Clock Strikes Midnight

This is, of course, a terrific theme since this is what New Year’s is all about, right? Using clocks as your theme not only allows you to decorate creatively but also allows you to set them ahead—and have people out of the house at midnight, thinking it’s 1 a.m.! Just kidding!

New Year's Eve Party Invitations
We've got a great "As Time Goes By" clock invitation that is perfect for your party because the invitation is complete with a clock striking 12! How fun!

Or you can use your computer and some clipart to create an invitation that will work perfectly well.

The wording should be "clock talk," if you know what I mean…
"We expect you when the little hand is on the 9
and the big hand is on the 6…"
And so on and so forth. Have fun with it. Add number stickers (1-12), available at any craft store, all over the envelope. (Or look for clock stickers and add those)

New Year's Decorations and Party Supplies
Welcome guests with a hanging Clock 'n Kiss theme personalized banner. They are waterproof, so you can hang them outside.

Decorate the room with some fun clock decorations. Here are our favorites:
At the door, have a table with nametags if there’s a need. Use these words on the top of the Hello tags: TIME TO GET TO KNOW YOU!

From the ceiling, hang clocks. That’s right! Clocks are so inexpensive today that you can virtually buy alarm clocks and others for $5 and less. I say, put them everywhere… setting them all to Midnight or leave them set correctly and let people watch the clocks get closer to midnight! These can also be made out of foam core or printed onto card stock. Punch a hole in the top and use fishing wire to string to the ceiling.

New Year's Table Decorations
Be sure to have plenty of votive candles decorating your tables. Use the numbers 1-12 all over the table as well. Print them out and cut out the numbers for your table. Or use leftover number stickers (from your envelopes) and stick them all over the table.

Use New Year's Eve paper goods and you won't have to do the dishes. Sounds good to me. (If you're hosting this party for a larger group at an event facility, make sure to use real china.)

Tie toy watches around the napkins (a great favor available at any toy store) with silverware inside. At each place, have a personalized New Years camera. Time flies and you and your guests will want to remember this evening with wonderful pictures.

New Years Games
Since this party focuses so much on midnight, you'll want to really go all out for your countdown. Choose a fun New Year's party kit with top hats, tiaras and noisemakers. These can be passed out at the beginning of the party or right before midnight. Just don't wait until the clock strikes 12! Pour champagne just before midnight to get people excited and ready for the big countdown.

Check out our New Year's game section for fabulously fun games and activities!

New Years Eve Party Favors
Send your guests home with a fun favor to help them remember the "time of their life!"
Happy New Year! The Party Girl