New Years Party IdeasYour old New Years party ideas feeling a little past their freshness date?
Your friends are looking to ring in the New Year with a blast. It only happens once a year, so make it epic.
- Top 40 Dance Party (for adults)
- New Years Wishing Wall
- Roaring 20s Themed Party
- 70s Disco Party
- Cocktail Party Ideas
- After Christmas Regift Party Idea
- New Years Party Games
- More New Years Eve Party Ideas
You might be thinking that a top 40 dance party is best suited for your pre-teen niece's New Years party ideas. But no, we're talking about a dance party for adults, ages 30ish and up.
Haven't danced for 10 years? No problem! Don't know a single song on the top 40 list? Even better!
The Top 40 Dance Party is a hilarious treat, a throw back to younger days when New Years was the biggest party of your life.
Where to Start: Decorations and Music
Hang a disco ball, the bigger the better. You'll also want strobe lights and colored lights. You can decorate your walls with cut-out or standees of Times Square, Manhattan, The Eiffel Tower, or really any big cityscape.
If you can't list a single top 40 hit it's no problem. Create your playlist with Pandora. Pandora is a free internet radio station and service for finding music in a particular genre. When you get to the website, simply type in "top 40" and the latest music begins to play on your computer. You can purchase music for your playlist on Pandora, or get the information you need and purchase it elsewhere.
Of course, if you have the funds, a DJ is the perfect way to ramp up the fun at a fabulous dance party!
New Year Party Games: Top 40 Dance PartyThe best party game has to be a dance off contest. You may remember the old TV shows (like American Bandstand) where several couples danced competitively. While the couples are dancing, a judge taps a couple on the shoulder to eliminate the couple from the contest. The last couple standing is the winner.
The best parties have more than one game or activity for guests. That way guests really mingle and loosen up. Check out the New Years Eve Games page for more party game ideas.
More New Years Party Ideas for Your Dance PartyHaving lots of guests and want a cool idea for name tags? Create backstage passes for your guests. It's a great way to stick with the theme and help guests remember each other's names.
No matter what type of New Years Eve party you have, New Years hats, tiaras, blowers, whistles, noise makers, and party poppers are always a hit. The more accessories, the more it will feel like a rockin' New Years Eve party.
New Years Eve Party Ideas: What to Wear to a Top 40s Dance Party
Guests can come in costume as popular singers such as Lady Gaga, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Justin Beiber, Britney Spears, Bow Wow, or any other pop star they wish.
Or, they can come just as any Rockin' Dick Clark Dancer. This year's popular choices are skinny jeans, sequin tops, and gold heals for women. For men, skinny ties, slender pants, skinny jeans, scarves and fedora hats are the popular dance party choice.
The New Year is all about new beginnings. Some cultures wear new clothes, some people make New Years Resolutions.
In New York, and maybe at your New Years party, there's a wishing wall. It's a really cool take on a fresh New Years tradition.
Display a large chalk board or a bulletin board at your party. You can even paint a wall with chalk board paint if you're daring enough.
Provide note paper and thumbtacks for a bulletin board or chalk for the black board. Let each guest write their wish for the new year. Guests will enjoy seeing what others write. And you'll be surprised how many people really want simple things: friends, health, peace.
This simple party activity is great for any type of New Years party. Try it!
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