Ring in the new year at home with stylish party decor that won't cost a fortune.
As the end of the year comes to a close are you preparing for your at home New Year's celebration? It's a great idea for the whole family to enjoy a party at home instead of going out. Hosting your own New Year's Eve celebrations can seem daunting but with these easy tips you'll have everyone begging you to host again next year!
And while New Year's resolutions are a big part of kicking off the upcoming year, don't neglect to celebrate your triumphs for the past year too. There is something about celebrating all of the joys and successes and reflecting upon the previous year that is super appealing. Let's get partying!
How to Host an Awesome At Home Party for Your New Year's Eve Celebration
Make your celebration with friends and family members so much fun with these great ideas to begin the brand new year, including free New Year printables below. What better way to celebrate than from the comfort of your own home!
Pick a New Year's Eve Party Theme
Pick a theme that will be ideal for your party. Choosing a theme based on colors is always an easy go-to option. I decided to go with a black, white and gold colored theme for our New Year's party.
Embellish Food Item Presentation
Adding some pizzazz to your food display is a great way to vamp up your presentation. We don't drink, but we do love our Martinelli's. Glittery champagne glasses are the perfect accessory to hold drinks. Who doesn't love to create a sparkly new year?
Shopping at a dollar store or Target dollar section are great options for finding cheap dinnerware like paper plates, bowls or glasses for parties.
And you can't host a fun party without having a bunch of munchies around. Charcuterie boards, a cheese board, toffee apple dip or even a hot chocolate bar are fun ideas. These candy items on display are fun to color coordinate in cute decorative jars and platters. Remember when you are hosting a party to have varying heights to your display to add some dimension.
Use Party Decor to Match
Don't underestimate the power of matching party decor to set the mood for your special occasion. The rest of these supplies I found on Amazon - you can shop them below! What party would be complete without some sparkle to brighten up the space? I love the gold accents with all of the party decor.
Fan Flowers or Pom Poms
Fan flowers are festive and a lot of fun for any party. They bring a big punch, but when you are done they fold up nice and small for storage.
The gold glitter masks were at Target's dollar spot. What party would be complete without a little bit of pizazz and sparkle? I love the gold accents with all of the party decor. They are great photo ops for photo booths too. If you can't find them at Target there are some great options on Amazon. Affiliate links below
Younger kids especially will love to have balloons around. Create a festive balloon arch in your party color palette to have an awesome focal feature.
A New Year's banner is perfect for hanging over a doorway or to fill space. And a hanging garland that drapes down in a curtain is so much fun for kids to walk through.
Other Decorating Ideas
- Party hats for all to wear
- Fortune cookies or another treat to tell your fortune for the New Year
- Glow sticks
- Create a photo backdrop with props
Use Free New Year's Eve Printables for a Focal Point
How about free printables for your own party as well? These free New Year's Eve printables are super cute as a display in your living room or in your kitchen. A printable set like this is the perfect way to add style for cheap.
Fun Ideas for Using Free New Year's Printables
- Gift Tags
- Put in a frame and display on a table
- Add to a clipboard
- Bottle label
- Add to printable cards
Enjoy your free printable template for a fun way to brighten your New Year's Eve party decor.
At Home New Year's Eve Party Ideas and Activities
Looking for more festive ideas than your traditional New Year's Eve party games? Check out any of these fun home ideas for new year activities.
Ideas for Younger Children
Color hats with your kids! View these free printables here. You can also use these for coloring sheets if your kids don't want to make hats.
How fun are these confetti Poppers (tutorial here) If hands-on craft activities are more your kids' style, I guarantee they will love them. These are a great way to celebrate with a bang if you don't want to go the fireworks route. But parents beware, you'll definitely have more to clean up!
Ideas for Older Kids
Since older kids at a party may not want to participate in all of the younger activities, here a few directed for an older group.
Minute to Win it Games. These easy games are awesome because you usually have stuff at home that you can use instead of needing to buy things from the store.
Game Night for All Ages
A lot of these board games or interactive games can be found at local stores. They aren't too hard to teach newcomers who haven't played before. You can also view them on Amazon here
More Fun Ideas
- Have a dance party with your favorite songs
- Play card games
- Hold a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt for kids
- Watch a favorite movie
- Don't forget to watch the balloon drop
- New Year's Eve Bingo with prizes
- Have a dress code with festive attire
- Easy crafts or fun coloring pages for younger children
Enjoy these at home New Year's Eve party ideas as you celebrate with your family and friends this year.
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