New Year’s Eve with kids is tough. I’m not sure if I can stay up until midnight, and I definitely do not want my kids to be awake that long. So we are counting down to noon with a Bubbly New Year’s party.
…The bubbles are bubble wrap, bubble gum, and balloons. Save the GOOD bubbly for yourself.
PS I know the numbers say 2015. I wrote this for Urban Moms last year. Just pretend the five is a six so that I don’t have to buy another roll of bubble wrap. Thank you.
My philosophy is that for a kids’ party, you shouldn’t spend more time prepping than partying. So if your party is an hour, you should only spend an hour making decorations. Here are some quick and easy ways to decorate for your bubbly New Year’s party.
Balloons are great because they are cheap, they’re readily available, and they make a big impact. I think they look the best when you group them, but I HATE trying to gather those tiny little ends together. Luckily, I discovered these new Command Party Balloon Bunchers. These things are GENIUS.
You know those Command strips that let you stick things to your wall without damaging it? The Balloon Bunchers use those things. You stick your balloon-ends in the little circles and then stick the whole thing to the wall. BAM, done.
As you can see, I have some mad dessert-table skills.
For this bubble wall, I used five Balloon Bunchers and five of the Command “Party Mini Spring Clips,” to hold the single balloons to the wall. You can see how they work in the photo below – they just pinch anything and make it stick.