New Years Eve is a time for going out with the old and in with the new. The party symbolizes new beginnings so start off the year with a bang with some fun New Years Eve party ideas! There’s no need to break bank when planning a party for the New Year. Here are some great ways you can have an elegant, enjoyable party without spending too much cash.
Some fun and inexpensive party supplies that are perfect for New Year celebrations include hats, leis, noise makers, party poppers, tiaras, and streamers. You can even purchase a package of New Year party items based on your budget. The most inexpensive packages of New Years Eve party supplies are in the $25 to $27 range. And of course you can’t have a New Year celebration without decorating with some balloons. Better yet, you can get a balloon drop bag. Balloon drop bags are very inexpensive and come with a release cord. They serve as a great decoration as well as a colorful way to usher in the New Year!
New Years Eve Party Ideas
If you want to do something unique this New Year, consider planning your party around a theme. Some fun themes include masquerades, hat parties, 80s retro parties, and pajama parties. Choosing a theme also makes it a lot easier for you to decorate.
For example, for an 80s retro party you can decorate the house with 80s memorabilia like posters from teeny bopper magazines and neon colored streamers. Of course you would listen to 80s music all night and the guests would dress up in 80s outfits. You can also sit down together earlier in the night to watch classic 80s movies like Sixteen Candles and Flashdance.
If you would really like to keep costs and planning to a minimum without sacrificing elegance, adorn your home with sparkly décor, dim the lights, and serve yummy appetizers. You can create a centerpiece by adding some water to a large bowl, lighting votive candles, and letting them float on the water.
To keep guests entertained before countdown, play a classic party game like Charades. Another fun game involves having everyone write their resolutions on small slips of paper and putting them in a bowl. Each person has to take one of the slips, read the resolution out loud, and guess whose resolution it is.
For added elegance, place individual servings of food in martini glasses. Some dishes you can serve that are inexpensive yet chic include chocolate fondue, pasta salad, cocktail cookies, and pesto cream cheese with crackers.
There are a multitude of different cocktails you can make with champagne and there is no need to buy an expensive bottle of bubbly. “Real” champagne must be produced in the Champagne region of France. However, there’s no need to buy real champagne if you are on a budget. Brut is an economical alternative that is just as delicious.
Some great tasting, elegant cocktails you can make with inexpensive champagne include the mimosa and the raspberry sparkler. To make a mimosa, all you have to do is add orange juice to a glass of champagne. To make a raspberry sparkler, add a dash of raspberry liquor and a few fresh raspberries to a glass of champagne.
Keep these tips in mind when planning your next New Year celebration. There is no need to spend lots of money purchasing expensive New Years Eve party supplies, decorations, food, and champagne. Create an elegant yet affordable celebration by adding these simple touches to your upcoming New Year’s party!