Whether you would like a Hollywood-themed or classy black-and-white ball for your New Year’s bash, or perhaps you prefer something more cheesy like an old-school party, there is a fun and cool New Year’s theme for you to choose from. There are always lots of New Years Eve parties in London with a variety of themes.
1. The Black And White Ball
If you want to class-up a New Year’s Eve bash, think about tapping into the Black and White Ball that was thrown by Truman Capote in the year 1966. To enter such a soirée, all your guests have to wear black-and-white. Decorate the venue with white draperies, golden dishes and candelabras, and deep-red tablecloths. Capote’s menu featured specialties from the New York’s Plaza Hotel, so think about serving scrambled eggs, chicken hash, spaghetti along with meatballs, biscuits, and sausages, as you head towards midnight, along with good quality champagne.
2. A Bonfire Party
If you prefer one of the more low-key ways to celebrate the end of the year, a bonfire party is always a popular choice. Sitting under the stars on the very last night of the year 2016, with your closest family and friends, with a few craft beers, where you can swap your highlighted stories about the year. When it comes to food, serve a few bonfire classics like scrambled eggs, pan pizzas, hot dogs and s’mores.
3. The Decade Party
Everyone enjoys a bit of nostalgia around New Year’s Eve. Opposed to looking back on year as dumpster fire, go back further with one of the decade-themed parties. This can mean breaking out the classic Nickelodeon cartoons and Hi-C Ecto Cooler for a classic 90s party. Or perhaps think about everyone tapping into their “inner disco diva” with afros and shiny jumpsuits for a 70s themed party. Choose your favourite decade and choose dishes that were famous during these eras, pump out the old-school tunes and then party like it is the old year for your new year.
4. The End Of The World Party
No one knows what 2017 has in store for us, so think about partying like this is your last day on earth. Serve up decadent dishes like chocolate lava cakes, poached lobster and beef Wellington. You can add a feeling of an apocalypse using Fireball Whiskeys and flaming cocktails. Remember when 1 January rolls around, you may be left with a major mess that will need to be cleaned up.
5. The Good Fortune Party
With the Year of the Rooster up next, it is always a good idea to welcome in your new year with good fortune. While there are many ways in which to host Chinese New Year’s parties, it is easy to personalise these experiences in the way of stuffing your own fortune cookies, using statements or sayings that resonate with your friends or your family members. The Rooster year will include cooking up Chinese-inspired chicken appetisers like wontons, egg rolls, and chicken dumplings.
6. The Hollywood Party
It is hard to match up to glitz-and-glamour of the New Year’s Eve parties in Los Angeles, yet you are still able to tap into the overall pop-culture associated with 2016. This means playing the top-rated songs over the year, along with music from great artists that have passed away like Prince, George Michael, Sharon Jones, and David Bowie. Serve up dishes from a celebrity cookbook like Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings, while you dine and dance your night away.
7. A Midnight Brunch Party
If you plan to stay awake until dawn, it might be a good idea to serve a brunch. As the clock has strike midnight, arrange an attractive buffet with a few favourites like candied bacon, berry crepes and spinach frittatas for your guests to enjoy. For your drinks think about the classics such as peach Bellini’s, Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.
8. Texas-Themed Casino Party
The casino parties involve roulette, poker games, with money that trades hands, is one of the more classical New Year’s party themes. Yet you may want to channel one of the best games such as Texas Hold ‘Em using a Southern twist to the evening. Over and above poker tournaments add to the theme of your party with a few Tex-Mex favourites such as nachos, chilli con carne along with chips served with queso. When it comes to drinks, think about ice-cold margaritas and tequila.