New Year’s Eve Surprise Ball

New Year s Eve Surprise Ball | Mama Papa Bubba

After creating a NYE celebration kit {that Miss G loved} last year, I knew I wanted to do something similar this year…  I loved the idea of a collection of small things to make the evening extra special, but I wanted to present it differently just to change things up a little.  That’s when the idea of a New Year’s Eve surprise ball came about.  While I’ve admired the surprise balls I’ve seen on the lovely blog And We Play {Valentine’s ones | turkey ones}, I’d not tried my hand at making them until just recently, and I’m so glad I finally gave it a go.  Making one was easy and fun and I already know that Miss G is going to love it, so I can totally see them becoming a special celebration ‘thing’ in our house.

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Now I’m not going to lie, making this completely-coated-in-foil-glitter version was a little messy {which obviously makes it more fun!} and the unwrapping part come NYE is bound to be even messier.  BUT, nothing quite screams New Year’s Eve celebration like loads of foil glitter, now does it? ☺  {Of course glitterphobes could always do without the glitter completely…}

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The best part about surprise balls {obviously} is that they’re filled with SURPRISES!!  Wrapped inside this little glittery ball of goodness, Miss G will find a packet of fruit snacks, several balloons, a packet of homemade hot cocoa, and a small bath bomb  – all things that she’ll be able to enjoy come New Year’s Eve.

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Of course, she doesn’t know what’s inside yet…

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Knowing wouldn’t make it a surprise ball, after all.

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But she does know that come New Year’s Eve, she’ll get to unravel her ball and find out, and she’s very excited about that!

 

For a detailed tutorial on how to make these for your little one(s), pop on over to CBC Parents and read our Surprise Balls for New Years Eve post.  

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