Simple New Year’s Party Ideas!

by Melissa

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Simple New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for the entire family!


Happy 2 0 1 6! It’s almost 11 am and everyone is still sleeping! I guess that’s a sign of a fun New Year’s Eve, right?

We choose to stay here and party at home. And party we did. We had lots of appetizer type food (my husband’s favorite part of New Year’s) and then we played lots and lots of games.  One Night Ultimate Werewolf  is our newest favorite (thanks Santa!). It kept us laughing for hours! And made counting down until midnight go really fast.


Midnight Traditions

After banging pots and pans to celebrate the New Year and doing a toast, we got right back into games and played Dominion   until way too late (or early, however you want to think about it!) We don’t get to play games as often as we like, so we had to take advantage of all the extra game players we had.

That’s half the fun of New Year’s Eve is staying up late and having fun with family.

Related: 10 Simple New Years Eve Traditions 

Simple New Year’s Eve Party Decorations

It’s not a party with some decorations. I kept it super simple this year by putting up our New Year banner and getting a few balloons blown up. I actually had 3, but as I was setting up for the party, my 2 toddlers got a hold of the confetti-filled balloon and POP! All of the confetti came out.

I usually use a black, gold, silver color scheme for our decorations. That way I can reuse party decor from year to year. 


They cried and I laughed. It was like a little pre-party! We improvised though–the confetti was perfect for our treat table!


I had the cutest little boyfriend for the night. And he proudly wore his tux until he threw up all over me and him.


New Year’s Eve Family Photo

We always take a New Year’s photo. And guess what? I’m already off to a good start of my goal of not having to get the “perfect photo” every time. Usually my husband dresses up in a black shirt and tie, but him and my boy were too comfy to change it was just okay. 🙂


I hope you had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve. Here’s to an awesome new year!!



Party Supply Sources:

  • Let’s Party Balloons & Confetti- Just Simply L 
  • Black & White Baking cups- Pick your plum
  • Party blowers- Dollar Tree
  • Party hats- Dollar Tree

Party Food

  • Martinelli’s sparkling cider
  • Mozarella cheese sticks
  • Pizza rolls
  • Chips + Salsa
  • Warm bread + gruyere
  • Buffalo chicken salads
  • Homemade coconut cinnamon popcorn

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