New Year’s Party Drink Bucket (& Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway) #LowesCreator

Now that Christmas is behind us (I hope yours was fabulous by the way), we’re gearing up for New Year’s! As a #LowesCreator, my challenge this month was to “set the mood for a sparkly New Year’s celebration”. Hmmm…I don’t normally decorate for New Year’s (we usually always still have all of our Christmas decor still up), but we almost always have a little family fun time. In recent years past (post having the kiddos), New Year’s celebrations usually include some sort of family game night, fun appetizers/dips, and some various fun drinks. So, what a better celebration item than a year-customized sparkly New Year’s party drink bucket?! When “sparkle” gets thrown around, I immediately think of something glittery. I’d seen some of my fellow #lowescreator bloggers finding some awesome Valspar glitter spray paint. Alas, my two local Lowe’s have yet to carry it. So, I improvised with some other Valspar spray paint & glitter! To make your own New Year’s party drink bucket, you’ll need just a few simple supplies:

Metal Bucket (found in the paint area at Lowe’s)
Metal house numbers (found at Lowe’s for less than $1.50/number)
White Spray Paint
Glitter (if you don’t have glitter spray paint)
Ribbon (I used sparkly gold)

*If you find a good glitter spray paint, you could even spray paint the entire bucket to give it some extra sparkle. I decided to just make the numbers sparkly though. By getting the numbers this year, you’d only need to spend an extra $1 or so for the next few years to customize it for each New Year’s.

Completing the project is super easy! The longest part is just waiting for the spray paint to dry! :) To complete your customized New Year’s party bucket, you’ll want to just lay out the house numbers & spray paint them. You can really use any color, but I wanted white with white & gold glitter. I thought that would pop a bit more against the silver bucket. To glitz up the numbers, I spray painted them white and immediately put on a generous helping of white & gold glitters. Note–if you’re doing it this way, mix your glitters first. I had two different bottles and different colors stuck better in different places (hence the uneven look). Or, of course, you can save a step if you can find a good glitter spray paint! And, if you’re metal bucket is shiny at all, you’ll probably want to paint both sides. Once dry, just lace some ribbon through the nail holes on the numbers & tie them to the handle part on the bucket. Once the “2013” numbers are attached, just add in ice and your favorite New Year’s drinks! Then, let the New Year’s celebrating begin! ;)


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  1. We like to celebrate with a family BBQ. Hubby’s birthday is on Jan. 1, but he likes to be mellow for the day.

  2. I’d celebrate with my family and friends at home.

  3. Love this drink bucket and I love those metal buckets too! I use them for office storage! I think this year I may just like to stay home and watch movies/play games with the kids. We usually host a party but I am just not feeling it this year!

  4. Going to celebrate at our friend’s house.

  5. Always with my family

  6. We eat noodles because they signify long life. I keep a pocket full on money when the bell tolls at midnight to bring good luck in money for the new year.
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  7. Rhonda Grisham says:

    We love to just chill here at home with family.

  8. We usually go to a neighbor’s house and party!

  9. With family and food. Because food is fun, relaxing, loving… you name it.

    For us, celebrating means relaxing, so we play games, watch movies, turn on the popcorn machine, and have a good time!

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like to stay home and watch movies.

  11. I usually enjoy a nice dinner with my family, but I don’t stay awake until midnight.

  12. Ashley Hatten says:

    My husband and I usually go out but we aren’t this year.

  13. I like to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with my family.

  14. joanna garcia says:

    w my brother who is stationed overseas and my nephew who i rarely see either

  15. Mary norman says:

    With my family !!!!

  16. I enjoy a quiet day at home with my family.

  17. Vicki Chambers says:

    New Year’s Eve is usually a bust for us. We’re asleep but if we’re lucky one of us will hear the TV countdown and wake the other up for a quick kiss and back to sleep. haha New Year’s Day we will spend at home with the kids, eating sauerkraut and black-eyed peas for good luck!

  18. Charlene S says:

    I like to stay home on New Years Eve. At midnight with hit pots with wooden spoons and yell Happy New Year.

  19. This is a clever idea!

  20. Katie Contests says:

    Honestly… I just sleep!

  21. We love to toast with sparkling apple juice and kiss a lot at midnight!

  22. I’m a bum. I like the “idea” of a fancy party. But honestly. I’d rather stay home with my hubby, pups and kiddo.

  23. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love to spend it at home with my family

  24. Shanna Uptergrove says:

    NYE will be spent here at home!! Movies and take out with the kids :) New Year’s Day- starting a new tradition- Going to have lunch with my mom. We both deserve a fresh start after 6 months of heartache, pain, and worries. Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.

  25. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would like to go to a good party

  26. I like to spend it with my son and husband watching the ball drop and just being together bringing in the new year is all i can ask for :D

  27. Always with my husband =)

  28. I wish I could say stress free, but we are moving those days.

  29. By watching the countdowns and twilight zone marathons with my kids and eating appetizers

  30. We actually like to take it easy and throw a little party with the kids at home. We set off small fireworks outside and try to stay up to watch the ball drop. Some of us don’t make it till midnight though, lol.

    Love your crafty idea because it’s easy, sparkly and CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

  31. I like to do as little as possible because January is a super busy month for me work-wise and I like to get a little rest before that starts!

  32. Love those metal buckets!!

    I love spending New Years Day being lazy with my family. :)

  33. Michelle H. says:

    We stay home and watch the ball drop while eating pizza and wings. New Year’s Day we spend in pj’s while I cook a ham for good luck.

  34. Hang at home being lazy.

  35. Jennifer Marie says:

    With family playing games!

  36. We tend to take down the Christmas decorations a little earlier than most people, because we start to decorate for Mardi Gras, which is early this year (Feb 12th).

  37. Tami Vollenweider says:

    We have Tailgate Food and spend it with my Mother-in law

  38. That’s adorable!! And I am now looking for the glitter paint spray!

  39. We have an annual party at a friend’s house for New Year’s Eve, and relax on New Year’s Day!

  40. That is so cute! I’m excited to spend New Year’s with my hubby. We’ll have a nice dinner and time together. It will be fun.

  41. colleen boudreau says:

    With a bunch of my friends.

  42. we go to church

  43. I like to go out with my friends and play games :)

  44. I’d like to celebrate New Year’s with my family. I already have hats and noisemakers so I am ready to go!

  45. teresa herrera-honores says:

    i love to celebrate with my family and we all go out to eat or have breakfast together too!

  46. Elida Herrera says:

    surrounded by friends and family!

  47. We typically play games and just have a low-key night


  48. We are having the neighbors over– kids are getting NYE swag from The Dollar Tree… still need to fig out food!

  49. I love that bucket and it could be so versatile and use it year round!

    I love hanging out with friends and family, playing games and reminiscing about the past :)

  50. I love celebrating New Year with my family at home. Good food, games, movies, etc.

  51. We’ll be with family!

  52. I plan to have a movie marathon at home

  53. Alison Jones says:

    I’m done with my 20s, now I get sleepy if I’m up past 10:00, so very little celebrating for me.

  54. I am celebrating it with a night away with my husband without the kids! We are going to a comedy show!

  55. I like to stay home with the family – no need to be out on the road….

  56. We always go for a hike New Years Day and NYE we generally have a big game night.

  57. We stay home and have a great dinner and stay up and watch TV

  58. for the past 7 years with my husbands family playing board games!

  59. great idea! Actually did some crafting for Christmas with spray paint, epsom salts and glitter…loved it! a little messy though. For New Year’s, gotta watch the Rose Parade and then THE game!!

  60. We’re visiting my in-laws so we’re not going to be doing much this year.

  61. My husband and I usually go out, but this is our first New Years as parents, so we will probably stay home and enjoy some family time

  62. With my family, a quiet night at home!

  63. We’re letting the kiddos stay up until 9:00 so they can see the ball drop in NY…one of the great benefits of being on the West Coast! Kids get to see all the fun and then go to bed at 9:30!

  64. i love watching everyone else celebrate

  65. Today I am cleaning so I start the new year with a clean environment!

    (also in case anyone stops over tomorrow)

  66. At home. Relaxing. :)

  67. at home with my fiance

  68. with my family and friends in my home putting out a feast of goodies and some good old chat and fun

  69. Our kids are too young to stay up but we played a board game and when they went to bed we watched movie and relaxed. Today it is my grandma’s birthday so we brought her some home made tamales and sang Happy Birthday. Lovely time with family!

  70. We stayed home and had a nice dinner and watched movies.

  71. we had chicken wings and shrimp

  72. I always celebrate the new year with family

  73. I like to celebrate at home with my family and lots of party snacks!!!

  74. Partying with friends.

  75. I celebrate with wine and family

  76. Karla Schmidt says:

    With a game night!

  77. To spend it with friends

  78. With family

  79. I celebrate with lots of food

  80. a night at home

  81. we have a tradition where every member of the family makes another member’s favorite food. It’s always a lot of fun

  82. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    By appreciating every moment!

  83. Food and fireworks

  84. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    At Home With A Small Party Surrounded By Family And Friends

  85. Safe at home with my family.

  86. We like to keep it low key. Just home relaxing.

  87. i always celebrate at home. nice and quiet and safe. :)

  88. With some champagne and my husband!

  89. I like to hang out with friends!

  90. we stay indoors :) simple and safe.

  91. I like to celebrate with a casual get-together of lots of friends!

  92. Since it has already passed… I’m embarrassed to say I was asleep long before midnight. I wish I would have tried harder to celebrate :)

  93. We usually stay home and watch the ball drop on TV. This year we went to a friend’s house and were home just in time to ring in the new year like always!

  94. I spend New Years Eve playing games and building puzzles with my family.


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