27 New Year Day Activities and Party Ideas


How to make New Year Day even more memorable with the family with these New Year wishes, resolutions for kids, New Years Eve countdown and traditions, food and appetizers.

Tip Junkie has 33 New Year Day ideas all with pictured tutorials to learn or how to make.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more  New Years Eve tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

New Year Day

DIY Party Hat

1.  New Year’s Eve Hat ~ Are you throwing a New Years Eve or Birthday Party? This is your perfect DIY accessory for the bash! A girly party hat that is everything festive: glitter and gold! Easy to make with stylishly fun results!

DIY New Year's Candles

2.  Glitter New Year’s Candles ~ These “2013” glitter candles are perfect for the New Year!  Whether you are having a party or keeping it low key these candles will add glitz and glam that everyone will enjoy.

New Year Resolutions for Kids 

New Year's Eve Party for Kids

3.  Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Party ~ These fun New Years eve themed crafts and decorations are perfect for a night celebration at home with the kids.  Have them help you create streamers, a replica of the Time Square ball, and homemade noise makers for midnight.

Kids New Year's Resolution

4.  End of the Year Time Capsule Questions {free printable} ~ Printable time capsule questions that will help you capture a snapshot of your kiddos this year.  Fun to look back on and add to each year.

New Year's Eve Games

5.  Roll Around the Clock Game ~ A fun and simple game to countdown the hours until the New Year.  Each player will roll the dice and move their clock to the next hour.  There’s a link provided to download and print the free clocks.

New Years Eve Countdown

New Year's Eve Countdown

6.  New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags ~ If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with a low key party for the family, you will want to make this paper craft idea. Just fill these bags with fun activities to play every hour, for an evening of non-stop entertainment the family and kids can to do together.

New Year's Countdown printable

7.  New Year’s Countdown {free printable} ~ Isn’t this printable adorable?!  It includes the original New Year’s Song.  It’s available for you to download and print in an 8 x 10.

New Year's Table Decor

8.  New Year’s Eve Countdown {table decor}~ Add a personalized touch to your New Years Eve celebration with these simple to make party table decorations.

New Years Eve Traditions

New Year's Traditions

9.  20 Fun Ways to Ring in the New Year! {free printable} ~ Wondering how to Ring in the New Year? There are so many fun New Year activities, crafts, memories and resolutions to make {and keep}, and moments to enjoy together for a memorable and beautiful New Years! I’ve put a few into a cute printable for you.

Printable New Year’s Eve Photo Props

10.  Printable New Year’s Eve Photo Props ~ Christmas consumes most of December and then you only have a week to play your New Years Eve Celebration.  Bookmark this fun, easy, and inexpensive party idea from Brassy Apple so you will be ready to party come Christmas Eve.  These printable photo props are a cute party favor for your guests and everyone will love taking cute pictures with their props throughout the night.

celebrating the year

11.  New Year’s Eve Tradition {free printable} ~ Write all of the things you loved and would like to accomplish in the new year with this free printable.  Place it in a time capsule and next year you can track your progress.

New Years Eve Appetizers

New Year's Appetizers

12.  New Year’s Eve Appetizers ~ These New Year’s Eve Appetizer recipes will work for a large crowd or just a gathering of your family to celebrate the ringing in of the new year.  Over a dozen great party appetizers that include recipes like fresh fruit bruchetta, bacon wrapped cocktail sausages, and roasted red pepper dip.

New Years Appetizers

13.  Pizza Cups ~ This is a fun twist on serving pizza. They are housed in won ton wrappers. Fun for a football game or a bunco night.

New Years Appetizers

14.  Tortellini Skewers Easy Appetizer ~ Tortellini’s marinated in italian dressing and skewered with cheese and olives are a great appetizer.  The whole family is sure to love these.

New Years Day Food

New Years Food

15.  Glamorous New Year’s Eve Treats ~ Add a little glamour to your New Years Eve party by dressing up even the most simple treats, like s’mores, with a little touch of gold.  Metallic sanding sugar can be used to add a little edible glitz to all sorts of goodies and looks great on the rim of your glass too.

New Years Day Food

16.  Tuscan Style Tenderloin ~ I was smitten with the bread around this tenderloin. There’s just something about a crusty baguette that adds extra comfort to food. On a cold night or for a hearty dinner party meal option, this spin on the tenderloin is a must try!

New Years Day Food

17.  Black Eyed Pea Casserole ~ Black eyed peas is considered one of the lucky 5 foods for New Years Day.  Because the beans swell when they are cooked they are believed to bring prosperity.  Another great reason to try this recipe.

New Years Wish

New Years Wish

18.  New Year’s Kit ~ Who’s ready for the New Year?  The clock is quickly ticking down the days!  This is a great way to record your wishes for the New Year.  The following year you get to read what you put.  No peaking!  A great time capsule!

New Years Wish

19.  DIY Party Blowers {Party Favors} ~ These DIY Party Blowers are fab-u-lous!  They are such a fun and classic party favorite for all ages.  You can make your own blowers to match any color scheme or theme using drinking straws and patterned paper.

New Years Wish

20.   DIY Chalkboard Holiday Favors ~ These adorable chalkboard party favors are perfect for place cards or entertaining your guests. They can write their New Year’s resolutions on them or use them as party props.

New Years Eve Party Ideas

New Years Eve Party

21.  Holiday Entertaining Inspiration {Holiday Parties} ~ Whether you are planning a Christmas or New Years party this post is packed with beautiful inspiration! With metallics being the hot color trend this year in holiday you’ll have lots of glam choices to help your get together look like this inspiration party!

New Years Eve Party

22.  Black and White New Years Eve Printables ~ With only a week between Christmas and New Years Eve, there is barely enough time to get the Christmas decorations tucked away before you have guests over to celebrate the New Year.  Take a lot of the time out of planning your New Years Eve Party with these free black and white printables from The TomKat Studio.

New Years Eve Party

23.  Glitter and Snow New Year’s Party ~ Celebrate New Year’s in style with these glitter and snow themed New Year’s Eve ideas.  Dress up a black and white party theme with touches of silver and gold.  Great ideas for filling apothecary jars, using paper decorations, are finding items around the house to use as party decor.

New Years Eve Party

24.  Hollywood Glam New Years Eve Party ~ Add a little glitz and glam to your New Years Eve Celebration with this fun Hollywood Glam themed New Years Eve party.  Everything from bubbly to dessert is served in champagne glasses that are decorated with black and white lace and even accentuated with colorful rock candy and fun printables.

New Years Eve Party

25.  New Year’s Eve Party Printables ~  Get your party started with this free printables kit.  It includes invitations, table signs, folding tented cards, water bottle labels, square tags, drink flags, and a “Happy New Year” banner.

New Years Eve Party

26.  New Year’s Eve Party Printables ~ Beautiful stars, black and metallic themed party printables.  All the printables needed to throw an amazing party is here.

New Year's Party

27.  New Year’s Eve Hat Printables ~ Ring in the New Year with these fun party hats.  The printable file is for a cone hat and a crown hat.  Download, print, cut, glue and decorate.

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