I hope you all have had the merriest of holidays!! I have taken a hiatus from blogging to spend quality time with my family. However, I have been posting on Facebook so if you haven’t liked Maddycakes Muse on Facebook please do! I updated Facebook daily with muses! All day yesterday on Facebook I showed you all the DIY crafts that I made for Madison’s Brazilian Carnival New Year’s Eve party. Why a Brazilian Carnival theme party? Well, every year Madison and I ring in the New Year (usually around 6-7 pm) A couple of days ago I decided to have a mini soiree and include my neighbors. I picked the theme of Carnival because we are celebrating our midnight at 7 pm and it will actually be turning midnight in Brazil. I went out yesterday and spent a total of $50 and got all my supplies and food for the shinding! I made all the easy DIY crafts yesterday and shared them all day on Facebook. Tonight we are going to sing karaoke, eat cupcakes and cookies, drink hot chocolate and ring in the New Year’s with confetti and sparklers. I shared my sparkler holder on Facebook….go check it out if you missed it. I handcrafted everything and Madison helped. It was a fun craft day….she is so excited for New Year! Too cute.
I think of tons of color when I think of Carnival I think of tons of bright colors and feathers! Sorry for the bad pics….one of the things on my bucket list for 2013 is to take photography classes!!!
I put the cupcakes in martini glasses added my DIY confetti tags. Topped them with a feather to coordinate with my theme. It’s not too late to either make some cupcakes and cookies….or pick them up at grocery store and invite your neighbors or a couple of friends over for some desserts and ring in the New Year….even if it’s at 7 pm like we are doing! I’ll be knocked out sleep at midnight!
Madison insisted on having clock cookies. She got this idea from watching Max & Ruby New Year’s Eve party with their grandma. I put feathers around the cake plate using double stick tape and put it on top of a store bought New Year’s Eve hat for height.
I bought horn noise makers from the party store and put them in a beaded glass vase with feathers. I made the beaded glass vase using a dollar store glass vase and hot glued beaded necklaces that I also got from Dollar Tree on to it. Got to add a clock somewhere on your table!
All I have left to do is make some confetti bags! Yes, I’m crazy…and I will be still be finding confetti in the house in May! We are going to do sparklers and my favorite….bang pots and pan outside. The kids love it!!! Happy New Year and may all your year be blessed!