Throwing a New Year’s Eve Party – Theme Ideas

New Year’s Eve is always a best day to enjoy in life as we have a finished a year living and stepping towards to the next New Year with lots of hopes and thoughts. In respect to it, here are the best New Year’s Eve House Party Ideas which can help you to organize a small house party with your family and friends.

To get you started with your planning, here are some New Year’s theme party ideas:

Game Night: This is a great example of how to adapt New Year’s Eve party themes to fit your get together. Keep things casual by inviting guests to come dressed in comfy clothes and to bring their favorite board games. If you want to throw a formal event, however, take your game night theme up a notch with a fancy casino party. Ask guests to dress up a bit and play poker, blackjack, or other card games.

Movie Night: If you need options for New Year’s theme parties for both kids and adults, this is a wonderful choice. Depending on how much space you have, you can set up one marathon of movies for the adults and another for the kids. Make sure to have lots of pillows, blankets, and movie snacks like popcorn or candy on hand for the viewing. If you’re kicking off the party early, get a movie and its sequel or even a trilogy to last you until midnight. Switch to live TV just in time to see the ball drop!

Glow In The Dark Party: Buy black lights from your local party supplies store and set them up around the house. You will also want to purchase glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces, or even eyeglasses to hand out to guests. As you decorate, consider using fiber optic lights to add a bit of color to your party. Did you know that tonic water also glows under black lights? Try making ice cubes or Jello molds with tonic water for a glowing food and drink display. The electrifying mood created by the black light effect is perfect for a party on a night filled with anticipation.

Karaoke Night: Rent a karaoke machine for the night of the party and find familiar and favorite tunes to play. You can let guests know ahead of time that there will be singing (so they can practice!) and even encourage them to dress up as their favorite performer. A fun touch is to give out awards to your guests brave enough to stand up and belt it out.

Indulgence Party: Celebrate Create “vice stations” at your party with all of the indulgences most people plan on giving up for their New Year’s Resolution. For example, have a decadent dessert buffet with everyone’s favorite treats or set up a video-gaming lounge for those who want to try to unplug more in the upcoming year.

The countdown until midnight will pass in a flash at your New Year’s Eve theme party. You may be having so much fun that you won’t want to the night to end! Remember, you can incorporate your New Year’s Eve Party theme into all aspects of your party, from the online invitations to the decorations to the favors.

Set up a chalk board, white board, or poster board for everyone to write down their resolutions as they enter. It’s not only fun to see what others may be contemplating for the year ahead, but encouraging to know others may have the same as you as well.

Having a smaller, close-knit shindig? Share laughs by having a resolution draw. Have each guest write down their top resolution on a slip of paper and create a guessing game out of drawing each resolution.

You can really never go wrong with sparklers. If all else fails, light sparklers and you’re good to go! Using caution is always a must; but writing your name or a happy New Year message with the smoke outdoors is always fun too!

Dim your lights and flood the house with votive candles. Candles are the most romantic and cost effective way to create a festive, sexy atmosphere! To make your candles burn longer, put them in a zip lock bag in the freezer the day before your party.

Buy pink bulbs at any local home store and swap them into your lamps for the night; you will be amazed at the difference it makes and the atmosphere it creates!

They may be silly, but people still love the traditional New Year’s Eve party items such as noisemakers, hats, tiaras, boas, and horns. I always recommend putting these items on a platter or in a big decorative bowl and letting people grab items as they wish.

Ask all of your guests to give you their three favorite songs when they RSVP for the party. Create a custom CD from this list with all of your guests’ favorites! Burn extra CDs for your guests with a custom cover created on your computer to give as party favors.

On New Year’s Eve, serve a specialty drink at the start of the party and champagne at midnight, and then invite your guests to BYOB their favorites. As the host, be sure to provide all the setups, such as soda, tonic, soft drinks, lemons, limes, etc.

For your menu, I recommend light snacks throughout the evening, such as veggies and dip, pretzels, mini-pizzas, and chips.

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