51 New Year’s Eve DIY party decorations
Our parties may be smaller scale this year, but that's no reason not to celebrate New Year! Whatever you have planned for New Year 2020, try these 51 ideas for DIY decorations.
It's officially the season of celebration and every party needs some simple and quick New Years Eve party decorations. With much of the UK living with different Coronavirus tier restrictions, many of us won't able to throw a big bash this year, but even if you have to keep things simple and stick to your bubble, we all deserve a little celebration after the various ups and downs of 2020!
We've gathered 51 of our fave party pieces/ideas/printables to make your New Year's Eve the best yet. Have a browse and find your New Year's Eve party decorations today.
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New Years Eve party resolutions
Add Lia Griffiths' New Year resolution cards to your party for some reflection time among the fun. Download the free printable here.
DIY party hats
Every celebration needs a party hat! Here's how you can make and print Lovely Indeed's beaut hats for free.
Hanging New Years Eve party decorations
In issue 113 Bangin Hangins' showed you how to use tinsel to create three fab party pieces.
DIY fortune cookies
DIY party blowers
New Years Eve party decorations are all about making as much noise as possible so use Julep's tutorial and make your own party blowers.
New Years Eve party streamers
The queen of colour Kalio Chic shows you how to make this crazy backdrop that'll be perfect for taking photos in front of.
New Years Eve disco ball
We just had to include these DIY disco balls by Lia Griffith. New Years Eve party decorations don't come funkier!
DIY star garland
Oh Happy Day's metallic straw garland is the ideal New Years Eve party decoration.
DIY tassel banner
For those of you that like a little more colour at your parties, follow Sweet Red Poppy's tutorial for this rather gorgeous trio of garlands. You can learn how to make a pom pom with our free tutorial!
Ice cream pinata
New Years Eve party banner
Every New Years Eve party needs a banner! Use Tomkat's free printable to decorate with.
New Years Eve party bingo
Fun Squared's New Year's Eve bingo sheet is a fab game to bring out once everyone's done with dancing. Find her free printable here.
New Years Eve party decorations - count down clock!
New Years Eve party decorations don't come more colourful than this balloon clock. Count down the hours with Twinkle Twinkle Little Party's balloon clock.
New Years Eve printables
Swap out some of your prints for the evening with Yellow Bliss Road's jazzy printable.
New Years Eve circular party garland
Tatertots and Jello shows you how to make a glitter garland using a sewing machine and some card. Make yours in your theme's colours and enjoy.
Printable drink tags
Differentiate between glasses with Evermine's printable clock tags.
DIY cutlery holders
Give your cutlery an extra flair with Alice and Lois' paper utensil tutorial.
New Years Eve party name holders
A Bubbly Life's disco ball name card tutorial is everything we need in life.
Lovely Indeed's New Years Eve party decorations
Gold is a classic for New Year's Eve so whip up Lovely Indeed's banner.
DIY gold star garland
DIY Chin Chin banner
Cheers underneath Bespoke Bride's Chin Chin garland.
Studio DIY's New Years Eve party decorations
Studio DIY transformed her Christmas decorations into party decs which we definitely rate. What a time saver! Head to her blog to see more of her modern colourful look.
DIY paper decorations
Subtle Revelry's paper decorations are another quick and simple make – ideal if you've left all your New Years Eve party prep to the last minute like us...
DIY moon phase hanging
Bring a spacey element to your New Years Eve party decorations with The House That Lars Built's moon phase hanging.
Make Designed Improvised's fringed balloons and add them to your New Years Eve party decorations.
For all you yarn lovers this is the garland you need. Use up your stash and make Designed Improvised's garland.
Pom Pom garlands
Yarn decs are by far the best and most crafty type of New Years Eve party decorations. Make and keep She Saved's pom pom garland up all year round.
Dip Dyed paper streamers
DIY straw motifs
Party Delights' yay motif adds a bit of celebration to your average straw.
DIY sparkly placemats
Colourful fan garland
Add some paper flair with Craftaholics Anonymous' fan garland.
DIY cake topper
Whether it's a birthday cake, a New Year pie or a baby shower cupcake, they all deserve a confetti cake topper. Use Aunt Peaches' tutorial and make a confetti 2020 to put in your treats.
Rainbow candle centrepiece
Hunker's New Years Eve party decorations
Hunker shows you how to make this New Year's Eve party backdrop over on their blog.
Toast in the New Year with A Beautiful Mess' Cheers banner.
DIY photo booth props
The Life of Jennifer Dawn's photobooth props will make for some fab photos throughout the night.
House & Home's New Years Eve party decorations
Spruce up your bannister with House & Home's extra garland.
Glass cocktail baubles
Balloons + confetti = celebration central. Use Ginger Ray's tips and tricks blog post to add some sparkle to your decorations.
Continuing with the confetti theme, Meet Penny shows you how to make these confetti cannons from toilet roll tubes and balloons.
Add some fun slogans to your party beverages with Bespoke Brides' printables.
Countdown cake toppers
Cupcakes are a must for any party, so use I Heart Nap Time's printables to decorate your treats with.
Glitter ice cubes
If you're feeling extra fancy, make Something Turquoise's glitter ice cubes.
Try something a little more unusual this New Year and ditch the black and gold for colour. The Craft Patch shows you how to make these really simple paper flowers.
Rainbow fan garlands
Keeping with the colourful theme, click here for Icecream Off Paper Plates' rainbow fan tutorial.
Pick out some balloons in your chosen colour scheme then follow Pretty Providence's step by step balloon garland tutorial.
Hostess with the Mostess's rainbow balloon tails were designed with baby showers in mind, but we think they'd make great NYE DIY party decorations.
Tulle pom poms
If balloons aren't really your thing why not make tulle pom poms instead? Momdot has a tutorial here.
And last but not least is Birds Party's rainbow tablescape. We just had to end with balloons and multi-coloured madness because it completely sums up Mollie.
DIY New Years Eve party coasters
Place your New Year beverage on these adorable coasters! Free tutorial here.
Rainbow party cups
Paper cups are a staple of any party, but make yours more Mollie with Handmade Charlotte's tutorial.
We hope you've enjoyed these 52 New Years Eve party decorations and can use them for all your 2020 gatherings. If you make or use any of these projects, tag us in a pic on Instagram and Twitter or post it on our Facebook wall!
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.