New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Top 5 Best Themes

The anticipation of ringing in the new year can make for one of the most exciting times of the holiday season. Creating new beginnings, sharing memories with friends and family, and reflecting on everything that has happened over the past 365 days make this holiday special. But sometimes figuring out what to do puts a damper on the day. Choosing between planning a trip with friends or battling crowds at a big-city New Year's celebration may make you want to just celebrate the holiday at home. Take the stress out of decision making for everyone and plan a party. As lifestyle guru and event planner Steve Kemble suggests, planning a New Year's Eve party can be simple as long as you have the basics— noisemakers, party hats, confetti, a specialty drink, light snacks, and fun goody bags with hot chocolate in a to-go cup for your guests to enjoy on the way out. If you really want to get into the party planning, click to the right for five fun and customizable New Year's Eve party theme ideas. (Getty)