As I’ve mentioned many times before I love NYE. Over the years I’ve become an expert at throwing an end of the year bash comprised of champagne, confetti, and a countdown. Below are my 3 easy breezy DIY ideas for your NYE soirée – spill proof champagne sippy cups, eco-friendly confetti, and champagne popsicles. You can impress everyone and still get charmingly
First up are my sippy cups. Basically they’re just mini mason jars that have been spray painted gold and black. The trick is to use a single hole punch to make a hole in the lid for your straw. It’s like 99999999% air tight. Minimal spills and minimal stale champagne smell the morning after.
Don’t even try to pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Stale champagne (errrr sparkling wine) is the worst.
Dried lavender actually makes for incredible eco-friendly-biodegradable-vegan-save-the-earth confetti. You still have to clean it up but it won’t kill the dolphins (*I can’t promise this, so please don’t hold me to it). Most importantly it still looks great in pictures (no pictures – no proof).
Last but not least are my champagne popsicles. Super easy to make but require a couple of hours in the freezer to set.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup water
2.5 cups Champagne or Sparkling Wine
Blueberries for garnish
12 dixie cups
12 popsicle sticks
An hour before starting, freeze your blueberries. In a small sauce pan bring to a boil the water, sugar, and lemon. Simmer over low heat until the sugar melts and you have created a simple syrup. Mix the simple syrup with the champagne and pour an even amount into each dixie cup. Place a popsicle stick in each cup, drop in a few frozen blueberries, and secure the sticks in place with tape. Freeze for at least 5 hours. Once they’re ready to serve simply cut away the dixie cups. Voilà, you have created sexy champagne popsicles. Maybe not sexy, but definitely delicious.
Champagne popsicles are not for dogs. Don’t waste the alcohol.
I hope you all have had an amazing 2014 and I hope you have an amazing time ringing in 2015!