Whether you're in the mood for karaoke or gambling the night away, we hope these theme party ideas will inspire you to throw a NYE bash people will be gushing about all year.
The Party: You may not sound like Carrie Underwood (or even Gwyneth Paltrow), but belting out your favorite tunes always makes for a good time.
Get a little friendly competition going by handing out awards for Best Duet, Most Passionate Ballad, Best Spot-On Impersonation, and so forth. While there's music in the air, get your guests moving for some good ole country line dancing!
How to Decorate: Set the mood with a gingham tablecloth and use cotton napkins to line wicker baskets for serving chips or peanuts. Top it off with a lovely floral centerpiece arrangement.
What to Wear: Create a playful vibe by having guests dress up as their favorite Country singer. Or go casual in vintage cowboy boots and a cute prairie dress.
The Party: Gamble the night away without forfeiting tons of your hard-earned cash. Have guests trade $20 for poker chips so no one is tempted.
to bet the farm. If you win the jackpot, you're guaranteed bragging rights until the next New Year's Eve party.
How to Decorate: Create a faux poker table by laying down green felt onto any flat surface. If your game is Texas Hold'em don't forget to hang up the Lone Star state's flag.
What to Wear: A cowboy hat with dark shades—you don't want your eyes to give anything away. Up the ante and opt for a old-saloon vibe with fishnet tights, feather boa, and a hand-held fan.
What to Serve: Players need something to snack on at the table. Lucky for you, we've already flushed out the best appetizers to serve.
The Party: The Roaring 20's was a glamorous decade that's fun to re-live, especially when you revive Prohibition for the night. Turn up the jazz and dance to the Charleston!
How to Decorate: Now's the time to show off your Art Deco pieces and incorporate feather accessories. They'll help you transform your place into an old-fashioned Speakeasy. Don't forget to make guests whisper a secret password to gain entry!
What to Serve: Hooch of course. Just make sure to keep your gin and champagne hidden from the fuzz in teacups or concealed in brown paper bags. Guests can snack on traditional bar food like popcorn, mini sandwiches, and spiced nuts.
What to Wear: You don't have to don a flapper dress. A little red lipstick and a string of pearls will do.
The Party: Treat your friends and family to a suspenseful evening that'll make the Hatfields and McCoys seem like old chums. Download one of the "" game kits and instructions. We like the one that lends itself to an Old West Shootout.
How to Decorate: Give your home a rustic setting for the evening with faux trophy heads, wood furniture, and lighting the fireplace.
What to Wear: You've never had a better excuse to wear your favorite blue jeans on New Year's Eve.