Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year's Eve Kid's Party Surprise Balls

New Year's Eve Party Surprise Balls

I made surprise balls for our New Year's Eve celebration.  I tried to pick out little things that the kids could use at our party, like noise makers, beads, candy watches, etc.  I found most of them at a party store.

New Year's Eve Party Surprise Balls

To make a surprise ball, you simply take different colors of crepe paper streamers and start rolling your surprises in it one at a time, changing paper colors after each item is rolled.  It's almost like rolling a ball of yarn.  I used what I had on hand (yellow, blue, green, orange, and this tie dye crepe paper). 

You can also roll confetti and coins in for a little added fun.  I sealed them with a few stickers.  They were cheap and simple to make, but I think the kids will be very excited to unwind them on New Year's Eve!

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21 comments :

Christy said...

Cute! I have never seen anything like this before - so simple and yet fun. I'll have to try it!

Caz said...

Love this idea, how fun!!

Lindsay said...

Cute!! How do you guys celebrate? Do you let the kids stay up later, all night do a count down at noon, etc.?

Deb Chitwood said...

I LOVE your New Year's activities, Kelly! The surprise balls are awesome! I featured your New Year's posts and surprise ball photos in my Preparing for New Year's Family Celebrations post at http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/12/27/preparing-for-new-years-family-celebrations/

Little Wonders' Days, Kelly said...

Lindsay- Since having kids, we generally stay home with them or celebrate with other families with kids. This year we will have a nice dinner, games and fun at home. They will stay up a little later, but certainly not midnight (I usually don't make it either!). What about you guys?

Raising a Happy Child said...

How fun that you celebrate New Year in kids-friendly manner. We don't celebrate much - play games until midnight with an adult friend of ours and toast the New Year in.

LessonPlans-CraftGossip said...

This is a great idea for kids! I can't wait to find some fun things for my children to play with! We definitely won't be staying up this year as they are still too young, but I know they will love playing with some of your ideas! Just posted about this idea on Craft Gossip!! Found you at Living Montessori Now blog.

http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=5309

Brittney said...

What a fun way to include everyone!

Brittney
www.moms-heart.blogspot.com

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Oh fun! I'll have to keep my eye out for some things to wrap up.

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nineteen.html

LeighAnn said...

Cute idea!

April's Homemaking said...

These surprise balls look wonderful, I used to make them for Christmas when my children were little, we have also purchased them for Christmas as well. I love the idea of making them for New Year's party, what a great way to ring in the new year, hope you have a great celebration!!

MiaB said...

What a great idea!!! I am going to do this with my little one :)

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Ticia said...

I'm impressed that all fits into that ball! I vaguely remember doing one of these as a kid, and thinking it was the coolest thing ever.

learning table said...

I'm going to try this for my kids if I can put it together in time. They love to stay up and watch the ball drop on tv, and this will make such a neat goodie bag for them. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this idea! What a fun way to welcome the new year!

Natasha said...

coming from T.G.I.F party

Great idea!! defo going to do this next year

Natasha xx

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Claire said...

I'm your newest follower from tatertots and jello so stop by for a visit!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

What a fun, clever idea! LOVE it! I am pinning this for next year! Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Happy New Year,
Beth =-)

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

I wanted to let you know I featured this at TGIF Linky Party #11 - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/01/tgif-linky-party-11.html - You were the MOST clicked on!! Thanks for sharing your super cool project with us! As this is your second feature, email me at livinglifeintentionallyblog@gmail.com and I will give you the code for the special featured more than once button =-) And don't forget to stop on over & link up this week.
Beth =-)

mermaid said...

Hmmm.. coins is a good idea :)

Jackie said...

This year, I am planning to try an idea I read about called New Year's bags - similar to your gift balls, except I am putting the little gifts into separate bags (I'm using 5 brown lunch bags for each child, so 10 total.) Then, I made paper clocks from bright copy paper to attach to the outside of each bag and got really fun fireworks looking bows to decorate them. I have a bag for each of my kids to open each hour as we countdown until "midnight" - we will start at 5:00 pm and open a bag, then another at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 (when we watch the NYC ball drop!)