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New Year's Eve Countdown Craft and Party Activity

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Countdown to the New Year in unison! This New Year’s Eve party activity is a great way to corral all your party guests and get them to mix and mingle for a midnight celebration that’ll have everyone laughing, hugging and smiling.

One of my favorite parts of ringing in the New Year is the countdown. There is something festive about the 10,9, 8… of a chanting crowd, especially when everyone is taking part. For a modern twist on this classic New Year’s tradition, offer your guests a group number to chant when it is their turn in the count down. Each group of guests will shout out a different number in the countdown, making it unique and special for everyone. 


Quantities will vary according to the number of guests you have. For example, if you have 50 guests, make 5 for each number (1 – 10).

1 Gift tag

1 Vinyl Number







Step 1: Using the scraper, scrape the number onto the gift tag with the sticky side to the top of the gift tag and the clear plastic on the top of the number. 

Step 2: Once the number is secure, gently peel away the plastic to reveal the number attached to the gift tag.

Step 3: Decorate the whole of the gift tag with a string of ribbon.

Step 4: Cut a straight line in the cork deep enough to secure the gift tag to the cork, and then insert the numbered tag into the cork.

Step 5: Make one for each guest and set the numbers on a table where guests can take one as they arrive to your party, or, if you’re concerned they’ll be lost before the midnight countdown, place them in a basket and hand out in the minutes leading up to the countdown.

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