Last minute New Year’s Eve party ideas

If you’ve decided to host a New Year’s Eve party, but don’t have much time to plan the event, don’t panic. Here are some quick and easy ways to make yours a night to remember.

Repurpose the Christmas decorations

If you haven’t thought about decorations there is no need to panic. Why not reuse what you have left over from Christmas? For example, you could take the decorations off your Christmas tree and make it a new year’s resolution tree. Ask guests to write their resolutions on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree. It might sound strange but it looks great. Here’s an example. Alternately you can pick up good bargains in the Boxing Day sales as stores discount all Christmas decorations to clear stock.

Countdown balloons

This is a fun, cheap, and easy way to add some excitement to your party. Fill some balloons with glitter or confetti. Blow up balloons and write times on them counting up to 12:00. Mix the balloons up and make a game of finding and popping the balloons as the night goes on.

Glitter cups and champagne bottles

Cover plastic cups and bubbly bottles in glue and then dip them in glitter. This way everyone will have their own special new years cup to drink out of for the evening adding extra sparkle to your party. It is also a cheeky way for you to make regular bubbles look that little bit more fancy.

Easy finger food

Rather than spending hours making fancy food, opt for something easy, fun and filling. Sliders, for example, are always a crowd pleaser and they are super easy to make. Otherwise, why not request each of your guests bring a plate of food? It’s a lot easier to ensure everyone is fed, when everyone pitches in.

Make a DIY photobooth

Photobooths are all the rage. There is no reason you can’t have one at your new year’s eve party. Section of a specific area, preferably with good lighting . Decorate the area so it looks fun and festive in your guest’s photos. You may even want to provide your guests with some props to play around with. Here are some ideas.