New Year's Eve Three Ways To Celebrate

What a year it’s been! 2021 brought back some normalcy into our lives which calls for some thoughtful reflection and most certainly some celebration. Say goodbye to 2021 and keep the positive momentum going by ringing in 2022 with your type of party. Whether that’s a night of glitz and glam, a family-friendly “Noon Year’s Eve" party during the day, or a simple and relaxing cozy night in, Party City has just what you need to set the scene. We offer celebration solutions that support budget-conscious individuals looking to save during an often-expensive holiday—that way, you can go all out in the comfort of your own home. Whatever type of way you want to welcome 2022, Party City has you covered. Here are some great New Year’s Eve party ideas to get your creative juices flowing and the celebration going.

A Night of Glitz & Glam

If you’re trying to avoid an overpriced NYE event but still want to have a night of glitz and glam, there are many New Year’s Eve party ideas to ring in 2022 in style. Touch up your space with some lavish and sparkly décor, stack the house bar with fancy glasses and cocktails to match, get the NYE party music playlist queued up, and have a ball. Here are some suggestions on how to create a night of glitz and glam.

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Create a Festive Photo Backdrop

Make your NYE party legit and equip your celebration with a festive photo booth. You can create a glitzy photo area with a New Year’s backdrop and provide NYE photo booth props for guests to hold up. Or ditch the props and keep it simple with just the backdrop, allowing your guests to strike their best poses for the camera in their fancy attire.  Pro tip: set up a tripod to hold guests' phones or cameras. That way, they can snap their pictures without having to ask someone else to be their photographer.  

Champagne Bar & Mixology Station

A solid drink station is the sign of excellence during an NYE party. Set up a spot where guests can build cocktails—or even better, hire a personal bartender to shake and stir drinks all night long. With tableware and glassware setting the tone, take it to the next level with a metallic gold bar decorating kit, bar caddy, champagne balloons, and cocktail napkins. You can pick and choose each piece to build out your New Year’s Eve party vision or make it easy by getting an all-in-one Bubbly Bar Decorating Kit.

Music That Moves

A good playlist is important for any social gathering. We’ve curated the ultimate NYE Party Playlist that features top 40 hits, upbeat dance classics, and throwbacks. This way the pressure’s off you to create your own list of tunes. Spend more time focused on the menu, decorations, and games to create the perfect atmosphere for ringing in the new year. All you need to do is hit play and let the good times roll.


Daytime Family Fun

Celebrating New Year's Eve isn't just for adults. Make it a family affair by throwing a daytime NYE party for the kids. If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve ideas for families, look no further. The following elements will make for a family-friendly and fun “Noon Year’s Eve” to close out 2021 with your loved ones.

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Countdown with a Candy-Filled Piñata

Instead of counting down to midnight and watching the ball drop, count down to noon with the kids and celebrate with a candy-filled clock piñata. Piñatas are a fun and engaging activity that gets everyone participating. When it finally busts, the candy and confetti make for the perfect way to ring in the new year. If you have little ones learning how to count, there are lots of New Year’s Eve elements that could be used as teaching moments. For example, counting down during “Noon Year’s Eve,” or taking time to practice patience (as others swing at the piñata) makes learning even more fun.

Party Time is Also Game Time

New Year’s Eve games are a great way to pass the time as your family waits for the clock to strike noon. You can play New Year's BINGO and give out NYE party favors as prizes, have the kids do placemat coloring activities, or round up the family and go through a deck of Best of the Year New Year’s Conversation Cards

Kids Music Favorites

Whether it’s a sing-along kids' favorite or kids' dance songs, play the suggested tracks we've put together for a kid-friendly Happy Noon Year’s celebration.


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Cozy Celebration

If you prefer a low-key New Year’s Eve celebration, we have budget-friendly New Year’s Eve party ideas that beat out a packed, high-ticket event at a nightclub anytime.

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The Value of Done-for-You

These new party kits have all the key essentials that help you ring in the new year. The value of them can’t be beat—you can throw a quaint get-together with friends by simply picking up a party kit that costs as little as $30.

DIY & Personalized

We can help you make this NYE comfy, cozy, and memorable by covering the little details in decorations that make all the difference. Mix and match tableware and cutlery, add confetti or garlands, and finish with centerpieces to create a personalized look.

Beats Before Tuning into a Virtual Event

If you’re planning to tune into a classic NYE telecast, you can set the mood with our curated chill NYE playlist playing in the background. Be sure to have big bowls of snacks around for guests to munch as they enjoy the show, as well as party accessories within an arm’s reach to get people in the spirit as the clock strikes midnight!


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Best New Year’s Party Ideas

Families with kids, homebodies, and party people alike can look to us for the perfect New Year’s Eve party ideas to match their tastes. Whether it's glitz and glam, a Noon Year’s Eve family affair, or a simple and cozy NYE night-in, we’ve got the décor and accessories you need to kiss 2021 goodbye and say hello to 2022 in the best way possible!

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