Easy New Year’s Eve Poppers
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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. We usually get together with family friends (they’ve even traveled across time zones) to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We go out to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet (this is our friends’ tradition that we’ve adopted), play games, watch kitschy movies like the original Planet of the Apes series, eat treats, watch the ball drop in Times Square and then go right to sleep. May not be the most exciting tradition for you party animals out there, but it’s fun and it’s our tradition.
Last year I decided I wanted to add a new tradition to our celebration and make easy New Year’s Eve Poppers.
Celebrating New Year’s is even more fun when you decorate and have surprises and treats. The DIY Paper Star Decorations I made for graduation are also perfect for quick and easy New Year’s Eve decorations.
New Year’s Eve Poppers
You know me, I had to start with a repurposed item and this time it’s paper roll tubes. I had wrapping paper tubes left over from wrapping Christmas gifts, but you can easily use paper towel tubes. I cut the tubes into lengths about 4 ” long.
I cut a slit about 1/3 of the way around each tube to make it easier to pull the popper open.
Then I grabbed some sparkly, festive wrapping paper and candy I bought at the after Christmas sales.
Be sure to grab the free New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt printable game and the New Year Coloring Pages!
I wrapped each tube with the wrapping paper.
I filled each tube with candy before twisting the paper on either end of the tube and tying it with ribbon.
The wrapping paper was difficult to tear (it had a plastic coating that made it sparkly) so I cut a slit in each tube to make it easier to pop open. I recommend you do a test run with one of your poppers to make sure they’re not too frustrating to open (ummm, learn from my mistake. While it was funny for me to watch everyone struggle to open the poppers, it wasn’t very hospitable of me).
It’ll take you less than 30 minutes to whip up a batch of these fun and easy New Year’s Eve Poppers. Happy New Years!
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Hi Susan – Oh my goodness, I’ve always seen these but never thought you could make them. And easy too! Happy New Years to you, my friend! Hugs, Holly
So, so easy to make, Holly! Happy happy New Year to you and yours.
I never knew it was so easy to make these. Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to make a couple of these for my daughter 🙂
This is such a cute idea! I have been saving toilet paper cardboard and now I have a purpose for them!
So glad I saw this before New Year’s Eve! These will be fun!
I make Christmas Crackers using cardboard toilet rolls or cutting up paper towel rolls to length. I shop the dollar store for small gifts i.e. lip care tubes, earrings, key chains, bracelets etc. Copy last years paper hats add a short joke or quiz and a “snapper” just like store bought crackers. I don’t remember where I purchased the snappers and am looking to find some more. Carefully place all of above in tube with snapper hanging out, both ends and wrap in shiny Christmas paper. Tie with thin ribbon. I wrap crackers in two colors of paper, one color for the men and another color for ladies so they receive the appropriate type of gift. They are fun to make and are really well received!,
Kathryn, Thanks for all the tips! Sounds like your Christmas is a festive celebration! 🙂