If you have decided to plan a New Years Eve party, you might want to also be considering having a specific theme for your party. While a theme is obviously not a must do part of the planning [New Years Eve party ideas] or any party at all, it can at the same time make any party significantly more fun and interesting.

While Planning a themed New Years Eve party can be a great deal of fun, it is also significantly more complicated than planning a party without a theme. The reason for this is because there is more co-ordination involved in the planning process and in trying to ensure all of the elements of the party fits within the theme.

In this article, we will discuss the process of planning a New Years Eve party with a theme, plus, offer samples of appropriate themes and how they can be effectively applied.

2 Step Processe Involved In Planning a New Years Eve Party With a Theme.

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When planning a themed New Years Eve party, the host has the option to incorporate the theme as

Guests who attends the party have the option of fully taking advantage of the theme and dressing or acting in a particular character during the event. They can also simply just attend the party and enjoy the atmosphere, food, beverages and entertainment provided by the host.

much or as little as they wish. Some examples of items which can be incorporated into the themes are invitations, decorations, food, beverages, music, entertainment and even the guests attire.

Themes For New Years Eve Party

Themes for New Year's Eve parties can be any theme the host chooses and does not have to relate to the holiday at all. An example of an unrelated theme is a Western theme. The host can or may set the theme by sending out cowboy hat shaped invitations, encouraging guests to dress appropriately for a country hoe down.

Once the guests receives the invitation, they will have an understanding of the theme chosen for the party. If themed parties are not popular within your circle of friends, you might want to follow up the invitations with a personal call encouraging your guests to dress according to the theme and assuring them you + majority of the other guests coming will be dressing similarly.

Once you go with a theme (let's say country kind of), When planning the entertainment for your party you can consider hiring a country western band to host the party. You might even hire a line dance instructor for an hour or two to offer group line dancing classes to the guests.

See: A Party Planner's Guide to Hiring a live band for a new year eve party.

Decoration and Food Idea

To incorporate the theme of the party in the decorations, you can purchase hay bales to place around the room and use colored handkerchiefs for napkins.

The food you will be serving at your party should also incorporate your theme. If you are offering a sit down dinner, chili is a good choice..  Stew would equally also be a good option. If you plan to have appetizers, you can create theme related appetizers by giving traditional appetizers unique names.

Here are a tip. You might refer to mini bagel pizzas as wagon wheels or mini egg rolls as hay bales. For beverages you can serve ice cold beer in glass mugs.

New Years Eve Party Theme Idea 2

An example of a more elegant theme for your New Year's Eve party might be one including a red carpet extravaganza, where guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite movie star from any era. (More like Halloween but certainly not).  Alternately the theme could be limited to a specific era with guests expected to dress like stars from the appropriate era.

This is a good idea for a New Years Eve party theme because many guests like to dress in their most elegant clothing and yes, this would give them the opportunity to dress to impress.

Invitation Card Idea

The type of invitation for a New Years Eve party with this theme might be an invitation in the shape of an elegant silver star inviting guests to join you on the red carpet for the premier of the New Year.

Decoration Idea

In decorating for this type of event theme, the host should include a red carpet in their entry way and may want to use a series of motion detected strobe lights to mimic the flashbulbs of paparazzi lining the red carpet of movie premiers.  This will immediately serve to get the guests in the spirit of the party.

Entertainment Idea

Entertainment for this kind of theme party might include giving out New Years Eve awards to the guests in a series of different categories and allowing guests to give a short speech as they receive their award. You can decide to make it a fun award I.E best noisemaker of the year.. OR just normal awards.

Music and others still takes place..

Other  Tips to make your New years Eve Party Fun and Memorable

  • Pick an one color theme, "All White" Theme: Ask your guests to come dressed in white and a touch of sparkle..
  • Make an Awesome Playlist.: “The music sets the tone,” get a list of all time top performing heart touching and loved songs by all..
  • Release Balloons With Wishes for the New Year: yea, you can just write down all your wishes and tie them to a balloon.. “Take guests outside and at midnight you release [the balloons] and everything they wish for themselves is now gone,”
You may Refer here for more new years eve party ideas to make your themed new years eve be a memorable one.

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