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5 New Year’s Eve at Home Ideas

2020 was the first year in over 30 years that we celebrated New Year’s Eve without friends & family. We have hosted many parties over the years and traveled with friends to fun destinations to celebrate the new year. Although 2020 was different, we explored some new ideas for New Year’s Eve.

Here are 5 New Year’s Eve Ideas to do at home. A fun way to celebrate the New Year and create memories of a new type.

Whether you are home alone or planning to have guests, you will find some great tips and ideas to make the evening special.

If you need a table centerpiece, I shared how to make this cute centerpiece with a few Christmas pieces and things I already own.

To see more details, click here.

Stay up until midnight to toast the new year!

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Plan a Meal Prepartion New Year’s Eve Party

Involve the whole family in a fun meal preparation party such as making Sushi, Taco’s or maybe a Fondue party. Get creative in the kitchen with a meal that everyone has to participate in.

Check out these taco holders and this fondue pot set to get your party started.

You can even make the finished products a contest to see who made the most creative sushi roll.

This is a great party idea even if you have several guests. What a fun idea for New Years Eve!

Work together to create a fun Charcuterie Board.

Watch this video to pick up some tips for creating your own board.

What about everyone makes their own Charcuterie Board with these mini boards.

Photo and inspiration from Mary at Life at Bella Terra

New Year’s Eve 2020 Update

My husband and I have the best evening although it was a party of two. We did make sushi and I wish I could say it was a pretty as these rolls. LOL

However, we did discover that roasting oysters in the oven is super easy and oh so yummy.

We used stainless steel oyster trays and a cast iron dutch oven.

You can see the full recipe here.

Around the Fire Pit New Year’s eve party Idea

We love using our fire pit in the spring and fall, however rarely use it in the winter. What about getting cozy with blankets, jackets, toboggans and gloves.

You can roast hot dogs and make s’mores while telling scary stories around the fire. We have these skewer’s that extend to safely roast either.

See all the details about our outdoor kitchen and fire pit area in this previous post.

Obviously, this is a weather permitting party but sounds like it would be fun.

Here is a fun evening view by the Fire Pit. See how the String Lights project was almost a miss on this post.

Game Night – At Home on New Year’s Eve Ideas

If weather doesn’t permit, bring the party inside with a game night. Have several options to keep everyone from becoming bored. You can even play in your PJ’s

Heads Up is a fun charades game that everyone loves and it is free app for your phone or tablet.

A fun dice game is Left, Right & Center. Hours of fun and you can play for money. We use quarters so there’s never a great loss.

Games like Scattergories and other board game, as well as, card games such as Phase 10 and UNO are great options.

Wine Tasting New Year’s Eve Party

Another one of the 5 fun options is to explore new wine parings. Prepare several choices of appetizers, desserts, etc, to taste with the different wines. Use the evening to learn more about wine appreciation.

If you are not a wine connoisseur, playing bartender would be a fun idea for New Years Eve. Gather your bartender kit and a The Essential Bar Book for some new recipes.

Here is a great recipe for Butterfinger Martini’s and you can see the recipe to make your own Kahlua on this post.

Old Photo’s – Fun Memories on New Year’s Eve at Home

Do you ever take the time to go through old photo’s? This would be a fun walk down memory lane.

Pull out old photo’s and try to find some from Christmas and New Year’s Eve Past.

Old photo’s have a way of reminding us of fun times we’ve not thought of for years. Even if your photo’s are on your computer, it’s still a fun way to end the year.

If you are inviting guest, ask them to bring some New Year’s Eve memory photo’s. It’s always fun to see how we’ve changed over the year. Am I right? LOL!!!!

Watch the Ball Drop in Times Square – A New Year’s Eve Tradition

Although there was not a street packed with people in 2020, the party still took place. Try stay awake and count down the last minutes of the year.

Cheers and here’s to a new year filled with unlimited possibilities and may all your dreams and prayer’s be answered.

I hope you have a Wonderful & Safe New Year’s Eve regardless of your plans!
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Thursday 30th of December 2021

Happy New year!!! We will b home also


Friday 31st of December 2021

Debbie, Enjoy your evening.


Thursday 30th of December 2021

What excellently ideas. We do a few of these, but thanks to you, we have additional fun filled ideas to add to our new year eve, things to do and eat. Happy holidays


Friday 31st of December 2021

Ivory, I'm so glad this gave you some new ideas. Happy New year.


Thursday 30th of December 2021

Rachel! These ideas are amazing!! We're definitely doing the old photos, but it's too cold for the firepit!! I wish we could do that, but maybe the fireplace in the living room would be good enough? Happy New Year friend!!


Friday 31st of December 2021

Aliya, I'm glad you liked these ideas.


Thursday 30th of December 2021

I just love all of these ideas and your beautiful tablescape!!


Thursday 30th of December 2021

Michele, Thanks so muchl.

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