Choosing a theme for your New Year’s party will make things more fun. You will get to take plenty of silly pictures, create some fun memories, and have a blast to celebrate the new year. Here are a few ideas to explore if you are looking for an original theme.
Classy New Year’s Party
Truman Capote is known for classics such as In Cold Blood or Breakfast At Tiffany’s, but did you know he was also quite the socialite? The Black and White Ball he threw in 1966 is still one of the best examples of a classy New Year’s party. Ask your guests to wear formal attire, serve some champagne and spruce up your home with silver dishes from Silver and Pewter Gifts, draperies, dark tablecloths, and other luxurious items. The original Black and White Ball was thrown at the New York Plaza Hotel. You can reproduce the hotel’s menu by serving specialities such as chicken hash, sausage, biscuits, or spaghetti and meatballs.
Throwing an outdoor party during the winter can be fun as long as you have a way to stay warm. A bonfire is the perfect way to celebrate the New Year while staying warm. You can make hot dogs, pan pizzas, and other bonfire favourites while telling your best stories from the year.
Celebrate Your Favourite Decade
Do you miss the 90s? Do you ever wish you were around during the 60s? You can have a blast and celebrate your favourite decade by throwing a nostalgia-themed party. You can have fun with fashion, dress up as pop culture icons of your favourite decade, watch the most iconic movies of the decade of your choice, or have an amazing dance party with all the greatest hits of a classic decade. You can go further and do some research on the most recognisable foods of the decade you choose to celebrate, and decorate your home with some vintage items.
The End of the World
What would you do if you knew the world would end? Would you indulge in your favourite foods? Throw an end of the world party to have an unforgettable evening filled with all the things you have dreamed about doing. You will need plenty of champagne to celebrate, and could serve expensive foods such as lobster.
Chinese New Year’s Party
2019 will be the year of the Pig according to Chinese traditions. You can celebrate this by preparing your favourite pork recipe, or try some new Chinese dishes such as pork lo mein, Cantonese barbecue pork, or sweet and sour pork. Make your own fortune cookies with funny sayings, and find some Chinese items to decorate your home. The pig is a symbol of wealth in the Chinese zodiac. This New Year’s party theme could bring good luck to you and your friends!
Classic or Modern Hollywood Party
You can have a fun New Year’s party by watching some classic Hollywood movies or checking out the latest blockbusters released on DVD. Celebrate the cultural icons who passed away this year, for instance by screening a Burt Reynolds movie or listening to Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits. Have fun dressing up like celebrities, add a red carpet in front of your home and snap red carpet pictures of your guests as they arrive to your party.
What is your favourite brunch food? You can plan a fun New Year’s party by having a brunch buffet. If you enjoy cooking, invite your closest friends and spend your night preparing your favourite brunch foods. You can also ask people to bring a dish. You can make frittatas, hash browns, candied bacon, crepes, etc. Classic brunch drinks include mimosas and peach bellinis.
Las Vegas Night
Serve some ice-cold margaritas, prepare your Tex-Mex favourites and have fun with a Texas Hold’Em tournament or any other card games you enjoy playing. You can gamble for real money or hand out tokens when your guests walk in the door. If possible, find a roulette game or any other table games to make your Las Vegas night more fun.