Are you planning a big New Year’s Eve Party and desperate to make an impact? Okay, you might be thinking it’s all been done before, but even if it has been, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it differently and better than anyone else. Right?
Think of your big night like this – you’re shedding the year that has gone before and preparing to welcome in the new. That means looking back at all the fun times you’ve had and letting go of the bad, all while surrounded by the ones you love.
If you are planning for some cool parties, it can be a tough time to decide on your outfits for the party, you will either have to choose from your collection, or you will have to spend some amount to buy a new dress or accessories. But you can rely on discount codes on party wear, which can also relieve your difficulty in booking tickets for flights or hotels at the last moment. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that there’s music, laughter, drinks, and food.
New Year’s Eve Party Ideas
What better way to boost your party game than by creating a theme to take it to the next level – check out these nine ideas for your new year’s eve party.
The Black & White Party
There’s always been something formal about New Year’s Eve Party, so why not lean into it? Black and white add a touch of class to any affair, so use it for decoration and instruct your guests to come dressed entirely in black and white. You can decide whether your expectation is super formal or a more casual look – do you want people to be comfortable? Or, do you want people to be refined?
NYE is the perfect opportunity for anyone to show off their sparkles, so why not just go all-in? You don’t need to do much decorating; just cover everything in glitter. Guess what? Edible glitter is a thing, too, which means your drinks and food can sparkle, too.
What better way to put everyone at ease than allowing them to wear a mask for the evening? You might want to have a few spare masks for guests who think they can get away without joining in.
The Roaring 20s
The 20s were an exciting time – the clothing was elegant, and with the Prohibition in full effect, the bars were secret, and drinks were ingenious. It just happens to be where the Long Island Ice Tea came from – a drink that looks sweet and innocent (like tea) but packs a potent punch. Encourage your guests to arrive in suits and flapper depresses, put Long Islands on the cocktail menu and get ready to dance to jazz all night.
What is more appropriate for a winter event than a ski party? You can decorate your venue to resemble a resort and throw a laid-back party or a seven-course meal. Just don’t forget the hot beverages. Everyone can wear their best ski gear and prepare for a relaxing evening of board games and fun.
The Big Apple
Americans turn to watch the ball drop in NYC every NYE, so why not build your party around it?
Not everyone likes to get wild and crazy at New Year’s Eve Party – if you would prefer to have a chilled-out night with just a handful of friends, why not hold a movie marathon? You can still go all out on the food, snacks, and drinks, but you can feel relaxed about the hangout. Whether you choose all the movies along a theme or invite your friends to bring their favourite movie of the year, you’re guaranteed a great night with the ones closest to you.
The Dinner Party
Are you a foodie? Why not indulge your love by holding a multi-course dinner party. Whether five courses sound right to you or you want to push the boat out for 17, you can host a small group of friends and show off your kitchen skills.
The most epic idea for anyone who loves a spot of EDM. Invite your guests to wear light-coloured clothes and present them with glow sticks and markers upon arrival. Let them decorate themselves with the markers (or hang paper on walls to let them go really for it), and when the party starts, the lights drop, and the black lights come on to reveal a wild colour show.
If you want to make the most of your idea, make sure to choose drinks (and food) that are glow in the dark. Foods that are neutral in tone (think cheese, honey, hummus, and syrup) will light up, as does tonic water – so find a way to work tonic water into all your cocktails (perfect in jello shots).