There are plenty of New Year’s events happening in the Capital Region this year. While going out to an event can be fun for people to get all dressed up, enjoy delicious food and drink specials, and spend time with family and friends, sometimes it’s also nice to celebrate at home. Hosting a New Year’s party at home can still be fun and you can make it as fancy or as casual as you wish. It can also be a cheaper and safer option for you and your guests. Here are some tips for planning a New Year’s party at home. 

Pick a Theme

When planning a New Year’s party at home, it’s important to pick a fun theme to base the décor, food and drinks, and décor around. Popular New Year’s party themes are Hollywood Glam, Roaring 20’s, Masquerade, and more. Here are some links to help you pick a theme to host your party around. 

Hollywood New Year’s Eve Party Ideas 

How to Host a 1920s New Year’s Party 

New Years Masquerade Party Supplies 

New Year’s Party Entertainment

A big part of successfully planning a New Year’s Party at home is making sure to have plenty of entertainment planned for your guests. This includes games, a photo booth, karaoke, a great playlist, and more! Here are some ideas for New Year’s entertainment, activities, and games. – 

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Food and Drinks

Keep it simple or get creative with your food and drink selection for your party. You can get it catered, make it a potluck, or follow new and interesting recipes to wow your guests. Here are some tasty food and drink recipes for planning a New Year’s party at home. 

New Year’s Eve Party Foods 

74+ Easy Appetizers for NYE 

20 New Year’s Eve Cocktails That Will Get Your Party Started 


Finally, you need to consider your party décor when planning a New Year’s party at home. Decorate your space with themed décor including banners, balloons, paper supplies, lighting, and more. Here are some ideas to give you décor inspiration for your party. 

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