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The Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Are you ready for a new year? 2021 has been another challenging year and I am ready to start fresh and pray for a better year in 2022. So let’s get this party started!

I’ve joined with some friends to bring you the Best New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for 2021! These include the best party recipes, centerpiece ideas, tablescape ideas, and much more.

So if you are you ready to celebrate the end of this year here are some great ideas.

My friend, Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest is hosting this New Year’s Eve round up of creative ideas to make your New Year’s Eve special. I can’t wait for you to see all the great ideas being shared today, just in time for your festivities.

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If you are new to my blog, I wanted to say a quick welcome and thanks for stopping by. I’m Rachel and I love sharing all my creative adventures with you. I’m passionate about decorating with thrifted and vintage finds, DIY projects, and entertaining. In addition, I’m constantly in project mode and I’d love for you to join me for all my adventures in 2022.

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

First, I’m sharing an updated version of last years New Year’s Eve at Home post.

I shared that my husband and I celebrated the end of 2020 alone for the first time in over 30 years. Although we were staying home, I wanted to make the evening special so I came up with 5 New Year’s Eve at Home Ideas.

Build a Charcuterie Board with your party guests.  One of the great Ideas for New Year's Eve Party.

The great news is although these ideas were meant for a small family gathering, they easily work for larger New Year’s Eve party ideas.

This post includes ideas for Meal Preparation Party which includes one idea for a charcuterie board. In addition, outdoor ideas, games and much more.

6 Ideas for New Year's Eve Party from 6 fabulous bloggers.

I hope you like all 5 of New Year’s Eve at Home ideas. Click here for all 5 ideas.

How to Make an Easy New Year’s Eve Center Piece

By Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest

Robyn has created a lovely centerpiece that will work with your existing Christmas decorations, but works just as well, if you’ve put them away for another year.

This is a great New Year’s Eve Party Idea centerpiece, whether it’s a sit down meal or hors d’oeuvres!

New Year's Eve Party Ideas Centerpiece

This simple, wintery with just a touch of New Year’s Eve Sparkle centerpiece consists of a few left over Christmas items and items that Robyn’s collects all year long.

Robyn is a joy to follow with her creative decorating. You can see more details of Robyn’s creative centerpiece, check out the full post here.

Ring in the New Year with Easy Centerpiece Idea

By: Shannon at My Little White Barn

Shannon likes to keep things simple for her New Year’s Eve festivities and has set a buffet style table. She has a beautiful bell theme for her centerpiece.

I love following along with all of Shannon’s creative ideas and you can see how she used what she already has on hand to creative this beautiful centerpiece.

New Year’s Tablescape with a “Timely” Twist

By: Michele at Vintage Home Designs

Michele has such a great vintage collection of old clocks and she has styled them perfectly for this fun New Year’s Tablescape with a “Timely” Twist.

Ideas for New Year's Eve Party tablescape with a timely twist.

Michele and I are both part of a Virtual Supper Club and each month, Michele blows me away with her creative table styling. You will want to see more details of this table by clicking here. Such a great idea for a New Year’s Eve Party.

Low Key New Year’s Eve Ideas

By: Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill

If you like to keep things simple for New Year’s Eve, check out these Low Key New Year’s Eve Ideas from Jennifer.

Jennifer is sharing some easy recipes that work great for small or large gatherings.

I love how she used the New Year’s head bands as napkin holders. Be sure to pay attention to all her creative details and don’t miss these delicious recipes.

Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Ideas

By: Aliya at Open Doors Open Hearts

My friend Aliya has created a wonderful New Year’s Eve theme around a kid friendly Charcuterie Board. She also likes a low key evening with family. You will enjoy reading why Aliya enjoys a fresh start to a new year on her post – Simple New Year’s Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board ideas.

We were so excited to have Aliya as our guest host for the December Supper Club and you can see more details here.

I hope you enjoyed all these different tips and ideas to make your New Year’s Eve special.

I’m so excited to start fresh in January with an updated blog and so many ideas that I want to share with you. If you’ve been with me from the beginning, I appreciate your support and encouragement. If you are just joining me, I’m so glad you stopped by today.

Have the best New Year’s possible!

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Thursday 6th of January 2022

These are all such beautiful ideas, Rachel! It's so hard to believe we're already into a new year. Cheers to fresh starts, an abundance of creativity, and continued inspiration. I'm beyond thankful to have found your beautiful blog and your friendship too. Big hugs, CoCo


Thursday 6th of January 2022

CoCo, I feel the same. I love reading your inspiring blog. Thanks for your sweet comments.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 1st of January 2022

I love all your great ideas, Rachel. Hope you had a great evening!


Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Thanks Kim.


Thursday 30th of December 2021

We will be staying home alone again this New Years Eve due to the virus but the small ideas are good ones, for 2 even. I wish everyone a better year. I'm focusing on some of your great decoration inspirations to get me through:0) Starting with some new paint for the indoors! Happy New Year!!


Thursday 30th of December 2021

Lori, We are going to be alone as well. It's going to be warm so we may be by the fire pit.


Thursday 30th of December 2021


What a great list of ideas for New Year's Eve! I'm always looking for ways to de-stress the party prep, and these suggestions are perfect.

Thanks again!


Thursday 30th of December 2021

Robyn, Thanks so much. I really appreciate this.