A house party is a perfect way to ring in the new year! whether a BBQ, cocktail party or chilled picnic, there’s no reason to skimp on the glam. We show you how to create a glam NYE party in 5 easy steps!

Glam DIY NYE party

1.Set the Scene

A great way to WOW your guests on arrival and set the scene for your NYE backyard bash is to set up a drinks table or bar cart for your guests to easily serve themselves. Make it fun and festive by adding a few details to create a perfect party centrepiece.

Start by adding a table runner to give it a pop of colour before layering on other items. We added colour co-ordinating items on both the top and bottom of our bar cart in gold glitter, black and pink as well as a clock to count down to midnight. Gold party hats and fun headbands are perfect for styling your bar cart and your guests will love taking fun NYE selfies!

Our centrepiece was an amazing cake by The Sweet Society Co. with two beautiful acrylic cake toppers by Studio T55, but a drinks dispenser with sliced lemon or mint would also look beautiful. Pink florals, a cute table sign and NYE coasters tied the whole look together.

 NYE styles bar cart

2. Make it a Party!

It’s not a party without balloons! A DIY balloon garland kit was the perfect way to dress up the outdoor gazebo. Fully air-inflated these kits can be put together a day or two before the party which will save you a heap of time on the day. We dressed up the balloon garland by adding gold foil fringing, white and pink crepe fringe and a Happy New Year banner.

Adding a few fun "Pop Fizz Clink" and "Happy New Year" printed balloons to either side of the bar cart completed the look and created a perfect backdrop for all the NYE photos.

NYE DIY Balloon Garland Kit

3. Serve up the Drinks

Let’s face it - It’s not a NYE Party without champagne! We opted for reusable plastic champagne flutes and paper cups to eliminate any chance of broken glass and dressed up each one with fun ‘Cheers’ drink stirrers, paper straws and DIY sparklers.

An few large tubs or eskies with ice placed around the party is also a great idea for keeping all the extra bottles, cans and soft drinks cold.  Don’t forget extra drink stirrers, paper cups, coasters and paper straws!

New years eve drinks tray

4. Add the Fun!

Keep your guests entertained on the countdown to midnight with a game or two - Drinking games like the popular Prosecco Pong (a fun new take on Beer pong for the ladies), G & T Pong or Pong Wars are always a winner for NYE but depending on your type of crowd you could also opt for family-friendly table games like Lucky Dips Dipsticks or Charades.  Lawn games like Giant Jenga, Jumbo Naughts & Crosses, Quoits, Boules or Wooden Skittles will also please guests of all ages.

Keep the kids entertained with a backyard treasure hunt, a game of hide and seek or set up an outdoor movie. A few flashlights and glow sticks will also be a huge hit.

Feel free to also ask your guests to bring a game or activity too.

New years eve party games prosecco pong

5. Create some Sparkle & Backyard Fireworks

We all look forward to seeing some fireworks as the clock strikes midnight but instead of heading inside to watch them on TV you can create a fun “firework” display in your backyard instead by giving all of your guests a confetti balloon to pop! We filled black “Happy New year” balloons with colourful paper confetti which created a fun ‘fireworks’ display when popped.

Sparklers are also a NYE staple or try a confetti cannon or popper to see the new year in with a (backyard friendly) bang!

Confetti balloon fireworks

Confetti balloon pop

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December 05, 2019 — Lovely Occasions