When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there’s no better way to kick off another trip around the sun than by throwing an awesome party with sparkly decorations, a killer outfit, delicious appetizers, and lots of champagne. Whether you’re keeping it small with a few friends or going all-out by inviting everyone you know, here are some of our favorite New Year’s Eve party ideas to help end 2018 with a bang.

New Year’s Eve Party Invitation Template

First, you have to make sure your friends and family know about your shindig — and we think NYE calls for more than just a text or Facebook message. Keep things simple (and cheap!) 

Black-and-Gold Party Theme

Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner on New Year’s Eve or a cocktail party with just drinks and snacks, pick a color theme and stick to it — easy! Black and gold will never go out of style.

Glitter Champagne Flutes

Ditch the red Solo cups (and your breakable glasses!) and opt for these sparkly plastic flutes instead. They’ll make you look (and feel) fancier without having to risk breaking the good stuff (not to mention cleanup will be a breeze).

New Year’s Cocktails

We get it — plain ol‘ champagne’s not for everyone. Keep your bar cart stocked with a variety of cocktail essentials (like mixers and fruit) to keep everyone happy.

“New Year New Me” Balloon Decorations

Spell out an  inspirational phrase in balloons on the wall so everyone can post it on Instagram. You can also purchase a full set of matching party balloons

DIY Confetti Poppers

Feeling crafty and don’t mind a mess to clean up on the first day of the new year? You can make your own confetti poppers to pop at midnight by using tissue paper and cake pop shooters.

Photo Booth Station

You know everyone is going to be taking tons of photos all night, so make sure you set up a cute spot with festive supplies and a gold fringe backdrop. Bonus points if you keep an instant camera around for pictures!