Themes for New Year's Eve parties can be any theme the host selects and does not have to relate to the holiday at all.
One example of an unrelated theme is a Western theme. The host can set the theme by sending out cowboy-shaped
invitations encouraging guests to dress appropriately for a country hoe down. Once the guests receive the invitation, they
will have an understanding of the theme of the party.
If themed parties are not popular with your circle of friends, you might want to follow up the invitations with a personal
call encouraging your guests to dress according to the theme and assuring them you will be dressing similarly.
In planning the entertainment for your party, you can consider hiring a country western band to perform. You might even
hire a line dance instructor for an hour or two to offer group line dancing classes to the guests.
In incorporating the theme of the party in the decorations, you can purchase hay bales to place around the room and use
colored handkerchiefs for napkins. The food at your party should also incorporate your theme.
If you are offering a sit-down dinner, chili is a good choice. Stew would also be a good option. If you plan to have appetizers,
you can create theme-related appetizers by giving traditional appetizers unique names. You might refer to mini bagel pizzas
as wagon wheels or mini egg rolls as hay bales. For beverages you can serve ice cold beer in
An example of a more elegant theme for a New Year's Eve party might include a red carpet extravaganza
where guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite movie star from any era. Alternately, the theme could be limited
to a specific era with guests expected to dress like stars from the appropriate era.
This is a good idea for a New Year's Eve party theme because many guests like to dress in their most elegant clothing and
this would give them the opportunity to dress to impress. The theme for a New Years Eve party with this theme might be an
invitation in the shape of an elegant silver star inviting guests to join you on the red carpet for the premier of the New
In decorating for this event, the host should include a red carpet in their entryway and may want to use a series of motion
detected strobe lights to mimic the flashbulbs of paparazzi lining the red carpet of movie premiers. This will serve to immediately
get the guests in the spirit of the party.