The month of December is here which means the countdown has begun. Countdown for the most anticipated moment of the year, when the ball drops and marks the beginning of a brand new year full of hopes. And with that, time has also come to prepare for one of the biggest bashes of the year, New Year's Eve Party. After all it's important to end the year with a powerful statement and bring in the new one in style.
Planning any party can get tricky, even more so if it's a New Year's Eve Party. The hype is at another level around this time. So yes, the pressure is on to bring an one-of-a-kind experience to your guests. But what can you do? That is why we are here. Take a look at this compilation of some of the simple yet effective New Year's Eve Party Ideas that will come handy while you start brainstorming. No matter what kind of party you have in mind, these ideas will definitely be inspiring.
Set Up a Resolution Board:
The start of a new year means it's time to make some new goals for yourself. Because of this, including a resolution board at your New Year's Eve celebration is the most effective way to pay homage to this long-standing custom. Request that each of the visitors write down their resolutions for the new year on the board, and then put the board somewhere so everyone can see it and get motivation from it.
Hang a Festive Banner:
Hang a radiant festive banner appropriate for a New Year's Eve Party at the entrance of the venue to welcome your guests with a flair. After all, you would want to make a good impression on them from the get-go. You can easily DIY this banner yourself with some simple supplies. And if you have kids at home, then involving them to make this banner can be a fun and engaging activity for them as well. This lovely Welcome Sign from Custo Mosaic will also be an attractive inclusion.
Set up a Confetti Bar:
Confettis are essential for a New Year's Eve celebration. So it's important to set up a Confetti Bar at your party. You can buy colorful papers and make the confetti yourself. Place them in jars so your guests can easily grab them while the final countdown begins. You can even try your hand in making confetti poppers. Just be prepared to clean up the house afterwards!
Amp up the Glitz:
A new year party decor calls for a dazzling, colorful and fun vibe to it. So glitters and sparkles will be your best friend while you prepare for the festivities. Choose glitter-y tablecloths, bright curtains, rugs and boldly painted wall-arts to spruce up your place. And for an additional glam up, use disco balls as party decorations. They will automatically enhance the look of the party infinitely more.
Set up a Cocktail Bar:
No party is complete without drinks and that's even more valid for a New Year's Eve Party. Alcohol is the life of this occasion. Serving champagne is an obvious thing, but you can take the fun up a notch by setting up a Cocktail Bar. Stock up on all the things to make cocktails and ask everyone at the party to come and make their own cocktails. It will be a good party activity to keep your guests entertained and additionally you get to taste different cocktails.
Set up a funky Photobooth:
When we are talking about keeping the guests engaged with fun activities, we can't ignore the fact that most people at New Year's Eve Party spend most of their time clicking numerical pictures to post on Instagram and keeping as a memory of the fateful night. So make your guests happier by setting up a Photobooth for them. Use colorful balloons, fringe curtains and funky trinkets as the backdrop of your creative Photobooth. Also keep items like quirky glasses, hats, mustache, beard handy so people can put them on as they wish and have a good time.
Put up a Countdown Wall:
New year and countdown goes hand in hand. So why not incorporate it into the party decor? Put up a Countdown clock backdrop on the wall. It will be a fun and appropriate backdrop to take pictures with while waiting for the ball drop. And to make things more interesting you can also DIY balloons with clock design to up as New Year's Eve Party decor.
Reminisce the Past:
Just like new year is the beginning of new things, it's also a good time to reminisce about the valuable moments of the past. You can decorate your house with photos and memorable things you used before. You can also ask your friends and family to bring something with them as well. It will create a great opportunity to look back to the olden days and find treasures hidden inside your memory box. You may end up spending hours chatting about all the funny and embarrassing stories of everyone.
Light Up Your Space:
A new year's Eve Party must have a touch of glamor and glitz to it like no other occasions. So along with all other party decors, you need to enhance the beauty and brightness of your home with lights. Use fairy lights to hang around windows and mirrors (tree branches in case of an outdoor party) and create a gorgeous ambience.
Create a New Year Playlist:
Curate a smashing new year's Eve party playlist that you and your friends can groove to. After all, New Year's Eve is the best time to let loose and have fun. Choose all upbeat, fun and hopeful songs that match the vibe of the party. You can also ask your guests to give recommendations. Don't forget to set up a speaker and you are good to go.
Serve Boozy Dessert:
You can never get enough alcohol at a New Year's Eve Party. So it's the perfect occasion to serve your guests with decadent boozy dessert. These alcohol infused sweet treats will be such a hit with your friends and family that they would end up craving more. Check this out for more dessert ideas - 10 Gluten-free Dessert Recipes to Brighten Up Your Day.
Pick the Perfect Centerpiece:
Sprucing up the tablescape is an important task to prepare for a new year eve celebration. And the thing you need to pay attention to the most is to pick up the perfect centerpiece for your table. It should be aligned with the theme of the party you are organizing. It could be a lovely flower vase or a beautiful candle holder. We love this unique and vibrant Lemon Vase from Nature Wit.
Go For a Champagne Theme:
Champagne is a symbol of a fresh beginning and thus it is such an integral part of the New Year's Eve celebration. But you can do more than just serve it as a beverage. Incorporate the essence of it as your party theme. Go for the classic theme of glitter-y golden and black decors all around your home and ring in the new year in style.
Flowers are Your Friends:
There's barely anything other than flowers that can brighten up a place in a jiffy with minimal effort. If glitters and disco balls are not your cup of tea, then floral decoration will be the right choice for you. Along with colorful flower wreaths and cute plants, choose home decors with floral motifs as well to match well with the New Year's Eve Party theme. We adore this gorgeous Bold Floral Mosaic Tabletop from Lisbon Mosaic Studio that will match this theme brilliantly.
Arrange a Game Night:
Instead of a big bash if you are planning to opt for something a little bit low-key, then you can arrange a fun & cozy family game night. Classic board games are something that can never go wrong. You can also go for interesting party games involving alcohol to take the fun up a notch.
Read more: How to Arrange a Family Game Night