2021 is almost here and we are looking forward to welcoming the New Year! While you may not be throwing a big bash or attending any parties, you can still ring in 2021 with your family or friends. Try out these ideas on how to create a spectacular New Year Eve party at your house.
Food you can serve this New Year Eve
What’s even more important than decorations is food. But with so many options for a New Year’s Eve feast, where do you even begin? No worries! We got you covered. If you’re looking for ideas or a starting point on what food to make your New Year’s Eve celebration, look no further than the list below.
Sparkling Grape Juice
Sparkling Grape Juice is the cornerstone of a New Year’s Eve party. Be sure to stop at your local grocery and pick up a bottle of Sparkling Grape Juice. Be sure to add it in champagne flutes to enjoy more.
If you’re unable to find some sparkling grape juice, a good substitution is punch. There are great recipes out there for non-alcoholic punches that your family will enjoy. If you need a few ideas, here are a few delicious punches to start with:
- Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Punch
- Pink Sparkling Punch
- Easter Party Punch
- Grinch Punch
While you wait to ring in the New Year, munch on some finger food. For appetizers, why not make a five-layered bean dip served with chips, some deviled eggs, and boneless wings? For the main course, make a pot of chili or throw some chicken in a Crockpot and make barbecue chicken.
What’s a New Year’s feast without some desserts? While you and your family are waiting for the New Year to come, make some tasty treats to snack on. Bake some sugar cookies and decorate them with sprinkles and candy, melt a chocolate bar and dip some pretzels into it before adding sprinkles. Or, bake your favorite flavor of cake.
Activities you can do this New Year Eve
If you are unsure where to start, the following list should give you some ideas on how to throw an amazing New Year’s Eve party that will dazzle your family or friends.
Grab a microphone and let out your inner Beyoncé or Ariana Grande as you sing your heart out to your favorite tunes. Or, if you want to add some extra excitement for the night, make it a competition to see who sang the best. Be sure to give a prize to the winner!
Make a Photo Booth
Hang up a gold backdrop, put on some oversized black sunglasses, those New Year’s Eve themed headbands you made earlier, and other props to create a photo booth. Take pics with you and your family to commemorate the moment. Like karaoke, you can turn this into a contest to see who can make the silliest photo, the most glamorous photo, and the most creative photo.
Pop some popcorn in the microwave and have a movie marathon. While the New Year’s Eve movie genre isn’t near as popular as Halloween/Christmas movies, there are still some great ones to enjoy with the family. There’s the iconic Rudolph’s Shiny New Year and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown while there’s other surprising New Year’s movie hits, like Ghostbusters 2 and Sleepless in Seattle.
Make a New Year’s Resolution
What’s a New Year’s Eve party without making some New Year’s resolutions? Find some paper and a pen and write down your New Year’s resolution. Then, go around in a circle and share it with your loved ones.
Liven up the evening with some party games. Sit in a circle and play charades. Grab a deck of cards and teach your kids some fun card games, like Go Fish, Cheat, or Trash. Or even grab some Apples to Apples and laugh over the hilarious cards your family or friends chooses.