Finish off the 2019 with a New Year’s Eve party that’s fun and unforgettable. Take your NYE festivities to the heights of glamour with all-out glitter and sparkle or sink into the ease of pajamas and comfort food. Make some memories with your friends that’s about more than the ordinary champagne and confetti—although a glass of bubbly is essential for some for the celebration. Spend the last hours of 2019 just as you want and welcome in an exciting New Year with these creative party theme suggestions.
Roaring Twenties Party
This isn’t just any old decade we’re ushering in here. It’s the ‘20s, and the last time that number came up the decade was famous for bathtub gin, jazz and flappers. Get ready for another Roaring Twenties with a party that strikes all the right notes.
Line up a jazzy playlist and look to shows such as “Downton Abbey” and “The Great Gatsby” for costume ideas. String paper lanterns overhead to create a ceiling of glowing lights. Set a table with classic white linens and floating white candles at varying heights in glass hurricanes. Sound a tone of elegance by using fine china, silver flatware and vintage glassware. Use silver mint julep cups to serve their namesake cocktail or as a display of alternative vases scattered around the table.
Glitz and Glamour Party
Bring on the bling in 2020 by turning your NYE party into an enchanting winter wonderland glittering with gold and silver snowflake decorations and a silver sequin tablecloth, sparkly party streamers and glitter-filled balloons. Dust off a sparkly disco ball from the ‘70s to liven up your dance floor.
Serve up plenty of champagne and keep the theme going by decking the halls with balloons in the shapes of champagne bottles. Suggest that your guests break out their bedazzled outfits and sparkly jewelry.
Pass up the confetti and noisemakers and bring your besties together for a slumber party instead. Pajamas and fuzzy slippers are the required attire. Treat your guests to an enviable level of comfort complete with the luxury of soft blankets and pillows, hot cocoa by the fire and at home spa treatments to calm spirits frazzled by the hectic holiday season.
Add spa touches such as scented candles and all the bath and lounge essentials for mani-pedis and facials for the year’s most relaxing night in. Welcome in the New Year with a nice glass of champagne and comfort food as the clock heads toward midnight.
Mystery and Masquerade Party
Lure your guests to a night of intrigue and mystery with a masquerade ball and require your guests to don fancy masquerade masks. Or buy a murder mystery party kit and investigate your own thriller. When you send out your invitations to the mystery party, include the character description, costume suggestions, and background for the story to your guests. Masquerade masks can suggest the character each guest will play.
The evening reveals additional clues to each guest that tell them about their own character or the murder. Guests then reveal the clues to the rest of the partygoers.