10 New Year’s Eve Party Must-Haves

 The Christmas season might be over, but the holiday celebrations are just getting started. The big question of the season is, “How Do We Celebrate New Year’s at Home?”

That’s why we’ve compiled our top 10 New Year’s Eve Party Must-Haves. It’s everything you’ll need to throw the best party of 2016.

1. DIY Decorations

You can’t throw a New Year’s party without a little bit of sparkle and a whole lot of creativity. Light up your home with this DIY CHEERS! Light Marquee Box. It’s the perfect New Year’s decor, but can also be used for future holiday events. Find the instructions here.

New Year's Eve DIY box with Christmas lights | A Beautiful Mess

2. Music Playlists

The music trend this season is the “2015 Year in Music” featuring 2015’s most popular songs. Music apps such as Spotify have pre-made playlists set up by category, so you can enjoy your favorites with the click of a button. If music apps aren’t your style, try creating your own “2015 Year in Music.” Compile your top songs and dance the night away!

Spotify New Year's Eve Party Playlist | engadget

3. Snacks 

The best New Year’s Eve food is an infusion of elegance and ease. These elegant creations will send off 2015 and bring in 2016 with little time spent in the kitchen.

For easy snacking and re-filling, opt for this BA Trail Mix that will leave your guests scooping for more.

Perfect New Year's Eve Snack | Bon Appetit

And what’s a party without dips? Serve a Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip for a spinach spin:

Yummy Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip for New Year's party | Food Network

4. Sweets

Just like snacks, the best New Year’s desserts are easy to make and fun for the whole crowd.

Tiramisu Cupcakes have an aesthetic that will complement any table setting, and guests can easily socialize while savoring the flavor.

Scrumptious Tiramisu Cupcake recipe New Year's Party | King Arthur Flour

5. Drinks

If there’s anything that takes top priority for a New Year’s Party, it’s the drinks. Whether you’re spicing up a classic or making a new cocktail, the toasts must last till the strike of 2016.

Try a classic champagne mixed with 12 grapes. Why so specific, you might ask? A Spanish tradition started the trend and we’ve caught on to the buzz. Legend says to eat 12 grapes at midnight to represent each month of the new year. The sweet grapes stand for good months and the sour ones… Well, you can probably guess. Read more about the fun concoction here.

New Years champagne mixed with grapes makes great memories | Martha Stewart

6. Table Tops

As you design your New Year’s place settings, remember this motto: When in doubt, add more sparkle. No matter if its candleholders or table runners, embrace the glitz this season.

Glamorous New Year's Eve table setting | Between Naps on the Porch

7. Party Outfit

Christmas shopping is over and the markdowns are here. Plan your perfect New Year’s outfit with help from our favorite fashionista, Hi Sugarplum!

Leith Ruched Coral Long-Sleeved New Year's Eve Dress | Hi Sugarplum

8. Photo Booth 

DIY photo booths are all the rave these days. Simply set up fun backdrop (a sheet or wrapping paper will do) and prop up a camera on a tripod. New Year’s Eve hats and props will make a fun addition to the setup, as well. Document your night and upload the photos to your favorite social media after the night is over.

New Year's Eve Photo Booth props | AC Moore

9. Party Invitations

If you want to stick out from the crowd, try handmade party invitations and you’ll never have a short guest list. We love this unique chalkboard invite done by Moritz Fine Design.

Creative Chalkboard New Year's Eve invitation | Moritz Fine Design

10. Party Favors

Balloons and confetti make for fun party favors, but combining them makes for an even better celebration! Pop these decorations at the strike of midnight for the perfect New Year’s Eve finale. Check out the Martha Stewart video tutorial here.

Confetti balloons are perfect for New Year's Eve | Modern Parents Messy Kids

Featured Image: Huffington Post

Image Credits: A Beautiful MessEngadgetBon AppetitFood NetworkKing Arthur Flour BlogMartha StewartBetween Naps on the PorchHi Sugarplum!AC MooreMoritz Fine Design, and  Modern Parents Messy Kids.