10 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas 2022

10 New Year’s Eve Party Ideas 2022

This past year was a wild ride, but there are plenty of good things on the horizon — and that’s worth celebrating. When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there’s no better way to kick off another trip around the sun than by throwing an awesome party — but if you’re going to celebrate this year, just make sure you’re doing so responsibly. We know it’s hard around the holidays, which are normally a time filled with parties and family festivities, but it’s important to follow the CDC’s holiday event safety guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19, especially as the Omicron variant is on the rise.
You can opt for a small masked gathering, or have your party over Zoom. From decor ideas to delicious New Year’s desserts, we’ve got some great tips to start 2022 off on the right foot. Of course, we’ve also included some photo wall ideas, because you’ll want to show off your best look (don’t forget the perfect New Year’s Eve Instagram caption!)
No matter what your NYE party theme is, you can never go wrong with cute decorations, a sparkly outfit, yummy appetizers and lots of champagne. Whether you’re keeping it small with a few friends or going all-out by inviting everyone you know, here are some of our favorite New Year’s Eve party ideas to help end 2021 with a bang. And don’t worry, we’ve got your New Year’s Day brunch covered, too.

1. Have a New Year’s Resolution Jar
Get everyone to start thinking about their New Year’s resolutions by encouraging them to write down their goals. Put a jar out with blank cards or pieces of paper so everyone can stash theirs in their purse or pocket.

2. Play a Party Game
Get the party going with a good, old-fashioned board game. Scrabble and Yahtzee are always fun if you’re celebrating in person with people in your household, but Pictionary is definitely ideal if you’re playing over Zoom.

3. Have a Countdown Wall
Another adorable photo wall idea! The countdown is a big part of NYE tradition, and this easy-to-make backdrop is the perfect way to ring in the New Year.

4. Have a Party Game Handy
Instead of traditional card games, try a printable challenge like this “Drink If” game. You can instantly download a PDF of these game cards on Etsy and print them out on card stock — or you come put them in randomize generator if you’re playing over Zoom. You can also customize the text on the bottom to fit your group better!

5. Try Your Hand at Mixology
Cocktails and New Years go hand-in-hand, after all. If you’re celebrating in person, have everyone in your household come prepared to make a batch cocktail of their favorite drink — just make sure you get enough supplies ahead of time. If you’re celebrating over Zoom, find a fun cocktail recipe that everyone can follow along with at home as you video chat!

6. Decorate Your Drinks
Sure, champagne is already festive — but there are a few ways to kick it up a notch. Before your party, hot glue a few gold pom-poms onto wooden skewers to make your drink a little more exciting.

7. Recap the Year
A lot can happen in 365 days, and New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on it all. Choose the most special moment that you experienced this year, and everyone can join in on your feel-good story!

8. Dance It Out
Have everyone you’re celebrating with choose one song, and then turn them all into one big dance party playlist. Spotify has a feature were multiple users can edit a playlist — so that should make it easy. It’ll be fun trying to guess who added what — who knows? You may just learn a thing about your friends’ music tastes

9. Create an Instagram-Friendly Balloon Wall
Spell out an inspirational phrase in balloons on the wall and share it with everyone in Instagram. You can also purchase a full set of matching party balloons for an extra $25, but you’ll need helium if you want ’em to float.

10. Serve Boozy Desserts
On New Year’s Eve, it’s totally acceptable to put alcohol in everything — especially dessert. These champagne cupcakes will be a hit all night long.


























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