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New Year party ideas - group says cheers to the new year with raised glasses.

11 luxurious New Year party ideas

We all love to celebrate the start of the new year and it has been a couple of years since we could really celebrate the way we would like. Now the restrictions have been lifted, we think you deserve to bring in the new year in style. We have 11 New Year party ideas to help you bring in the new year the old-fashioned way!
Friday 9th December 2022
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New Year is naturally a time for celebration and this year we have gone all in on a luxurious New Year party, so discover our 11 top New year party ideas, that your friends and family are sure to remember.

  1. Falling star decorations
  2. An elegant table setting
  3. Name tags & napkin folding
  4. A grand centre piece
  5. Opulent oysters
  6. Welcome drinks
  7. Party games
  8. A resolution bin
  9. Create your own photo-booth
  10. Build a magnificent champagne tower
  11. A sumptuous chocolate dessert
New Year party ideas - say cheers with the Ripple champagne glass from ferm LIVING.

Bring in the New Year in style with a luxury New Year celebration.


New year is a glamorous affair and nothing screams glamour and luxury better than elegant table decorations. Go all in with this New year party idea and create a hovering cloud of balloons. We filled the balloons with helium but you could of course simply stick them to the ceiling.

Tie some paper stars to the balloons so they hang gracefully over the table like falling stars.

Keep the colour scheme simple with white and opaque balloons filled with confetti, add a touch of gold or bronze to keep an elegant but glamorous party feeling.

New year party ideas - decorate the table with balloons and hanging stars in a simple colour scheme of white and gold.

A simple colour scheme of bronze and rose gold gives this new year celebration a touch of glamour.


A simple and elegant white table setting with a hint of gold is perfect for the New year table. Simple white porcelain paired with delicate fluted glasses is a timeless aesthetic and works with any number of interior styles.

Keep the details simple and pick out the fluted pattern in other elements, such as the cutlery, candle holders and the centerpiece for an overall and uniform look.

New year party ideas - an elegant white table setting with plates from Ernst and the famous Ripple glasses from ferm LIVING.
ERNSTErnst plate Ø25 cm
New year party ideas - a luxury white table setting with fluted glass elements that are reflected in the candle holders and place card holders from Georg Jensen.

Think about all of the elements in your New Year table setting very carefully for an overall, uniform aesthetic.


Personal name tags and neatly folded napkins put the finishing touches on any table setting. Here we have combined the Ripple champagne glasses with Bernadotte place card holder from Georg Jensen and the fluted element on each match the other perfectly.

For more new year party ideas and tutorials on how to fold napkins check out our handy guide here.

New year party ideas - use place card holders like this one from Georg Jensen to let your friends and family know where to sit this new year.
Georg JensenBernadotte holder for place cards 4-pack
New Year party ideas - fold your napkins like you see here for an elegant finishing touch to the table setting.
Scandi LivingClean serviettes 45 x 45 cm 4-pack


If you wish to really wow your guests invest in a beautiful vase and an equally beautiful bouquet of flowers this New year.

For this New year party idea we have kept the colour tones simple with dark greens and grasses rather than lots of colourful flowers. Who says you can't have cut flowers in the middle of winter?

New year party ideas - here you see the Sphere vase from Byon filled with a luxurious bouquet of cut flowers.
ByonSphere vase 26 cm


These New year party ideas are all about luxury and that includes the food. Welcome your guess with a plate of fresh oysters to tickle their taste buds.

Now of course, we understand than not everyone enjoys fresh oysters so if you are looking for other ideas for your new year menu then look no further. We have five delicious canape recipes for you here.

New year party ideas - here you see oysters in the Serax Inca serving bowl in green.
SeraxInku serving bowl M 32 cm


Invite your guests in from the cold with a tasty welcome drink. Whether you offer a glass of champagne with a touch of festive sparkle or a delicious homemade cocktail is up to you.

If you are looking for inspiration we have 5 recipes that are sure to delight here.

New year party ideas - here you see someone pouring champagne into the karlevi champagne glasses from Scandi Living.
Scandi LivingKarlevi champagne glass 4-pack
New year party ideas - here you see someone holding a raspberry cocktail in the Ripple champagne glass from ferm LIVING.
Ferm LIVINGRipple champagne glass 2-pack


In Sweden it is traditional to play bingo in the lead up to the New Year countdown. Why not take a leaf out of our Nordic neighbour’s book and create your own game of bingo to be played throughout the night?

This game requires nothing more than your imagination and a few sheets of paper and perhaps a small gift to give to the winner!

New year party ideas - here you see a homemade bingo card to play on new years eve,

Create your own game of bingo to be played through out the night.


New year wouldn’t be new year if we didn’t make a resolution that we have no intention of keeping!

We love this new year party idea – put out some paper and pens and a handy little box and have each of your guests write down a resolution. You could even turn it into a game and pick resolutions for each other.

New year party ideas - here you see a hand putting a new years resolution into a wooden box from HK living.


This popular party idea works well for any occasion. Create a sign for the photobooth from a pinboard, we used the Design Letters board and matching letters. Fill a jar with your photobooth props, hang up some glittery bunting and voila – you have your very own photo-booth!

New year party ideas - Here you see the design letter, letter board used as a backdrop for a photo booth.
Design LettersDesign Letters letter board A2


This classic New year party idea positively shouts luxury. Build a champagne tower as small or as large as you like, pour over a bottle of sparkling wine and enjoy.

Place the tower with the oysters and canapes so your guests can take something to nibble along side the wine.

Learn how to build a champagne tower in our handy guide.

New year party ideas - here you see a champagne tower built from the Ripple champagne glasses from Ferm LIVING.

Wide, shallow couple glasses are the best for building a champagne tower.


A last but by no means least you will need something to round off your New year celebration. What better way than to treat your guests to something creamy and sweet? Of course, no New year party would be complete without a dessert. This rich chocolate cheesecake in a glass from Swedish baking sensation Baka med Frida is a truly decadent dessert worthy of any New year celebration.

Discover the recipe here.

New year party ideas - here you see a decadent chocolate dessert from Baka med Frida in a ripple wine glass.
Ferm LIVINGRipple wine glass 2-pack

Photography: Angeliqa Daldorph & Elof Martinsson

Styling: Linnea Axelson

Rebecca Sparling

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