One of the most magical times of the year to be celebrating, decorating, and bringing out your party energy! It’s almost the New Year and that means going full out with NYE party ideas! Many people see the new year as one of the most memorable times of the year and easily an excuse to glam out.
Decorating and planning for the ultimate NYE party is no shortage of that! Check out this article and find 20 of some of the best New Years’ party ideas for your final hoorah of the year and the best NYE yet!
New Years Party Ideas
It’s the shiny garland for me. It’s the glitter in my hair and all over my outfit for me. It’s the endless pouring of champagne for me. Can you tell I love New Years’? Maybe a little. Really I just love any reason to dress up, dress up my house and host a party! This is kind of funny because I’ve never hosted anything on New Years, but rather take photos at my house and go to celebrate at a friend’s place. But also this year is different! This year is a COVID New Years, YAYYaaayyyyyy….. that just means there’s some serious planning to be done AT HOME. That’s right it might just be my family and I, but you know I’m still dressing up and making everyone do it with me. Also plan to make some real fancy drinks, no pandemic stops me.
As for years past, I absolutely love New Years and always look forward to it. A time to celebrate with my closest friends/roommates and bring in the new year with the most glam! All of my NYE’s have been a little different. My favorite was to two years ago, 2018 when I had my first New Years with the roommates who have become my best friends today. Not only spending the holiday with the ones you live with, but also your closest friends, is a game-changer. We bought special NYE hats and wore them around all night, had on our fanciest clothes, and drank a lot of champagne. Can you really ask for more?
Here’s a little mem from that NYE with our fun hats (very dollar store worthy)!
Alsoooooo! I know this article is about NYE party ideas but you still need a good NYE outfit right? Tip for you!!! I had a lot of people ask where I got my dress I wore last year that I still love so much- it was literally from a consignment store, no joke. I’ve honestly seen some of the prettiest, most perfect NYE styled dresses at consignment stores and they’re so cheap! So yeah, do yourself a favor. Also glitter just makes everything better.
New Years Eve Party Ideas
Now is the time for the real NYE party planning! Follow these 20 ideas of New Years party ideas for inspo and you won’t be disappointed. If you’re going for the ultimate NYE whether that be at home or with a few friends, there’s always ways to deck out and make the most of the holiday!
Cool bar cart or side table
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Champagne is the point of NYE right? Set up and decorate a bar cart or side table and display the drinks for the evening there. As soon as your guests arrive they’ll want a drink from this beautiful display!
Tiramisu in a glass
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If you’re wanting a simple but elegant dessert to serve and something they can easily take around with them here is your perfect NYE party dessert idea. Tiramisu in a glass! Just make sure you have glasses where you can fill enough dessert and longs spoons!
Photo booth frame
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This is a great activity with your friends and way to remember the night by. Can it really be a New Years without a good photo booth opportunity?
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Even the furniture needs decorating! What better way to make friends feel like they’re in the NYE party vibe than some tassel and disco balls to sit with?
Mini champagne bottles
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Here is an adorable to serve champagne to guests! This can be placed on a bar cart or side table as well. Having an option of something more simple but still a fun experience your guests will love! Also anything mini just always looks cute.
Champagne bottle crowns
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Want to get extra crafty with the champagne? Make some cute gold crowns to go over the top of each bottle for the full NYE decor affect. Your guests will be antsy to get to popping the bottles!
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Just the NYE drink disco balls you were looking for! These will definitely spice up the party and breath shimmer and shine through the whole night. If you have one of these signs pull it out and add “disco drink up”!!!
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Where the photo props at though??? Collect your diy photo props in a container and have them out ready for friends. This will make the party more engaging as well!
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Bring in the new year with the best, fun balloons! These create a perfect NYE picture moment and are fun to have around the party! I love tassel added with the balloons, it really brings holiday gam.
DIY Nye crown
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Yessss Nye crowns! Whether it be a crown you make before the party or something you make for guests, this is a great and easy way to start the party and feel like a NYE QUEEN.
New years eve drinking game
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This and champagne? Here are your NYE icebreaker and perfect drinking game!! Get these super cute cards (also an easy DIY Nye craft) for your New Year’s Eve party.
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If you’re looking for the perfect NYE dessert, this champagne cake is the way to go! I mean naturally counting down to midnight, what else do you need with your champagne? Exactly, this cake.
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Okay, who’s pouring!!!? This is hands down one of my favorite glass ideas for pouring champagne and I know it’s a well-known one! The aesthetics of this too? AHH, I’m in love. This is everything. You should be having fun when you pour!
NYE flashy tassel
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Yeah, I know you’ve seen some tassel in this article but here’s me formally saying you need it in your new years!!! Most commonly tassel is placed on the wall and creates an awesome backdrop or if you want to add some more shimmer decor around the party. It makes the difference in the party, you will go from great to glam in no time!
New years resolution cards
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What a fun way to get a head start on your New Years resolution! This is a great interactive activity for you and friends, especially if you don’t have yours yet. Or like the sign says “share it, burn it or tuck it away”!
Sparkling Nye parfait
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If you want something a little different and maybe not so dessert like, sparkling mini parfaits could be your thing! This is something everyone will love and it’s an adorable way to Nye decorate.
Champagne jello sparkle shots
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If you’re a big jello shots gal like I am, here’s a super fun, easy and stylish way to some Nye jello shots! These are so cute and give you all the Nye sparkle.
Tuxedo cheese and crackers
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Oh this is the most adorable little snack for Nye! Cheese and crackers actually make a great little something to nibble on at many parties, and with the touch of the tuxedo you might not be able to get guests away from the table!
Stargazer party popper
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Last but not least, sending off the night in style with these party poppers! Exactly what you need to complete the Nye celebration and bring the final energy!
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