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How are you planning to spend your New Year? As this year is coming to an end, it’s about time you start planning an exciting New Year’s Eve. Every year there are new goals to be accomplished and new dreams to be fulfilled, which makes us wait for the New Year in total excitement. If you are looking for some New Year party ideas at home, GreatBuyz has some amazing ideas you can use to throw an extravagant party on December 31st.
Make your guests feel the carnival from the comfort of your home with these party ideas that are handpicked by our team.
1. New Year Party Home Decor Ideas
Decorations are the setting scene for your New Year party, so you cannot go wrong with it. Choosing the right décor for the party can get really challenging. However, we will make it easier for you. Start with choosing the right colour theme for the party. According to party gurus, black, silver, and white gold are the best New Year’s party theme colours.
Here are some amazing New Year party looks to take inspiration from:
As you see, balloons are a major decoration prop; you can get a lively backdrop to host a kickass New Year party by setting up a balloon wall. You can use colourful balloons or stick with the black and gold theme.
Pixelfox Solid Metallic Black Gold Balloon
Don’t Forget to Make Room For the Dance Floor
Unless you are planning a terrace or outdoor New Year party, you need to make space for the dance floor. If you really want the party to take off, you better arrange for a disco ball and lights to brighten up the dance floor and encourage guests to groove.
Here’s how some of the well lit and decorated party spaces look:
CurioCity Fairy LED String Decorative Lights
CITRA Laser Lights with Wireless Remote Control
Make Jumbo Confetti Poppers
Poppers and confetti are not just the requirements of New Year’s party, but it’s a lot more amazing experience when poppers are life-sized.
Obviously, you can order a popper from Amazon or Flipkart, but what fun it will be if it is jumbo-sized. If you want one humungous popper for your party, you need to get your hands dirty and make one yourself. Not just for your New Year’s Eve, the tutorial we are sharing with you will help you learn a valuable skill, i.e., making insanely exciting jumbo confetti poppers at home.
2. Bring On The Bite-Size Delights
If your New Year’s party is any good, it is going to last till midnight. Remember, your guests cannot go that late without feeling hungry. As you are planning to throw a party at home, you are not bound to have only restricted dinner time. We recommend you to plan a full course dinner early in the night, maybe around 8 pm, and for the rest of the night, keep the party fueled with bite-sized food items and shot size drinks.
Most party-goers love bite-size food as it keeps the hunger at bay and does not require much effort to get to the stomach. There’s a lot of bit size delights that you can add to your New Year’s party menu such as glass bites, pizzettes, dips and chips, small size pasta, quiches, crepes, fruit mix and a lot more. The trick is to keep the food light so that your guests can enjoy the party instead of trying to digest the meal the whole night. If you are running out of recipes for bite-sized delicacies, here’s a reliable resource.
Party-Perfect Bites: Delicious recipes for canapés, finger food, and party snacks
3. Drink to Toast to the New Year
Arguably, a party for the New Year is quite unfinished business if there are no drinks to toast. Champagne makes the top choice for guests, but don’t be boring and try something new with the cocktails.
Serving glasses of pure champagne will ideally appeal to the champagne purists, but for most of the party crowd, it will be boring. We forbid you from serving pure bubbly-based New Year’s Eve toast. Instead, try something more adventurous such as these champagne cocktails.
These are the 15 purest delight champagne cocktails that will leave your guests tingled to their last taste bud. The recipes are perfect for evening celebrations. Add these twists to the crisp glass of champagne and see your guests getting into the party mood in an instant.
Oh! We are not done yet. Champagne is all fine and good, but it is not the only drink for your New Year party. There’s a whole league of cocktails that are just waiting to make your party a lot more happening. From good old lemon martini to Daquiri to fancy Ramos Fizz, there are 36 cocktails (to be exact) to choose from. No matter what taste for drinks your guests possess, there’s a cocktail for everyone.
Check out these 36 amazing cocktails for your New Year party at home.
A word of caution!!
Not every guest in your part is going to be a drinker, and it doesn’t feel nice to leave them out, isn’t it?
The solution lies with Champagne Jello Shots that have no champagne but non-alcoholic sparkling cider as an alternative. We know that the champagne jello shots are a lot more fun, but the whole family, including kids, can enjoy these improvised versions of jello shots. You can add any flavour of sparkling cider along with berries and cherries that will add a fancy look to the overall beverage. To make them more appealing for kids, you can even add gummies.
Now we can’t leave you hanging, which is why here’s an amazing non-alcoholic Champagne Jello Shot recipe that you can try at home. You will need White Grape Sparkling Juice and blackberries if you are making these jello shots for adults. These ingredients will make the shots look a lot more sophisticated for a non-alcoholic beverage. However, don’t be limited to our version only; there’s a scope for a lot more. Also, you can customize the looks of your jello shots to go with your New Year party theme by cutting them into cubes, put them into jars, or simply pouring them into stemmed glasses.
4. Create Lovely Music
New Year party at home will require some of the best music to set the mood of your guests. But don’t be mistaken to think that any music will make your New Year party mega-hit, you will need just the right tunes to get the party started.
First, you have to choose the right music streaming service. While you can play music from any source, some particular streaming services offer HD quality music such as Gaana, JioSaavan, Spotify, and Apple Music. Moving on, create a playlist that is perfect for your party; instead of just going with standard tunes, try to make a playlist, for instance, of the best songs you know your guests love. Think about it, how hard it is to keep your feet from dancing to the tunes when your favourite music plays at a party.
Now to make the music reach the ears, you need high-qualitjbly speakers. The Bluetooth speakers are best to deliver music at your home New Year party because they are designed to be portable. Get a couple of them and keep at the most remote corners of your home to fill every inch of the room with music.
Here are some of the Best Bluetooth Speakers for the New Year party at home.
1. JBL Clip 2
2. Bose Sound Link Micro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
3. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
5. Make a Photo Booth
A party with pictures is an event without memories. Click here, and click there makes your New Year party truly memorable. That being said, smartphones have made taking pictures trivial, but there’s always something elemental missing when clicking pics individually with our phones.
Go adventurous and set up a photobooth for the guests. There’s a distinguished fun about clicking pictures with a theme, which is why when you put up a photo booth, you add a concept. You don’t have to spend a fortune to set up a photobooth. All you need is to arrange for some decorations to make for a decorative background, a camera with a tripod (your phone will work as well), appropriate lighting and props such as fur hats, blow horns, and placards. There you have it, the right recipe for the photo booth, and don’t forget to pair the guests and ask them to do something quirky.
Now that you know how to set up a photo booth shop for the items needed.
Marklif Gorilla Tripod/Mini Tripod for Mobile Phone, DSLR & Action Cameras
TENDYCOCO New Year Party Photo Booth Props Kit
6. Keep Plenty Of Activities
Your New Year party has everything-awesome décor, delicious food, and amazing music, but what about the activities?
Don’t let your guests just wait for the countdown, instead make arrangements to keep them engaged through the night. Here are some New Year party activity ideas to try at home:
Resolution mania-New Year is all about making resolutions and then breaking them. Well, there’s no harm in making resolutions for the year to come. Ask your party guests to make a New Year resolution and write it down on a paper. Keep surprise gifts for the weirdest, funniest, and quirkiest resolutions.
Here are the most common New Year resolutions:
Tell your guests they can’t pick any of these. It will challenge them to think out of the box.
Time capsule-Make a time capsule questionnaire asking your guests about their favourite movie last year, the best moment that they experienced in the last year, what they regret about the last year and what they want to accomplish in the new year. Mix the questions and let the guests pick one at random.
Prediction play-New Year is also about a new future that is open to a lot of possibilities. Make a game out of it and ask your friends to write predictions for the year. Put the predictions in a bowl and let the guests read them at random during supper. Throw in a challenge to make a guess who wrote the prediction. You will be amazed by how difficult it can get to guess your friends’ predictions. For the right guesses, give Fortune Cookies as the winnings.
Zyraa’s Fortune Cookie crispy future
Never Have I Ever (New Year Version)-The highly popular alcohol-laden game is an ideal New Year party adventure. You will need five or more players to start the game (lesser will do, but it’s better with more players). Every player gets an equal amount of drink in their cups. The first player (usually a volunteer) announces what they have not done as Never have I ever…the other players who have done what the first player hasn’t drunk their shot. If none of the players drink, then the first player has to drink his shot. The player immediately next to the first player continues, and every player takes a turn doing the same until only one player is left with alcohol in his or her cup. Now, the New Year party version of the game will only have instances related to significant events of the last year. For instance, Never have I ever dated in the last year or Never have I ever got a ticket for rash driving this year.
Bonus New Year’s Party Celebration Tips
Now that you have all the ideas to make your New Year Eve party a big success, here are some bonus tips that can make your party a lot more fun.
You can make your party a BOYA affair. Bring Your Own Appetizer theme for a New Year party lets your guests bring light appetizers that suit their taste. It also makes your party menu a lot more diverse.
Instead of letting the party die out after midnight, you can throw a midnight supper. You don’t have to go all fancy, instead just an easy menu of home-cooked meal and dessert such as fudge cake will do the trick.
Make a short video of the good memories that you have with your family and friends and watch it during the party. It is a great reminder of the wonderful moments you shared with your guests this passing year.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, the calendars will change, and cheers welcoming the New Year will fill the air. Resolutions will be made, and new plains laid out, but a prosperous year begins when you are in the company of your loved ones welcoming the New Year.
GreatBuyz wishes the most prosperous New Year for you and hope this guide will help you throw an amazing New Year party at home.