Is it your turn to host the New Year’s Eve party? Looking for some new ideas? From board games and noisemakers to ball drop props and champagne pops, these New Year’s Eve party ideas will make your party one to remember.

Start with the Basics: Pick a New Year’s Eve Theme and Color Scheme

Not everything has to match perfectly, but starting with a solid color scheme will make your New Year’s Eve party more cohesive. The classic black and gold New Year’s Eve party is always a crowd-favorite. Our 1920s collection fits the black and gold look and is perfect for a roaring 20s party!

Some of our favorite themes include:

Each theme comes with large party props, matching tableware and fun decorations. Welcome guests with a personalized ball drop standee and pair it with black and gold balloons, streamers and a glass of champagne at the door!

Create Some Memories: Pop-Up Photo Booth

Once you’ve served your guests appetizers and popped that first bottle of champagne, break the ice with a photo booth that everyone will love. Start with a metallic curtain backdrop and add your favorite decorations around the edge of the booth. 2020 balloons, streamers, paper fans, fabric and balloon garlands are easy choices for a photo booth background.

For an over-the-top effect, add a balloon drop above the photo booth and let the balloons fly right at midnight! Capture the moment and send the picture as a thank you note after the party is over.

Make Noise: New Year’s Eve Wearables and Noisemakers

Make one big rule at your New Year’s Eve party: everyone must wear a 2020 party hat, glasses or necklace! Get everyone in the spirit with 2020 noisemakers for when the clock strikes midnight. We love that noisemakers are perfect for kids while the adults toast with champagne. (Let the kids have the noisemakers only as midnight approaches!)

Time to Play: New Year’s Eve Games and Activities

It’s all about the games at New Year’s Eve parties. Spend the hours before the ball drop playing board games and card games. Send each guest home with a fun New Year’s Eve party favor - playing cards! Customize your favors with the party details and pick your favorite theme.


Give everyone an opportunity to win a prize with a Prize Punch Game! Fill each cup with quick prizes kids and adults can enjoy. After every game, let the winner punch for a prize!


Need an activity that’s fun enough for the kids? Blow up seven balloons and write each hour on them until midnight with a Sharpie. Let one child pop the balloon as the hours pass by! Add confetti, toys or candy to each balloon for a fun surprise!

Welcome the new year with these decor and game ideas - everyone will remember how fun your party was all year long!