How to Throw the Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party

Pink 2019 balloons over a New Year's Eve party table arrangement

We can hardly believe it’s almost the end of 2018 and time to start planning another round of New Year’s Eve celebrations!

They don’t call it the party of the year for nothing and NYE is the perfect excuse to go all out with party decorations!

Read on for our favourite ways to welcome in 2019 and make your New Year’s Eve party memorable!

Balloon ceiling

If you’re throwing the party of the year, it needs to be BIG! So we love the idea of creating a balloon ceiling. It’s SO easy to do – inflate some gold, silver and black balloons with helium, tie a medium length of balloon ribbon to each one and let it float up to ceiling until the whole surface is covered! Your New Year’s Eve balloon ceiling will look really stylish and impressive and it couldn’t be easier to do.

New Year's Eve Balloon Ceiling


Champagne bottle balloon installation

Fancy getting really creative? How about making this champagne bottle balloon installation? It’s a lot easier than it looks – simply inflate your balloons with air and stick them to the wall using double-sided sticky tape. (Just make sure you do this on a wall that you’re not worried about marking!)

Champagne Bottle Balloon


2019 balloons

If you buy no other decorations, New Year balloons are a must! They look stunning in front of a gold glitter door curtain and they come in different colours so you can choose whichever ones suit your party theme best!

'Happy New Year 2019' spelled out in gold and pink balloons


Pop, fizz, clink bunting

The most simple decorations are often the most stylish and this pop, fizz, clink bunting is perfect for prosecco lovers, and has matching balloons!

Pop Fizz Clink Bunting

Photo booth

Photo booths are all the rage and taking some silly snaps is the perfect way to pass the time until midnight! We love this New Year’s Eve photo booth frame and photo prop set!

Happy New Year Photo Booth Frame

New Year's Eve Photo Prop Frame

New Year's Eve Photo Booth Props


DIY glitter backdrop

If you’re looking for a way to put your own stamp on your party decorations, have a go at making this impressive glitter backdrop! It makes it a glamorous venue decoration or a sparkly photo booth backdrop – we’ve got a full blog post on New Year’s Eve photo booths like this, and the kind of props you might want to play with.

DIY Photo Booth Backdrop

Free printable party game

Everyone loves a freebie and this free printable party game is a great way to keep everyone entertained until midnight! Fold up each card and put them all in a bowl – then having fun picking a card and telling the rest of the group about your best or worst moments of the year!

Free Printable New Year Party Game

Ready to plan your own NYE celebrations? Check out our full range of New Year’s Eve party supplies or stay on our blog for more inspiration!

First published: November 2017

Updated: November 2018