are made from natural muslin and stamped with a decorative design and “Happy New Year.” With this party favor bag, you can put a wide variety of things inside for your guests, such as aspirin packets if they had a little too much fun partying, mints, miniature snacks, candy and more. Pair these up with a bottle of water for a complete recovery kit for your partied-out guests or make miniature cookies for them to take home as a favor!


by Hoopsy Daisies

Let the stars shine on your ceilings with Hoopsy Daisies’ gold star garland! Crafted from paper and threaded with string, this gold star garland can be a great decoration for a refreshments table or hanging down from an entryway. You can buy multiple garlands to cover your blank and plain ceilings for your New Year’s Eve bash. Hoopsy Daisies has more garlands in various shapes and colors if you’re having a different color scheme for your party.

 New Year’s Eve Party Package

by Lee Laa Loo

Get your New Year’s party preparations in one package from Lee Laa Loo! This package includes all the essential decorations and favors you need to have a fantastic New Year’s event. There are both non-customizable and customizable items in this kit. Cupcake wrappers, party circles, New Year’s banner, tooth pick flags, Hershey wrappers, food labels and treat bag toppers are just a few items included in this complete New Year’s party package. If you don’t need all of the items in this party package, you can find separate listings for them here in Lee Laa Loo’s shop.

Most of the items here are seen in a gold and black theme, which is a popular color scheme for New Year’s as it displays sophistication and glamor. If you’re interested in other color schemes, some ideas for you can be to throw a circus-themed New Year’s party, which has vibrant, colorful aspects and gives you lots of rooms to experiment with colors, decorations and favors. Another fun New Year’s party theme is the Roaring ’20s. Although some Roaring ’20s celebrations have gold and black themes, there are also color schemes that include black, white, red and silver or peach, gold and gray. No matter what type of New Year’s party you’ll have in honor of the year’s end/beginning, make sure to add a little glitz, glam and glitter. Happy new year!

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Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.