With the fun-filled get togethers, the infectious laughs, the delicious food, the sparkly drinks and memories made with loved ones, it's no wonder why New Year's Eve is the most magical night of the year. Along with the resolutions, dreams and sharing of the Words of the Year, most people look forward to their dazzling end-of-the-year celebration for the festive appetizers, games and glittery decorations. Whether you choose to watch the ball drop at a big house party, an intimate restaurant, a trendy downtown nightclub or a small gathering with close friends, Dec. 31 is so celebratory and glamorous that you'll always be ringing in the new year in style, no matter what it is that you do! If you're hosting your own NYE party, we've created a round-up of the most exciting games and activities, as well as the most gorgeous and easy decorations.
These wonderful ideas will help you create the most beautiful & memorable New Year's Eve celebration for you and all of your friends!
If red and green are the colours of Christmas, then glittery gold is definitely the colour of New Year's Eve! All you have to do to create these dazzling centerpieces is fill the bottoms of vases and mason jars with the golden glitter. You can also rub the glitter along the sides as well. Next, place a tealight candle at the bottom and light them before guests arrive. The beautiful gold will sparkle and shine with the fire from the tealight and create a glamorous and cozy ambiance at your New Year's Eve celebration.
Nothing rings in the New Year quite like a sweet midnight kiss. However, if you or your guests don't have dates for the evening, you can still look forward to the clock striking 12 with this creative and adorable alternative: a bowl filled with Hershey's Kisses! All you have to do to create your own is to shop around for a stoneware bowl and plate set in a chalkboard-black style. Paint the edges a glamorous gold colour and using white chalk, draw a clock and write "Midnight Kisses" on your plate. Fill up the bowl with those delectable chocolate treats and feel free to decorate the bowl more with "2015" partyware sticks like the ones above.
Instead of choosing a New Year's Resolution, which often fails and leaves you feeling disappointed, opt for a Word of the Year. This powerful word will symbolize everything you wish to accomplish in your personal and professional life. For a fun activity to do with your friends on New Year's Eve, have everyone choose a Word of the Year and secretly write it on a piece of paper and then stick it in a mason jar or vase. As the clock strikes 12, gather around the jar and pick out the words one by one while guessing whose word belongs to whom. After the particular person has been named, they'll explain what the word means to them and how they're going to incorporate it into their lives in 2015.
Few things are more festive and perfect for a glamorous NYE celebration than an entire bar designated to the creation of delicious bubbly drinks! Whether you go all out with an entire backdrop like the one in this photo or you just find a glittery tablecloth to add sparkle, a Bubbly Bar is a fabulous idea that will be sure to impress all of your guests. The bare necessities for this festive idea are a few bottles of champagne and elegant glasses, some customized vases of various mix-in beverages and some glittery decorations to transform your table into a picture perfect Bubbly Bar.
These gorgeous balloons are perfect as decoration during your NYE party and double as a fun activity, too! All you have to do is put some gold and silver confetti pieces into balloons, blow them up and tie the bottoms. To make them extra special, tie a ribbon into a bow on the handle and when 2015 is officially here, pop the balloons so the confetti flies.
Bring a little sparkle in 2015 with these fabulous free favor tag printables! If you're a fan of sparklers on NYE, you'll love sticking these beautiful black and gold favor tags onto the sticks to make the light show extra special. Download them here.