If a lack of plans for New Year’s Eve means you’ve offered to host your friends at the last minute, utilise some of the easy but stylish décor ideas below to ensure your party is still a hit, even if it was thrown together mere hours before the ball drops.

Create a Confetti Bar


Nothing rings in the new year like a sprinkling of confetti. Set up a station so your guests can grab a handful in anticipation of midnight. Fill clear containers and vases with confetti in various colours, shapes, and sizes—just make sure your vacuum cleaner is in perfect working order for next-day clean-up


Set Up a Champagne Cocktail Bar


Make party prep easy and free yourself for mingling during the event by setting up a make-your-own champagne cocktail bar. Corral ingredients for various yummy libations and include mixing instructions to enable your guests to create their own cocktails and experiment with creative combinations.


Stuff Festive Photo Frames With Party-Ready Phrases


Hunt out some fun New Year’s Eve printable photos and phrases (Pinterest is always a good source) and stuff in your various wall-hung and tabletop photo frames for a festive touch.


Use Shimmery Christmas Ornaments to Add Sparkle


Whether you’ve taken down your tree or it’s still proudly standing, utilise some of the most glittery, shimmering mirror balls and ornaments to add festive flair to your serving surfaces and flower arrangements. Opt for pieces in silver and gold to feel more New Year’s Eve appropriate.


Add Some Glitter to Plain Balloons


We love the festive look of this simple DIY. Grab your favourite colour balloons, some festive confetti, and your trusty decoupage to give this classic party décor a hint of sparkle. Head to Studio DIY for the full how-to.