10 New Year's Party Ideas

You can’t just pop a bottle and call it a night. If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party or pregame this year, you need to go all out—it is the end of the decade, after all. Whether you want to go bold with the decorations, or keep it elegant, we’ve got plenty of ideas on this list to make sure yours is a party for the books. Ahead are 10 New Year’s Party Ideas that promise 2020 will begin on a strong note.

Make a Holographic Balloon Wall
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COURTESY OF STUDIO DIY!

This year, skip the photo booth and set up a photo wall instead. This holographic balloon backdrop is unbelievably cool—and a lot more affordable than renting out an actual photo booth.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY!.

Mix Your Metals
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ALISON GOOTEE

For a New Year’s Eve dinner party, decorate your table with mixed metallics and moody purples and blacks. Stylists Sara Rodrigues and Robert Rufino tucked some Queen Anne’s lace into the flowers, too.

Set Up a Champagne Bar
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COURTESY OF LIA GRIFFITH

Champagne is the point of NYE, right? Set up a bubbly bar with lots of mix-ins like rosemary or pomegranate seeds and your guests will never forget it. 10 New Year’s Party Ideas

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Give It a Theme
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COURTESY OF LIA GRIFFITH

Want the most Instagrammable NYE party ever? Go bohemian, with a touch of glam. Think feathers, cozy floor seating, and pops of gold.

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Make Fancy Foods Bite-Sized
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COURTESY OF ETHAN CALABRESE

No one wants to knife-and-fork it on NYE, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to dips and crudité platters. These steak frites bites will be the hit of your bash.

Get the recipe from Delish.

Create a Sangria Bar
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COURTESY OF LIA GRIFFITH

Missing summer hard? We feel you. Skip the champagne and set up a tropical-inspired sangria bar. Everyone will be dreaming of the beach.

See more at Sugar and Charm.

Make Jumbo Confetti Poppers
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COURTESY OF SUGAR & CLOTH

Poppers are classic, but they’re totally next-level when they’re the size of a toddler. Confetti for days.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

Play Games
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LARK & LINEN

New Year’s Eve doesn’t necessarily need to involve sequins, glitter, and a wild night out. Invite your friends and family over for a cozy few hours in, complete with festive winter decor and plenty of board games to cycle through.

Keep It Elegant and Understated
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COURTESY OF SUGAR AND CHARM

You don’t have to go OTT with the glitter and confetti—a simple, elegant table setting looks just as gorg, and takes way less time to set up.

See more at Sugar and Charm.

10 Make Smudge Sticks
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CHEETAH IS THE NEW BLACK

Set up a DIY smudge stick station so your guests have something to take home with them. It’s the perfect New Year’s Eve party favor since the new year calls for a clean slate and good vibes only.  And that’s our list of the 10 New Year’s Party Ideas.

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