I think this year will be a great year for a NYE celebration! Paul and I had so many wonderful things happen to us in regards to YouTube in 2014 that we are super excited about what 2015 will be bringing us! We finished off a six month YouTube program in February with our third trip to YouTube Space LA, in the summer we took a two week working vacation to Vancouver Island and caught up with family and friends and filmed a fun video on the beach. October brought us to Toronto to take part in Buffer Festival, and that was a great experience to see how Canada’s YouTube branch does things. We celebrated 500K subscribers in the fall and hosted a giveaway that shut our blog down!! Lesson learned- we’ll have it ready for the 1M giveaway that we will be hitting sometime in early 2015. I can’t wait for that milestone! If you’re reading this, let me know in the comments what you think would be a gigantic way to celebrate it! We are very grateful for everything that has happened to us, and are so excited to plan 2015.
On to the cake for our New Years Eve celebration:
I purchased all of these New Year’s eve decorations at WalMart. Before Christmas had even happened, the stores were filled with NYE decorations and were pushing us onto the next celebration they could sell us stuff for. The candles and sparkles are available all year round, and I found those in the birthday section. The glitter ribbon I found in the crafting section, and it would be my guess that it is also available year round.
The fireworks are really easy to make and don’t require any templates. They are easy to freehand. The key to the fireworks is to make the centre the brightest, and to add the small dots and dashes around the outer rim. I practiced them a number of ways, and I found that those were the key to making it look most realistic.