There’s nothing that quite brings in the end of the year like a New Year’s Eve party. So here are some New Year’s Eve party ideas for adults. You can find a lot of cool, new party ideas that will perfectly complement your home. So ring in the new year with these decor ideas.

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” - Melody Beattie

Try a Black and White Ball

Black and white balls are a classy way to ring in the new year.
Bring an air of class to your events. Source: NY Times

The ’20s are rolling around again and what better way to celebrate than to go back to that time in history? Try a swinging party with flappers and suits. The roaring ’20s can be relived for a night, even if it is one of the New Year’s Eve party themes 2017 has to offer. Here are some other black and white ideas you can use:

  • Suits
  • Decor in black and white
  • Checkered theme
  • 1940s holiday
  • Old timey movies
  • Dress and tie

Quick and Easy Ideas

Some of the best ideas are also the simplest. New Year’s Eve party ideas don’t have to be complicated. Often games, drinks, and friends are all you need to enjoy the New Year countdown. So with that in mind, here are some of the easier ideas with which to ring in the new year.

  • Card games
  • Chips and dip
  • Yearly predictions
  • Veggie snacks
  • Music
  • Paper hats
  • Noisemakers
  • Board games
  • Trivia
  • Blowers

BYOA - Bring Your Own Appetizer

Delicious dips can be had.
How can you say no to dip and chips? Source: Delish

Another idea that will save you on food prep is to ask guests to bring their own appetizers. If each guest brings just one dish, you’ll get a great spread of different foods. Just be sure you have the counter space for it. New Year’s Eve party food ideas can include the following:

  • Artichoke and spinach dip
  • Bloomin’ onions
  • Meatlog
  • Flatbread pizza
  • Cheese
  • Bacon-wrapped anything
  • Broccoli casserole
  • Potato salad
  • Pasta salad
  • Garlic and oil
  • Cheesy pull apart bread
  • Crab cakes

Step Up the Champagne Game

If you know how to throw a New Year’s Eve party, you know that champagne is key. Most people agree that the amount you spend on champagne doesn’t usually correlate with taste, so why not buy the cheap stuff and spruce it up a bit? You can do this in a variety of ways, including:

Disco Decor

You can't go wrong with a disco ball.
Disco balls can have many different colors with the right lighting. Source: YouTube

On the subject of New Year’s Eve party decoration ideas, one can never go wrong with a disco ball. Be sure to put a light on this piece to catch it in all its glittering glory. Setting the music to ’70s tunes will further enhance the experience. Top it all off with glowing plateware to make a truly rocking.

Candlelight Dinner and Cocktails

Don’t be afraid to get intimate with your guests. You don’t need flashy lights or loud music, just a laid back atmosphere with good people. New Year’s Eve can be a relaxed, calm night of champagne and watching the ball drop. Keep in mind that candles can be festive in and of themselves. So don’t worry yourself too much over streamers and decor.

Do You Fondue?

Cheese fondue is the way to the future
The glory of melted cheese. Source: Apple for That

Whether you are on team cheese or team chocolate, a fondue pot or fountain can make the entire party more delicious. Fondue is one of the great ways to ring in the new year. This is largely in part because you can feel classy while simply eating melted cheese (or chocolate).


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