Fun New Year’s Eve party ideas for your celebration at home!
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY IDEAS
Ready to throw a New Year’s Eve party to remember? These fun New Year’s Eve party ideas are perfect for the whole family!
1. MAKE FONDUE
The easiest chocolate fondue you’ll ever make. Here’s the recipe.
2. BANG POTS AND PANS AT MIDNIGHT
Start the new year off with a bang, literally. Grab pots and pans and make some noise outside at midnight.
3. HAVE A TOAST
Martinelli’s are non-alcoholic, making this a great New Year’s toast option for your whole family!
4. PLAY MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES
Minute to Win It games are great New Year’s Eve party ideas because chances are you have everything you need to play already at home. Here’s top 20 minute to win it games and a free printable with all the game ideas so you can be ready to play at a moment’s notice!
5. MAKE PHOTO BACKDROP
Grab some gold or silver streamers and a New Year’s banner to create a festive New Year’s Eve party photo wall!
6. DANCE PARTY
Turn on your favorite dance party music and dance!
7. NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN BAGS
Countdown to midnight with a surprise activity, game, or snack! Get the free printables and activity ideas for each hour right here.
8. CREATE A TIME CAPSULE
Best New Year’s Eve party ideas must include a time capsule! Grab these 1-page printable Time Capsule sheets to fill out. Put them in an envelope or box to open on the next New Year’s Eve!
9. LET KIDS STAY UP LATE
One of my favorite New Year’s eve traditions was getting to stay up as late as we wanted! If you don’t think that’s a good idea, have a faux midnight countdown and send kids to bed earlier.
10. WATCH FAMILY VIDEOS FROM THE YEAR
Gather all your family videos from the year and watch them while you wait until midnight!
11. PLAY CARD GAMES
New Year’s Eve is a great time to play all those new Christmas games! Here’s a list of our all-time favorite family games to play.
12. DO SPARKLERS
Light up some sparklers to celebrate the New Year! Buy sparklers here.
13. DO A NEW YEAR’S GIFT AUCTION
One of our favorite New Year’s Eve party ideas is a Gift Auction! Have everyone bring a few gifts to auction off and let the bidding begin! Here’s all the details for this white elephant gift auction.
14. ITALIAN SODA BAR
Set up a fun Italian Soda bar…grab a few different syrups to let everyone create their own combinations. Get the Italian Soda recipe here.
15. DECORATE WITH FUN BALLOONS
16. PLAY NEW YEAR’S CHARADES
17. DIY COUNTDOWN BALL-OON
If you can’t be in Times Square for New Years Eve, make your own ball to drop at midnight. DIY Countdown Ball directions here.
18. EAT CAKE AT MIDNIGHT
Have a Happy New Year cake at midnight! Use sparkler candles to start the new year with a bang!
19. SET NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS/GOALS
Make and keep track of New Year’s Resolutions with these goal worksheets for the entire family!
20. DO A PINATA
21. EAT YUMMY APPETIZERS
Eat the night away….these yummy New Year’s appetizers will keep you going until midnight.
22. DO A ROOT BEER TASTE TEST
Ever wondered what our favorite brand of root beer is? Have a Root Beer taste test party on NYE. Here’s how to do it.
23. TAKE A NEW YEAR’S PICTURE
Which New Year’s Eve party ideas will you use to celebrate the New Year?