New Year’s Eve Party Tips & Ideas

New Year’s Eve Party Tips & Ideas

This New Year’s Eve, usher out the old and welcome the new with an unforgettable celebration. From drinks to décor, we’ve put together some of our favorite recipes, tricks and tips for hosting a New Year’s Eve party.

New Year’s Decorating Ideas

Are you enjoying a small party with a few friends or hosting an elegant affair for all to join? Whatever the size of your bash, create a fun and celebratory atmosphere with balloons, paper lanterns, backdrops, party poppers and other festive props. To make sure you’re ringing in the New Year with style, choose a theme and stick to it. You can even ask guests to dress up to match the theme! Not sure where to start? Consider one of these New Year’s party themes:

  • Go for the Gold: deck your house out in all gold everything. From the champagne to the décor, you’ll feel like royalty all night. For dessert, serve Eggnog Truffle Pops covered in gold sprinkles.
  • Disco Fever: Dance the night away under a disco ball and throw on a funky 70s playlist to start the New Year in style. Keep the drinks as colorful as the outfits by serving Champagne Fireworks.
  • Masquerade: Enjoy a night of mystery and glam with a classic masquerade. You can even set up a mask decorating station. Keep the night chic with Murray’s Stovetop Fondue and Sage French 75.
  • Winter Wonderland: Transform your home into an enchanting winter wonderland with snowflake décor and pine garlands. Stick with light blues and silver for the color scheme, and don’t forget the hot chocolate bar.

New Year’s Eve Drinks

Take your toast to the next level with a signature cocktail. Or let guests mix their own drinks by setting up a champagne bar with different varieties of champagne, mixers and garnishes. Not sure what to serve? Try one of these festive party drinks:

New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Whether arranging a New Year’s charcuterie board or baking up your favorite hot dip, no celebration is complete without a few irresistible appetizers. Here are some must-have New Year’s Eve finger foods to add to your party menu:

New Year’s Eve Desserts

Complete your dinner menu with decadent and delicious desserts – because who doesn’t want to end the year on a sweet note?

  • Countdown Clock Cheesecake: Tick tock! It’s all about the clock. Save time before your party by starting with ready-to-enjoy cheesecake. Then, add a fancy ganache and a clock face to count down to the New Year.
  • Pull Apart Champagne Bottle Cupcakes: Easy to make and easy to serve, pull-apart cakes can be assembled and decorated ahead of time.
  • Champagne Cream Mini Trifles: Using premade angel food cake and instant pudding keeps this treat quick and easy.
  • Champagne Parfaits: Serve these fruit-and-champagne parfaits in flute-shaped glasses for an extra touch of class.

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