Happy New Year’s Eve Party Games and Theme 2020 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. Whether you want to go bold, boho, or keep it elegant, we’ve got plenty of ideas on this list to make sure yours is a party for the books. Ahead, fifteen New Year’s Eve party ideas that promise 2020 will begin on a strong note.
Happy New Year’s Eve Party Games 2020
This year, skip the photo booth and set up a photo wall. This holographic balloon backdrop is serious goals.
Mix Your Metals
For a New Year’s Eve dinner party, decorate your table with mixed metallics and moody purples and blacks. Sara Rodrigues and Robert Rufino tucked some Queen Anne’s lace into the flowers, too.
Champagne is the point of NYE, right? Set up a champagne bar and your guests will love you forever.
Want the most Instagrammable NYE party ever? Go bohemian, with a touch of glam. Think feathers, cozy floor seating, and pops of gold.
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.
Missing summer hard? We feel you. Skip the champagne and set up a tropical-inspired sangria bar. Everyone will be dreaming of the beach.
Poppers are classic, but they’re totally next-level when they’re life size. Confetti for days.
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 night in, complete with festive winter decor and plenty of board games and card games to cycle through.
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.
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.
These easy photo props are stupid easy to make, but provide hours of fun for all your guests.
Is it really even a party without balloons? Add streamers and you’re set.
Stocking it with alcohol isn’t enough—you need to make your bar cart look extra festive. Add banners, confetti, and metallic accents.
Make these mimosa floats for a sweet start to the new year.
Is this not the chicest color combo ever? Black and gold all day, every day.
New Year’s Eve Party Theme
New Year’s Eve Party Theme In order to avoid stress and save some time, there are a few items to keep in mind when mapping out your party theme. Everything from choosing a concept and setting a budget, to finding those unforgettable New Year’s Eve party invitations can be found below.
- Choose a New Year’s Eve party theme that you feel excited about. Make sure you absolutely love the theme you’re choosing since you’ll be the host or hostess. Being enthusiastic about your theme will drastically increase the party in your planning.
- Decide who you want to invite. Write down who you’d like to invite so you can get an idea of the size of your party, along with how many invites you’ll need to order. This tip will keep you organized and on track with what you’ll need to buy for your party down the road.
- Choose a space to host your party and accommodate your guests. Now that you’ve got your mind made up on a theme and you have a guest list set, you can decide if you want to host your party at home or at a venue. If you’re looking for a more intimate party with family and friends, opt for a celebration at home so you can save money. If you’re hosting more than 50 guests, you should look into affordable venues that are local and easy to access.
- Send party invitations three weeks in advance. Choose New Year’s Eve party invitations that match your theme and send them early so guests can RSVP during the busy holiday season. Don’t forget to include pertinent information or details about themed dress codes or costume requirements on your invites. Consider a similar card style to your New Years cards for consistency.
- Decide on a budget for food and drinks. Now that you’ve got your theme, guest list, and invitations squared away, you can set a budget that covers all your party needs and wants. Since this is New Year’s Eve, you’ll want to offer a nice selection of drinks and serve foods that are easy to eat.
- Find themed decorations that are unique to your party style. Since New Year’s Eve parties are all about making your theme as entertaining as possible, you should begin looking for themed decorations and planning out DIY projects in early December. You may have to browse the web a bit to find the decorations that are specific to your theme so an early start isn’t a bad idea.
- Host games or activities that are entertaining or fulfilling. Don’t forget to host 1-2 games or activities that keep your guests in good spirits. Whether you’re looking to have attendees guess each others’ New Year’s resolutions or play a game of pictionary, games are always a win at any party.