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10 Simple and Beautiful New Year's Eve Party Decorations

Ready to ring in the New Year in style? Well, if you're planning a party, here are a few simple but elegant ideas to really get your party popping.

Photo Backdrops

With Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook on everyone's lips, a great party these days should always have a handy place for guests to take great looking pictures. But you don't need to spend a fortune to make a great New Year's Eve photo backdrop.

Kara Paslay Designs' backdrop (top) takes advantage of gold wrapping paper and foil tinsel curtains to create a multi-colored picture background that guests can interact with, while Oh Happy Day's design(middle) also starts with gold wrapping paper, but then covers the paper with large paper sequins. Either way you go, your guests will be sure to post dozens of happy images from your bash.

Resolution Tree

A central theme for any New Year's party are resolutions to improve over the next year. This resolution tree by Kara Paslay Design allows you to visualize these changes by making a pretty place for guests to write down and display their wishes for the upcoming year.

Balloon Ceiling

Lining your whole ceiling with balloons is a lot easier than it sounds and Wants and Wishes Design can show you how to do it with a few ribbons stringing the balloons across your whole room.

Clock Balloons

Nothing says "New Year's" quite like an abundance of balloons, but if you can't find any specific balloons for this occasion, you can always make your own with a few plain-colored Mylar balloons, some number stickers and solid-colored sticker sheets. Balloon Time can show you how it's done.

Tinsel Numbers

Nothing like adding a little tinsel to you New Year's Eve party and with 2015 sparkling brightly on your wall, your guests will certainly look forward to the promise of a shiny new year. Learn how to make your own brilliantly cheerful tinsel numbers courtesy of Ruffled Blog.

Year Candles

There are a lot of New Year's traditions that involve burning or carrying candles. Whether you plan to use yours for decoration or festivities, make them fit in with the holiday theme with a little tape, some glitter and some glue. can show you how.

Golden Vases

How do you make a simple vase a little more festive for New Year's Eve? With tape and spray paint. Just follow this tutorial from and your floral display will suddenly scream "party time."

Gold-Tipped Glasses

Similarly, if you want your champagne glasses to have a little more glitz, the same method can be used to bring them from drab to fab. Momtastic can show you how.

Gold Champagne Bottles

Even your champagne bottles themselves can be used as decorations when you cover them with a nice dusting of gold glitter. This tutorial is particularly great for hosts who went with bargain brand bubbly.

Moon Pinata

You might not think of pinatas when you think of New Year's parties, but this moon pinata by Oh Happy Day is a fun way to ring in the new year no matter how old your guests.

Happy New Year to all the revelers out there! And however you celebrate the holiday, be sure to stay safe.

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