2021 has flown by, hasn’t it? It feels like Halloween was just yesterday, but 2022 is right around the corner. What are you going to do for New Year’s Eve?
For many people, New Year’s Eve consists of watching the ball drop in Times Square from the comfort of their own homes. For others, a huge party is in the works. Why not try something new this year?
We’re here to inspire you with a few New Year’s Eve party ideas for kids and adults alike. Read on to learn more about our top New Year’s Eve party ideas at home.
A New Year’s Movie Night
If you want to have a party with easy entertainment, a movie night is a fun way to ring in the new year. This is one of the easiest New Year’s Eve party ideas for families, small friend groups, or even neighborhood gatherings if you use a large outdoor screen from a site like premiereoutdoormovie.com.
Consider picking a movie theme. Naturally, we suggest movies that fit a winter (but not Christmas) theme, especially movies that feature New Year’s Eve. Our favorite picks are:
- New Year’s Eve (2011)
- About Time (2013)
- Snowpiercer (2014)
- Moonstruck (1987)
Remember the ages of your guests and your overall theme preferences. These picks won’t be for everyone, so consider crowdsourcing movie suggestions and make it a movie marathon.
Bringing In Old Traditions
Why not start a new New Year’s Tradition by bringing in an old one?
New Year’s Eve is celebrated differently around the world. Choose a tradition and try it out this year. Remember: if you’re going to choose a tradition from a culture that is not your own, you must treat it with respect.
In Japan, it’s traditional to eat soba on New Year’s Eve while waiting for the clock to strike midnight. In Brazil, people throw white flowers into the ocean. In Estonia, eating up to a dozen meals on New Year’s Eve is a popular tradition (but don’t worry, you can leave food on your plate).
Choose an unfamiliar tradition to experience New Year’s Eve in a new and interesting way.
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A Themed Party
If you still want to throw a traditional party this year, why not pick a theme? There are plenty of New Year’s Eve party theme ideas for adults that are sure to please everyone at your late-night soiree.
Your options are limitless. If you’re in a warm area for New Year’s, we love the idea of throwing a classic pool party while you wait for the New Year. If you’re staying indoors, a prohibition Gatsby-style event is a fabulous excuse to dress up in your 1920s best and celebrate with your favorite drinks.
Regardless of your theme, make sure that you commit. Tell your party-goers well ahead of time so they can plan their outfits!
Which of These New Year’s Eve Party Ideas Will You Try?
These New Year’s Eve party ideas are sure to please a crowd. Whether you’re trying unfamiliar cultural traditions or throwing a large-scale event, you’re going to make 2022 special from the get-go.
Have fun at your party!
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