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



New Year’s Eve Photobooth


As women, there are 5,000 things that go through our heads every minute, of every day. It’s exhausting. Most of the time, the thoughts are negative and full of judgement. How often do you wake up in the morning, and say to yourself, “Hello, gorgeous!” We know we seldom stand in front of the mirror and say, “Damn, I look good.” Instead, we say, “Ugh, I look so old.” “I have bags under my eyes.” “I’m getting fat.”

Well, in 2016, that’s going to change. At least we are going to try. If you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived. We made a fun, chalkboard NYE backdrop full of bubble conversations that we are going to tell ourselves everyday. We believe that what we tell ourselves eventually becomes a reality and changes our way of thinking, so let’s make it positive and uplifting.

Note: Our little shoot was mega rushed, which is the story of our lives, so it’s not as full of props and pretty as we would have liked. But, you get the idea. Make sure to buy a non-glare chalkboard backdrop so there’s no glare. We made the mistake. You’re welcome.



  • Chalkboard tablecloth or chalkboard paper sign
  • Chalk Pen
  • Selfie-stick or camera


Step One: Hang the chalkboard paper.

Step Two: Write all the positive all fun thoughts you are going to tell yourself in 2016.





The next one is one of our faves. I choose joy was inspired by t-shirts that make us happy by Oh, Sweet Joy! You will see these shirts on us a lot because, well, we absolutely love them.




Step Three: Pose for some photos. Have fun.








Day 12: How to Make a DIY No-Sew Felt Crown

NYE no sew felt crowns

On the 12th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…DIY no-sew felt crowns for New Year’s Eve.

Our children love creative play, and Jessica’s daughter LOVES to wear crowns. And, we have NO idea how to sew. So, for our Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve celebration, we made no-sew felt crowns for the kids to wear until midnight {or their 9 o’clock midnight celebration}.

It’s an activity and party favor all in one, and it can be duplicated for future birthday parties.

how to make a no sew felt crown

No Sew Felt Crown Tips:

  • You can find the templates for the crowns here. Our inspiration came from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom and she has a template too.
  • We used a Sharpie to free-hand bubble letters and numbers on felt {CELEBRATE, PARTY and 2015}, then we cut them out with scissors, and used a hot glue gun to glue them to the hats.
  • We learned the hard way that it’s best to measure your child’s head and place the pre-cut elastic in the middle of the crown before gluing the tips of the crown together. It’s easier than inserting it once the tips of the crown are glued together.
  • Hot glue pieces of velcro to each end of the elastic, so the crown is easily removable.

{images via j. sorelle}

Day 11: Custom Lip Balm Label Favor

smooch me on NYE

On the 11th day of Christmas, j. sorelle gave to you…Smooch Me on NYE and Every Day After lip balm labels.

We know, how can we possibly talk about New Year’s Eve when we are totally overwhelmed with Christmas just one week away? Because one can never be too prepared with small details for a holiday…especially when it comes to kissing.

Whether you are hoping and praying for that perfect, magical NYE kiss, or you plan to snooze your way through the new year and dream about the year ahead, make sure your lips feel soft and smooth with custom Smooch Me on NYE and Every Day After lip balm labels.

New Years Eve lip balm labels


Get the labels here, download instantly, print on white sticker paper, cut and wrap around lip balm. The label fits most shape and size lip balms.

These make a perfect NYE party favor too!

We hope you make a little midnight magic this NYE with soft, touchable lips.

If you want custom labels with different colors or custom text, reach out to Jenna. Labels made by Fleur de Lis.


lip balm New Years Eve custom labels

New Years Eve lip balm party favors

{images via j. sorelle}