Holiday fun this way

New Years

Bright fringe banner

It’s about time to start thinking about all the holiday parties we have coming up. Tinsel, fringe and fizzy drinks are my plan for conquering this weekend and the crazy, amazing season ahead. The combination of colorful fringe and a few favorite words will solve any party decoration needs. We have feasts, multiple birthdays, a family reunion, and Christmas coming up – this festive combo will get me through it all.

With so much to celebrate this time of year, I’ve noticed having a few standard go-tos like this can really help me keep my sanity. I love this fringe garland because I can keep up all year long and just change the words out as needed for each event. Having a stand by drink allows me to be ready for any party… any time. I teamed up with Glam today to bring you this fun party garland and fizzy party drink – the best combo for whatever is being celebrated this holiday season!

Bright fringe garland banner

Bright fringe garland

bright holiday fringe garland

To make the tinsel and text garland, you will need wrapping tissue paper in your favorite celebratory colors (mine is pink of course!) and garland letters. Most party stores sell these for under 25 cents per letter.

Fold the tissue paper in fourths and cut along one side about 80% up to the crease. Open the tissue up and glue a string at the crease to create a layer of garland fringe. This banner has three lengths of tissue strung side by side.

Repeat the steps with different colors making the full fringe garland. I suggest adding in a metallic just to make it shine. The best thing about this garland is that it can be made as long or thick as you like! Add in text strung on top of the garland. Change it out as needed. One project that will definitely take you all the way through the party season from Happy Birthdays to New Years Eve.

Tinself drink markers - fun for the holidays!

You might have seen that I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago filming a festive and rustic holiday party for Bud Light Lime Cran-Brrr-Ritas. You can see the whole video with some easy and fun party tricks right here. This drink is another festive trick for getting easily through the party season. It has a sweet and bubbly taste that is fabulous for any party this time of year.

Pour a can of it over ice and top with a festive glass marker. For someone who doesn’t want to be standing behind the party bar all night, this fizzy drink in a can (all I have to do is pour:) is a great way to serve my guests something special.

bright holiday party garland

Tinsel and sticker drink toppers for holiday drinks (click through for the how-to)

To make the drink markers, snip off piece of tinsel and glue it to a small clothes pin. A little text sticker on top and your guests will easily be able to find their tasty drink all night long.

cran-brrrThe awesome flavors of Bud Light Lime Ritas are so incredibly delicious that wherever they go, a party happens! For more Fiesta Inspiration, visit!

Compensation for this post provided by Anheuser Busch. The opinions are all mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Anheuser Busch. Cheers to drinking responsibly and thanks for supporting our holiday sponsors!

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