New Year's Eve Party Ideas: Make The Last Day Of The Year The Best Of All

Chris Sutton
Digital Copywriter
New Year's Eve

A New Year's Eve Party marks the end of one year and the start of another. It is a time for reflection and a time to look ahead and wish for a fruitful new year. Equally, it has become a day for many to treasure - to live in the moment and to embark on new adventures.

An unforgettable occasion with the ability to re-energise like few other days on the calendar, New Year's Eve holds a unique magic. We look at some of the most intoxicating New Year's party ideas.

A Masquerade Ball

Masquerade Ball

Masquerade balls originated in Venice during the 16th century as elaborate masked dances were performed for the upper classes. Today, they still enjoy a reputation as a sophisticated form of entertainment.

A charming theme which has become a staple for New Year's parties across land and sea, a masquerade party flaunts a mystique that few other themes can capture so freely. Able to inspire your friends and family, this theme is ideal for the curious, the classy and the cheery.

Adorned in bold gold and glittery face masks, your guests will appreciate the simple yet elegant manner of this theme.

Great Gatsby Theme

Great Gatsby

Reserved for those events that wish to mix class with zest, a Great Gatsby party is ideal for the New Year. Cast your eyes back to 1920's New York when prohibition reigned over the nation and bootleg whisky was the tipple of choice on the underground scene; celebrities mixed with wannabees and everybody dressed to impress.

The red carpet is rolled out, the vintage cars pull up and there is a buoyant energy even before you step inside. Recapturing the feathers and the fancy dress, the fire eaters and the acrobats and adding a wonderful jazz band, your Great Gatsby New Year's Eve party theme's your last chance to have the party of the year.

Play Your Favourite Songs

Dancing To Songs

New Year's Eve always feels better with singing and dancing. Featuring the hits of the year gone by or merely your favourite numbers from musical history can set the stage for a memorable night. A party DJ with a long and eclectic setlist on hand can be ideal, while a live band can capture the thrills and spills of your event through the medium of song.

Party Games

Party Games

Party games can be a great addition to a New Year's Eve party and can range from the ordinary to the bizarre via the hilarious. There's some time to make up between seven and eleven before excitement ramps up for the big reveal. Keeping guests entertained through party games can be a good way to ensure the smooth sailing of your event. Minute to Win It is our favourite and can feature a number of different events.

Ultimately a team game, this one is wonderful for establishing rapport among your guests. You could play as few or as many of these games as you wish; from sack racing to charades, crab racing to an egg and spoon race - this is a hilariously fun way to start the evening.

A Decade Party

Retro Dancefloor

Few parties can capture the joy of a decade themed night. Smashing out classic after classic from the decade of your choice, this is sure to be a nostalgic occasion for all involved. Whether you wish to recreate the sophistication of the 1920s, the musical madness of the 1960s or the dance revolution of the 1980s - you can do so this December.

With hundreds of dynamic tribute acts for hire from all of the ages, Champions Music & Entertainment can help you find the one most suited to your shindig.


Fireworks have come to symbolise the makeup of a New Year's Party for some time. A masterful show of colour exploding into the night's sky is a vision to behold and can create an incredible focal point for your party.

Fireworks are wonderful to watch at any time of the year but on New Year's Eve, they seem to display even more. A symbol of unity and light in your life, sharing a firework display with your nearest and dearest can be a rousing way to kickoff your new year with a bang.

Something Different

Spark LED Drummers

The perfect time for experiencing something different, the New Year presents a wonderful moment to unleash a walkaround magician, a cabaret show, comedian, dance act or full orchestra. Whatever pushes your buttons this winter, make it happen. The day rolls around once a year and by owning your event entertainment, you are making the statement that this year - is your year.

Countdown, Kissing & Auld Lang Syne

A fixture of any great New Year's party, the countdown to the new year is one of the most entertaining moments of the night. To make this extra special, have a giant ticking clock or a party band or event host announcing the countdown. It is traditionally followed by a kiss, whether a romantic one, an ironic one or one founded in friendship - starting the new year with a kiss is part and parcel of the occasion.

Auld Lang Syne has become the song of choice for the moment the bell rings at midnight on the 31st. This age-old tradition is so important to many, that if you neglect to include it at your party, you better have a good reason!

Book Your New Year's Entertainment

Deliver a New Year's Party in line with your vision. Here at Champions Music & Entertainment, we have thousands of acts from all over the country, in every genre and style. Experts in organising events and providing the best party entertainment for your event, choose us to help you put on a spectacular New Year's Eve party in London or elsewhere.

You can book leading party entertainment by contacting us at Champions Music and Entertainment today. Fill in our online contact form or give us a call directly on 0207 07 878 76 and book today!