There are so many ways to have a New Year’s Eve party. You can choose a classic theme with elegant colors. You can get gaudy, and put up lots of bright decorations with cutesy games. Regardless of what you are looking for, one of these eight themes suggested by Silver and Pewter Gifts is sure to match your needs. No matter what you ultimately decide to go with, get ready to have a lot of fun and to make special memories with your friends and family.
1. An Elegant Ball
In 1966, Truman Capote held a Black and White Ball, and it has become the standard that many New Year’s Eve parties have followed ever since. True to its name, in order to hold this type of party, you must insist on a black and white dress code. Your decorations should be in hues of white, gold and red. When it comes to food, there are a few appropriate choices, including, spaghetti and meatballs, biscuits, sausages, scrambled eggs and chicken hash. Champagne is an important part of the event as well!
2. A “Hot” Party
If you want to celebrate the new year, but you aren’t concerned with throwing a fancy party, consider having a bonfire. Invite the people that are closest to you over to your house and have a few drinks and snacks. The food doesn’t have to be fancy; things like hot dogs and s’mores will suffice.
3. Go Back In Time
New Year’s Eve is a great time to think about the future but also about the past. To that end, a decade themed party is always appropriate. Get out the neon colored leggings or the poodle skirts and get ready to have some fun. The only thing you need to do is choose your decade and then do a little research to determine what food and clothing was popular during that era.
4. Prepare For The End
No one knows what a new year will bring, so why not have the party to end all parties? Put out rich foods that could serve as a “last meal.” Allow the champagne to flow freely. Make reference to the apocalypse with fire-themed drinks and decor. Just keep in mind that this type of party could get a little wild, which means clean up is often difficult.
5. Celebrate The Chinese New Year
In the Chinese culture, each new year is associated with a particular animal. To fully celebrate this occasion, think about throwing a New Year’s Eve party with fortune cookies, Chinese food, and other specialty decor. You can even customise the fortune cookies if you want, so that the fortunes are meaningful to you and your guests.
6. Channel Hollywood
Let’s face it, Los Angeles can throw some incredible New Year’s Eve parties. You may not be able to compete, but you can have a lot of fun. Create a playlist that showcases all of the best songs of the year. You can also highlight songs from great artists who died over the past twelve months. Base your menu around a celebrity cookbook that has meaning to you. Eat, drink and be merry!
7. Have A “Dinner” Party
Wait until the ball drops and then set out a dinner fit for the new year! There are so many choices when it comes to the food you could serve. For example, think about candied bacon and spinach frittatas, as well as mimosas and peach bellinis.
8. Set Up A Casino Night
Casino nights are always fun, especially when they take place on New Year’s Eve! Arrange space for each of the different games, like roulette and poker. Advise your guests to come prepared to “bet” with their friends. Make sure your food follows the theme as well, setting out nachos, salsa, and queso, among other items. And of course, there is nothing better than a margarita during a casino party as well!