Our New Year’s Eve countdown bags are a great way to count down to the New Year with your kids!
Each bag contains special treats and there’s one bag to open on the hour, every hour – making the countdown to midnight much more exciting!
We’ve thrown in some free printables to make your NYE countdown bags even easier to make. Read on to find out what to do!
Here’s what you need:
- Six paper bags
- Our free printables
- Balloon ribbon
- Party bags fillers (sweets, small toys, puzzles, etc)
What to do
Start by downloading our free printables and cutting them out. There’s a bag for every hour from 7pm til midnight so make sure you cut out every single one (and have enough paper bags).
Next, cover the back of each clock with glue…
… and stick it on the front of a paper bag.
Make sure you stick it fairly low down as you need space to fold the top of the paper bag.
Next up is the fun part – fill each bag with treats!
Make sure you put different things in each bag; we’d recommend a selection of sweets, puzzles and small toys (take a look at our selection of party bag fillers if you’re stuck for ideas). And make sure you save the best surprise for the midnight bag!
Once all your bags have been filled with treats, fold the top of the bag over a couple of times to make it secure.
There’s no need to seal your New Year countdown bags with glue or cellotape (you’ll see why in a second).
When all your bags are finished, hang a long piece of balloon ribbon from one end of your mantelpiece to the other.
Then use the folded part of each bag to slot it onto the ribbon. You should find it stays in place without any glue or sticky tape!
And that’s it! Your New Year’s Eve countdown bags are finished!
Now take a look at our full range of New Year’s Eve party supplies or stay on our blog for more party ideas:
- New Year’s Eve Photo Booth Ideas
- How to Make a DIY Glitter Photo Booth Backdrop
- Free Printable New Year’s Eve Party Game