Can’t get away this year? Consider one of these fun themed New Year’s Eve party ideas that will bring the fun and excitement of New Year’s Eve to your home. From casino night to catered dinners, this guide will have a party theme to please any at-home partygoer.
Bring New York to Your Home…
Can’t get to New York, but always wanted to? Bring the lights and ball of New York to your home this year! Using black butcher paper, make the New York night skyline with plenty of skyscrapers. Line the walls with your own personal New York skyline. Use strands of white lights and poke them through the skyline periodically to make a sparkling night sky. Also use a disco ball to hang from the ceiling to give off the effect of your own New York ball drop.
Enjoy appetizers, plenty of wine, and music to enjoy a fun night of dancing, visiting, and spending time together. At midnight, watch the ball drop and include plenty of noisemakers, confetti, and hats for all of the partygoers.
Black Light Party…
For a unique party experience, consider a black light party with plenty of glow sticks, music and fun. Black out windows with blackout curtains or black paper to avoid light coming in, and change all of your light bulbs to black light bulbs. To really give off a black light effect, drape walls in plenty of black if you can. You can also add strobe lights for a unique and different effect.
Enjoy dancing to music with a DJ or to prerecorded tracks. Consider renting games from party planners like black light chess, Twister, and more. Have everyone wear white cotton tees if desired.
Casino nights are always popular. Serve hor d’ oeuvres and favors while guests play games like blackjack and poker. True casino night equipment like roulette and crap tables can be rented through party planners and party supply stores. Many times they even offer dealers at the tables.
You can have everyone dress up in old fashioned 20’s style clothes for a vintage inspired evening, or just come in whatever as long as it includes the wearing of clothes.
Mardi Gras Theme…
Bring the excitement of Louisiana Mardi Gras home to your house. Stock up on a bunch of Mardi gras supplies from the local party store, cook up some good Louisiana cooking, and enjoy a fun night together as friends.
For food, serve up some King Cake. If you aren’t able to make it, check with local bakeries or see if places in Louisiana might be available to ship it to you. See the link at the end of this article for more Mardi gras recipes and desserts you can make at home.
For activities, hand out free Mardi Gras necklaces, cups, and masks. Use Mardi gras music, lights, and flags to decorate your home and turn it into a party atmosphere. Have plenty of drinks and food on hand for partygoers.
Black and White Ball…
Turn your home into a beautiful ball with an old fashioned black and white masquerade ball. Have guests come dressed up in their finest and have dinner catered or include a nice black tie dinner for guests.
After dinner, push the furniture and rugs off the hardwood floors and bring guests in to dance to classical music. Hire a band or small orchestra if budget allows, and even a teacher to show guests how to dance.
Then let the ball begin! At the end, have a chocolate fountain and include dipping items like cakes, pretzels, and cookies to dip in the chocolate fountain. Then ring in the New Year with fancy champagne toast.
Get Into the Outdoors…
If you love the outdoors, consider heading out for a night of moonlight skiing, sledding, or a horse drawn carriage ride. You could even play snow football, or pull sleds behind ATV’s.
Afterwards, head to the local ski lodge, or inside for a cup of warm hot cocoa and chocolate pie before ringing in the New Year bundled in blankets and sitting by the warm fire. If you’re at your local ski lodge, see if they have any fun activities or parties planned and hit one of those shortly before midnight to ring in the New Year with other party goers.
If you live in warmer climate, consider a bike ride, or a game of night flag football. You could ring in the New Year outside by the pool, or snuggled in a hammock with your loved one.
Whatever you choose to do this New Year’s Eve, you’ve got a great start to finding a fun theme for you’re at home New Year’s Eve celebration!