Snow Much Fun ... on New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed the winter holidays, perhaps with a party or two!

My family celebrated the New Year with family.  We do this every year; it's tradition.  My girls love the extra play time with their cousins and the adults enjoy curb-side Outback Steakhouse - yum!  It's a lot of fun ... and again, tradition!

This year was our turn to host.  I used the opportunity to play - to experiment with ideas and materials and above all, just have fun.  Below is the result of my fun - a playful and inexpensive New Year's Eve party for children.  Take a look!  It may inspire some "snow fun" of your own this winter.  And at the end of the post, I'd like your opinion ... is faux snow is a good choice for a table covering?

Snow Much Fun tablescape

I covered the table with a blanket of snow ($1.79 at Joanns) and created a white winter wonderland scene accented with sparkly pink, purple and blue jewel tones.

[The irony of this themed tablescape is that it was 50 degrees outside - who knew it would be so warm on New Year's Eve?!]

Snow Much Fun centerpiece

The centerpiece was a snowman with snowballs flanked by trees.  I made the snowman out of 3 styrofoam balls and decorated him with Christmas garland ($1 at Target), plastic buttons and a tiny party hat.

The snow balls were made of stacked styrofoam balls and embellished with paper numbers.

Snow Much Fun place setting

Paper plates and clear cups filled with a white napkin, cutlery and noisemakers.

Snow Much Fun accessories

Photos {L-R} - homemade banner hung between the trees (which didn't work as well as I hoped); glitter hats and tiaras; trees made of styrofoam cones embellished with strands of garland ($2.50 at Michaels) and topped with a wooden dowel wrapped in purple ribbon (to hang the banner); snowballs; light-up plastic glasses; hanging foil snowflakes ($.50 - $1.25 from Target), ornaments and snowflakes (from my Christmas collection); and finally, festive cupcakes.

Snow Much Fun activities

The kids colored snowmen and penguin masks; made lots of noise with glitter clappers, blowouts and kazoos; and made Snow Wishes in lieu of resolutions - like 'I wish that it would snow 8 times this winter' or 'I wish to build 69-20 snowmen' (a quote from my 4yo who only knows how to count to 7 =)

From my family to yours ... I wish you snow much fun in the New Year!

What do you think? Faux snow or no?

My 4yo told me (unsolicited) that the snow table was the prettiest party she has ever seen, and that made my heart sing, but looking at the glass table after clean up, I rather like it without snow - perhaps just a runner made from Paper Source white glitter wrapping paper.  What do you think?  Please leave a comment!


  1. I really like the faux snow as I think it looks like the winter wonderland you were trying to create with the snowman, etc.

  2. Faux snow it is! It does complement the theme, it's just challenging to eat on =)

    Thank you for visiting and commenting, Danielle. I visited your blog, too. I enjoyed your son's cowboy party and loved the embellished ornament birthday invitation! Ashleigh