Our top 5 fun New Year’s Eve party themes


New Year’s Eve is always an exciting night, full of laughter, dancing and dining. Having a party with all your loved ones around you is a great way to ring in the new year. And what better way to celebrate than with a themed party? We’ve put together our top 5 themes for your New Year’s Eve Party to make your night go off with a bang.

Masquerade Ball

Enjoy an evening of mystique and magic with a masquerade ball theme. Invite guests to dress up in their finest suits and ballgowns. The only rule? They must wear their masks all night. Have a competition for the most creative, outlandish, and disguising masks at the end of the party. Decorate with plenty of candles and regal colours to make your guests feel like royalty. Create fancy finger foods and serve champagne to add an extra touch of glamour.

Black and white party

This is an easy one for those on a budget as the majority of people have something black or white in their wardrobe. For decorations, use black and white material to drape over furniture and adorn with fairy lights for simple yet effective decor, or go for stripes for extra flair. If you want to serve a three-course meal, keeping it to black and white can be a challenge, so just stick to monochrome themed nibbles. White chocolate-dipped strawberries, marshmallows, minstrels and white tortilla crisps with black bean dip are all ideal.

Great Gatsby

A Great Gatsby or Roaring 20s theme takes guests back in time to the world of flapper girls and jazz music. Invite your guests to dress up in 20s fashion whilst decorating regally in gold and black. Depending on your budget, you can take inspiration from the film and book and try to recreate one of Gatsby’s lavish parties. Serve champagne and cocktails and choose a jazz playlist to get people dancing. Canapes, cheese boards and mixed nuts make a great snack for guests to have as they chat, and you could even throw in a few classics like the devilled egg.

Initial theme

This is a really fun idea and a chance for guests to get creative. Have your guests dress up as something beginning with their first initial, and bring some food or drink which begins with their second initial. For example, Amy Prescott could dress as an angel and bring prosecco. This theme also means the decor can really be whatever you like, from generic party decorations to something more imaginative of your choosing.

Fire and ice

The classic battle of the elements. Decorate your venue with flame lamps and icy fairy lights whilst inviting guests to dress accordingly. The dress code is fairly broad so costumes can vary between simple and complex. For food, you could have a variety of polar opposites. Flaming hot fajitas that are steaming as they arrive, and luxurious cold ice cream for dessert. Get creative with your catering and give your guests something that will really wow them.

If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your New Year’s Party, look no further than Milton Hill House. Surrounded by 22 acres of tranquil parkland just 13 miles from Oxford, we blend a graceful Georgian manor house with modern facilities. We have an experienced and professional events team to make sure your night runs smoothly. Choose from 20 flexible and contemporary event spaces which can be transformed into any theme you like for your special occasion. Don’t hesitate to get in contact for more information.