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New Year’s Eve Party DIY – Put Glitter On It!

New Years Eve Party

Image via Prairie Hive Magazine, Winter 2011

So, Christmas is over – it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Eve!  If hosting a party is in your plans, the go-to decor is metallics, black and white. For some easy New Year’s Eve Party DIY options, our philosophy is – Put Some Glitter On It! In last years Winter issue of Prairie Hive Magazine, we showed off our glitter style with DIY glitter orbs and metallic and glitter coated wood blocks for displaying food and drinks (see Lisa’s post HERE for a full how-to).  For more ambitious crafters, the wood veneer and glittered orbs are absolutely stunning…find Roxanne’s step-by step HERE in Issue 4.  For even more glitter goodness, check out today’s Great Day Green Country for a quick DIY votive project!

New Years Eve Decorations

Image via Prairie Hive Magazine, Winter 2011

New Years Eve Decorations

Image via Prairie Hive Magazine, Winter 2011

New Years Eve Globe DIY

Image via Prairie Hive Magazine, Winter 2011

New Years Eve Party Decorations

Image via Prairie Hive Magazine, Winter 2011

Cheers to a festive New Year’s!  For the delicious food and drink recipes shown in our party, check out this post.


Happy (Holiday) Weekend!

Oklahoma Christmas, Prairie Hive


Image via Prairie Hive, Winter 2012 Issue 


Well, we made it through the end of the world, now it’s time to celebrate!! Have a wonderful weekend full of last minute shopping, wrapping, baking, crafting or whatever warms your heart!


Apocalyptic Adventures

Mayan Calendar

image via Digital Trends

Well, tomorrow is the big day.  The last day.  The day the world is supposedly coming to an end, according to the Mayan calendar… or so rumors say.  It’s too bad I just wasted my final days fighting the crowds, buying and wrapping all those Christmas presents, all for naught.  But getting out of a few deadlines doesn’t seem too bad.

No time like the present, then, to forgive one another, hug our loved ones tight and do all those things we have always wanted to do but have never gotten around to.  Or at the very least, simply enjoy the remaining hours to the best of your ability.  Better get started – you only have about 24 hours!!!  Carpe Diem!

If you are local to Tulsa, you could always head downtown to El Guapo’s Cantina for their Atacolypse!  (According to their Facebook page it consists of “three inverted flour tortilla shells stuffed with 30 ounces of carnitas, lettuce, cilantro, onions, pico de gallo, queso and spicy taco sauce.”)  Eat it all in one sitting, and you receive a free t-shirt!

El Guapo's Atacolypse

image via El Guapo’s Cantina

For those who enjoy extreme sports, you can live your final day to its fullest while practicing shooting zombies that are sure to arise during the impending zombie invasion by playing some rounds at Viking Airsoft (nerf versions are available for the tiny zombie-killers)!

Viking Airsoft Zombie Apocalypse

image via Viking Airsoft

Don’t forget to do a little end-of-the-world research, while you’re at it!  Shaun of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead and Zombieland should be perfect for tips to beating the living dead.  Speaking of… an AMC’s The Walking Dead marathon might be helpful too.  Just curl up with your significant other and veg out together for one last movie night on the couch.

The Walking Dead zombie invasion

image via AMC

A comprehensive survival kit is a must.  Good ones, like this one from Menosunocerouno, include bottled water, matches, a knife and chocolate, of course.  And be sure to locate your tent and fill your backpack with a first-aid kit, change of clothes and duct tape prior to the invasion.

Zombie Apocalypse survival kit

image via Inspiration Hut

Brush up on your enduring strategies with “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead” book and flashcards.

The Zombie Survival Guide

image via Barnes & Noble

Enjoy this day while it lasts!!!  And good luck!