DIY NYE Ball Drop with Cheese Balls


If anyone under the age of 12 made the RSVP list for your NYE party, we have a must-do, last-minute DIY New Year’s Eve Ball Drop for you. Heck, even if kids didn’t make the list, adults will love this DIY Ball Drop, too.

It’s made with cheese, so it’s edible and good, plus it’s easy, which means you can do it in under an hour. It’s not healthy, per say, but it is gluten free, so even the gf folk can enjoy.

Here’s how to make a DIY New Year’s Eve Ball Drop with Cheese Balls.



  • Cheese balls {$6 at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club or Target}
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Foil
  • 250-300 toothpicks
  • 2016 candles or cut out letters glued to a toothpick
  • Martini glass or a wood stick with a base


  • Cover the Styrofoam ball completely with foil.
  • Insert toothpicks ¾ deep in the foil, and press a cheese ball onto the end of the toothpick. Do this until the ball is full, or if you plan to place on a martini glass, you can leave the bottom tip empty. The other cool option is to cover the ball completely, insert it onto a wood stick or dowel rod and lower it every hour like the real thing.
  • Save some room at the top of the ball for the 2016 candles or letters. If you need more room, just remove some cheese balls.


Happy New Year, everyone! 2015 started out rough for us, and it seemed to stay rough most the way through, so 2016, we have high hopes for you. No one sang it better than our dear friend Dana, but Frank Sinatra started it all, and we’re going to sing it and believe it in 2016…

Cause he had high hopes

He had high hopes

He had high apple pie

In the sky hopes