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New Year’s Eve is a party that can be celebrated in a number of ways! You can bring out the sparklers and party poppers, or you could do something completely different to celebrate a new chapter in your life.

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a New Year’s Eve party without getting too carried away, especially if you’ve had plenty of pre-New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a low-key night in or something more extravagant, we’ve got you covered with these creative ideas! Enjoy our list with plenty of ideas for your NYE party! 

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1. Make A Fun Fondue Party

If you’re looking for a relaxed and fun New Year’s Eve party, why not try a fondue party? It’s perfect for all ages and can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. Plus, there are so many different types of fondue to choose from, from cheese to chocolate!

Fondue is one of those things that people seem to either love or hate, so if you have a mixed crowd, be sure to have other finger food available, just in case!

Once your guests arrive, they will need to pick their fondue type and prepare it by heating it in a fondue pot. While the fondue is being prepared, guests can use the time to set up their plates with fruit, veggies, treats like pretzels or marshmallows, or even their own small pots to prepare fondue in!


2. Watch The Ball Drop

This is a classic New Year’s Eve party idea that is perfect for people of all ages. If you’re looking for something low-key and easy to organize, this is it!

All you need is a TV with access to the Times Square ball drop, some party supplies like snacks and drinks, and somewhere to sit or recline. You could even have a small party in your own home while watching the glittery ball drop!

If you’re looking for something more extravagant, many bars and clubs will be hosting their own events to watch the ball drop. Be sure to book ahead if this is what you’re after!


3. Play Fun Games

Another easy and fun New Year’s Eve party idea is to play some fun games! This could be anything from your personal favorite games to classic party games like Charades, Truth or Dare, or Never Have I Ever!

If you’re not sure what party game to choose, make sure to check out our collection of party games. Follow the link to find some great card games, board games, and free games to play on your phone. If you want to make it more special, prepare some party favors for the winners. I guarantee you’ll find some fun and new games to play with your friends!


4. Host A Masquerade Party

If you’re looking for a more elegant and extravagant New Year’s Eve party, why not try a masquerade party? This is a fun idea for people of all ages and can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.

Choose between all those great party themes for your costume party and get creative! Masquerade parties are a great way to bring everyone together, whether they’re young or old. Everybody will love dressing up in their best costumes and masks!


5. Watch Holiday Movies

Love coming together with friends and family to watch some classic holiday movies? Well, why not host your very own holiday movie marathon for New Year’s Eve! This is a great way to bring everyone together and relax before the countdown begins.

Make sure you have plenty of snacks and drinks to go around, and maybe even some board games or other activities to keep everyone busy between movies. If you want to make it more fun, combine the event with a pajama party! Make sure to prepare some hot cocoa in the morning and enjoy a perfect time with your party guests! 

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6. Have A Formal Dinner Party

If you’re looking for a more formal and elegant New Year’s Eve party, why not try a fancy dinner party? This type of party is perfect for people of all ages and can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. To make it more special, make the dinner a brunch at midnight. 

All you need is some great comfort food, fancy party drinks, and a table setting for each guest. This is a great opportunity to experiment with cuisines. You can even go all-out and have matching place settings! To make it more special, use a black tie dress code for this special event.

If you’re celebrating with adults, consider having a champagne bar, or creating some fruity cocktails, or serving hot toddies. And don’t forget the champagne toast when the clock strikes midnight! This is the perfect way to celebrate in style and enjoy delicious food together. 


7. Set Up Your Own Photo Booth

  One of the most fun and popular New Year’s Eve party ideas is to set up your own photo booth! This is a great way for guests to let loose and have some fun. You can either set it up yourself or get a friend to help you out.

All you need is some photo booth props, a camera, and somewhere for everyone to gather. It can be anything from a classic selfie station to a New Year-themed photo booth, and all you need is access to Insta or Facebook.

With this New Year’s Eve activity, you get the chance to save every embarrassing moment of the evening. This is the perfect way for guests to get creative before the big countdown to midnight! 


8. Host A Cocktail Party

Another great New Year’s Eve party idea is to host a cocktail party! This fun theme is perfect for people of all ages as you can make non-alcoholic glitzy cocktails as well.

All you need is a variety of drinks, snacks and some decorations. You can go with a simple theme like black and gold or create a New Year-inspired cocktail menu with everybody’s favorite drinks! This type of party is perfect for people who love to mix and mingle.

Creating and drinking these classic cocktails together will guarantee lots of special moments. And don’t forget the colorful cocktail umbrellas! Enjoy your cocktail cheers at midnight and create new favorite moments together!


9. Write New Year’s Eve Resolutions

One of the best New Year’s Eve party ideas is to write and share your New Year’s resolutions! This is a great way for guests to come together and share their goals.

All you need are scraps of paper, pens and some decorations. Then you can either divide your guests into teams or let each person go alone. It’s up to you how you want to do this. You can either share your resolutions or keep them private!

You can even have a guest of honor who reads the resolutions of every slip of paper! This is an excellent way to start the new year on a positive note. And it’s sure to inspire guests to set some goals for themselves!


10. Host A Party Through The Decades

 Why not host a party that takes your guests through the decades? This is the perfect theme to bring the generations together.

Let your guests know that everyone should show up in an outfit of their favorite decade. Make sure to take pictures of everybody’s party outfit! Some of them will show up with plastic bead necklaces, some may even bring their sparkly plastic flutes from the early 2000s.  

You should try to mix all generations together in your party decorations and other supplies. For example, you can start off with some music from the ‘50s and serve snacks like pizza or hot dogs. Then use 80s music to turn the event into a dance party. This will make everyone feel at home!


11. Throw A Gold-Themed Party

If you’re looking for a luxurious and high-end New Year’s Eve party theme, look no further than gold! This color is associated with wealth and luxury so it’s perfect for a special night like New Year’s. The gold theme is also great for birthday parties. 

Although this theme is simple, there are ways to make it your own. As the first step, use gold decoration for everything in your party space! Bring in the party vibe by adding some gold star confetti, other gold accessories like gold party hats, or setting up a photo booth with a gold fringe backdrop. If you want to make it more special, turn it into a Gold & Silver New Year’s Eve party. 

👉 Are you still in need of more ideas? Read this article to find great Things To Do On New Year’s Eve!

✍️  December 23, 2021

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