Themes for a New Year's Eve party do not have to follow any particular guidelines. These parties can be based on any theme
which is preferred by the host of the party. However, when a theme is incorporated into the party planning, it is expected
that the décor for the evening will reflect the theme of the party.
For example a New Year's Eve party with a beach theme could feature sand sculptures as centerpieces, plates shaped like
seashells, a decorative fishing net as a tablecloth, or any other related items which may reflect the theme of the party.
Another fun idea for decorating at a New Year's Eve party is to ask each guest to bring an item to contribute to the décor
for the evening. This results in a rather eclectic assortment of items decorating the party space, but it also greatly reduces
the amount of time, energy, and money the host has to spend on decorations for the party. It also creates an opportunity for
guests to get to know each other.
During the course of the party the guests will have the opportunity to view all of the decorations on display. They
may wonder about where each item came from and if there is any significance to the item.
Later in the evening the guests can each have the opportunity to talk about the item they brought and explain why it is
significant to them and why they chose to bring this particular item. This is like an adult version of "show and tell."
Finally, in decorating for a New Year's Eve party, it is important to ensure that the decorations for the party contribute
to the atmosphere but do not detract from the party in any way. The guests should notice and appreciate the décor for the
evening, but the decorations should not be the focal point of the evening.