10 New Year Party Themes
New Year is the day that marks a new beginning making it one of the best reasons to celebrate. On the New Year day, we completely let go of our past and welcome the coming year with fervor. Parties are an inseparable part of the New Year celebrations and when they are themed, it multiplies the fun. Here is a collection of some of the most popular New year party themes to choose from.
1. Halloween Theme
Halloween is one of the most popular themes of all. There are plenty of options to choose from in terms of costumes. Some of the popular ones are ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves, goblins and skeletons. Decorate the venue using pumpkins, jack-o’-lanterns, scary masks, fake cobwebs and coffins. When it comes to the ambience of a Halloween themed party, lights make a lot of difference. Make the venue look haunted, use scary lights, keep the lighting minimalistic and use it where absolutely required.Use colored lights like red and orange and use dark colored furniture in the room.
2. Tropical Theme
Tropical party refers to a beach like party. For this kind of party the beach is the best venue. If for some reason the beach is unavailable, a great tropical party is still possible with a little creativity. Be it the decorations or the costumes, use only bright colors. Decorations should comprise of tropical flowers, beach umbrellas, sea shells, banners of the beach, coconut shells, hula girls, an aquarium of tropical fishes and corals and, not to forget, sand. Guests can come dressed up in tropical attire like floral sarongs, beach slippers, beach shorts, summer hats, over-sized sun glasses, tropical floral garlands and clothes having floral print. Ornaments can be replaced by tropical fruits and flowers. Girls can even decorate their hair using the accessories like a beach cocktail umbrella or flowers. Food should be restricted to only tropical dishes. You can serve tropical fruit salads, pineapple pizzas, Hawaiian ham, sea food, Hawaiian shrimp curry etc. Arrange for umbrella cocktail drinks like Pineapple Colada and Hawaiian Blue.
3. Fairytale Theme
The fairytale theme, though mostly associated with girls, is in fact a chance for women to dress up as beautiful princesses and for men to don the look of prince charming. A ballroom resembling a castle is the apt ambience for this theme. Decorations can include tiaras, magic wands, feather wings, balloons and light colored confetti. Keeping the main theme in mind, the cake should be a comparatively big one with some resemblance to fairytales. Like the theme the dress code should be of fairytale characters. Guests can choose from popular characters of classical fairytales like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella, Tinkerbell, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Robinhood, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland and the rest. Lighting should comprise of fairy lights and light colored paper balls to add to the charm of the venue.
4. Red and Black Theme
This is a simple New Year party theme and doesn’t require a lot of planning. All you need to possibly plan are the decorations, costumes, invitations and food.The dress code must be a formal one with the ladies dressing up in red and the men in black. Décor should follow the suit of the theme and the two colors must be used in as many places as possible. As this kind of a New Year party is a very sophisticated and a classy affair, elegant music is a must.
5. Mexican Fiesta Theme
A Mexican fiesta is a great way to celebrate the beginning of a New Year. The important trick here is to let everything in the party have the Mexican feel to it. Guest can come dressed up in bright colored Mexican outfits and can accessorize with Mexican straw hats, ponchos, Mexican garlands, rainbow colored skirts and a pair of maracas. Decorations can comprise of rainbow colored lanterns, piñatas, Mexican blankets and Mexican flags. Let the menu be dominated by popular Mexican dishes like tamales, nachos, Mexican pizzas, tortillas and bread, salsas, fajitas, tacos and other Mexican delicacies loved by one and all.