You can never go wrong with cute decorations, a sparkly outfit, tasty appetizers, and a lot of champagne, no matter what the theme of your NYE party is. Thanks to the best dollar store.
Here are some New Year's Eve party ideas to help you ring in 2021 with a bang, whether you're keeping it small with a few friends or inviting everyone you know. Don't worry; we've also got you covered for New Year's Day brunch.
1. Play A Party Game
The perfect way to start the party is with a classic board game. If you're celebrating in person with people in your household, Scrabble and Yahtzee are always fun, but Pictionary is ideal if you're playing over Zoom.
2. Try Your Hand At Mixology
The New Year and cocktails are inextricably linked, after all. Make sure you have enough supplies of everyone's favorite drink on hand if you're planning to celebrate in person.
You can find a fun cocktail recipe on YouTube that everyone can follow along with at home as you video chat!
3. Recap The Year
In 365 days, there is a lot that can happen, and New Year's Eve is the perfect time to take stock of everything that has happened.
Tell us about your most memorable experience this year, and everyone can enjoy your feel-good tale!
4. Dance It Out
Let everyone you're celebrating with pick one song, then turn them all into one big dance party playlist.
Spotify allows multiple users to edit the same playlist, so it should be easy to do. Guessing who added what will be interesting - who knows? Maybe you'll learn something about your friends' tastes in music...
5.Build A Disco Wall
With a fringe backdrop like this, you can completely (and non-permanently!) transform your space, while a silver or gold version will create a cool disco vibe. For a pop of color, add celestial balloons or a pastel garland using discount party supplies.
6. Have A Party Game Handy
Try a printable challenge like this "Drink If" game instead of traditional card games. You can instantly download a PDF of these game cards on Etsy and print them out on card stock - or you can use a randomizer if you're playing over Zoom. You can customize the bottom text to suit your group better!
7. Decorate Your Drinks
There are a few ways to make champagne even more festive. To make your drink a little more exciting, hot glue a few gold pom-poms onto wooden skewers before your party.
8. Light Glitter Votives
There is no New Year's Eve party that can't benefit from more glitter and mood lighting. Make a few DIY glitter candle votives and place them around your party area to achieve both. You can enjoy dollar stores online shopping to stock up!
9. Create Your Crown
This year, create your own festive tiara instead of a generic dollar store crown. Effortlessly elegant, this silver star headpiece is perfect for the occasion, but remember, a little glitter goes a long way.
10. DIY Your New Year’s Eve Noisemakers
It wouldn't be New Year's Eve without noisemakers. These adorable, glittered bells are the perfect way to shake when the ball drops.
11. Add Some Sparkle To Your Champagne
Put aside those breakable glasses, your red solo cup and opt for sparkling disposable flutes instead. You'll look (and feel) fancier without having to worry about breaking the good stuff (plus, cleanup will be no problem).
12. Create An Instagram-Friendly Balloon Wall
Inflate balloons with inspirational phrases and share them on Instagram. The full set of matching party balloons costs $1.99 at the best dollar store, but you'll need helium if you want them to float.
13. Deck Out Your Bar Cart
With a silver color like this bar cart, wreaths are definitely a chic addition after Christmas. Make sure to grab the ingredients for seasonal cocktails, including a Blood Orange Spritz, Cherry Bomb Fizz, and Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch.
14. Have A Countdown Wall
What a cute idea for a photo wall! It's the perfect way to ring in the New Year with a countdown. You can shop your need from the nearest dollar store.
Finally, these are just a few of the ways you can call friends in 2022.