Do New Years in Style: Party Ideas from Around the Web

Posted on Dec 26 2012 - 10:47pm by Jessica Johnson


Is this finally the year you throw a really great New Year’s party? You’ll need to be organized, but more importantly, you’ll need eye-catching ideas.

The Web is swimming with creative inspiration about how to ring in 2013 in style. Here’s a brief tour of some highlights.


Start by browsing fun party ideas. There’s no place better for this task than Pinterest. Check out these pages all about planning New Year’s festivities by Lindsay Evans, Courtney Whitmore, and Kathy Sheffer.


Get your guest list together and find some neat invitations to send. Here’s a cute one featuring a pyramid of champagne flutes, and here’s one with a vintage look. The possibilities are endless.


Plan your activities and your food. One fun idea is a guessing game using these New Year’s playing cards. Consider setting up a resolution board where guests can go on the record about their plans.

Put your kitchen in gear with these New Year’s recipes. To add some whimsy and satisfy people’s sweet tooth, you might want to make New Year’s themed cupcakes.


New Year's DecorationsThe general consensus seems to be that silver and gold are the colors to go with for New Year’s. Some simple decorations you can make yourself include tinsel-wrapped numbers and confetti poppers. You can also make your own party hats.

Have some candles at the ready, so that as people guzzle Champagne throughout the evening, you can make Champaign bottle candleholders for a very festive effect.


Here are some celebratory ideas to ring in the big moment with fanfare. Try a New Year’s Eve balloon drop, light up some sparklers, or, better yet, put a sparkler in a cupcake. What could be better than a sparkling cupcake?

Whatever you decide to do this December 31st, think creatively about your planning and you’ll be having fun before the party even starts.

What are your New Year’s plans? What are your favorite New Year’s party ideas?

Jessica Johnson