Here are two extremely fun and exciting ideas to make your New Year’s Eve party a – well, a retrospectacular (yeah, I like that word, I just made it up the other day, thought I could use it again here). Even though the visuals are in black and white, you can just imagine the bright and wacky sight that these two party necessities will bring to your house.
Oh yes, they will bring the fun all right! Because really, what else do you need for a fun evening with your guests besides (a) fabulous decorations and (b) a really clever, and sturdy, refreshment area?
You can make a lovely checkered open bar out of cardboard cartons! And the best part is the name that the Popular Mechanics writer thought up for it, back in December 1963. Are you ready? It is called a One Night Stand. I think maybe that writer was making a joke, don’t you? Pretty racy for 1963, eh what?
This certainly is going to be some party!
And wait ’til you see the balloons. You will love them, because you do not stick them on a wall and forget them, oh no. You will be wearing them as hats. This ad is from a 1947 Billboard, by the way, a bit anachronistic with regards to the One Night Stand, but so what, it’s going to be the most amazing party of the year. Of the decade! Or as the Lee-Tex party experts so rightly say – and I really think this sums everything up - What a New Year’s Eve this will make!
Hope you have a terrific New Year’s Eve, wherever you land on the Cardboard-Bar-Balloon-Hat Celebration Spectrum. See you next year (tomorrow) with just one more New Year’s resolution that I don’t think you have even considered. I really am pretty sure you haven’t, anyway…
[If you want to see how to make the One Night Stand, ahem,you can go right over here and have a look.]