Retrospective New Year’s Theme Idea

Be creative and focus on the major events of the year to create a retrospective New Year’s theme. Consider a year in review party theme that incorporates celebrities, entertainers, movies, sports, or politics.

Try one of these New Year’s Eve theme ideas:

  • The biggest celebrity wedding of the year: Have guests dress as one of the celebrities who wed, or a character closely related to the couple for a unique New Year’s Eve theme idea.
  • The biggest entertainer of the year: Burn CDs with the entertainer’s songs and pass them out as party favors.
  • Most popular movie of the year: Decorate the New Year’s party with movie posters and ask guests to dress as a character from the movie for the best highlights of the year party.
  • Biggest political catastrophe of the year: Hire professional impersonators to play the roles of the political figures involved in the event for a New Year’s theme.
  • Most successful sports team of the year (if the team is from your hometown): Decorate with colors and items that represent the team that won either the World Series, Finals, or Stanley Cup.
  • Biggest royal event of the year: Decorate the residence or venue with royal accents and play the role of the royal family throughout the evening.

Alternatively, combine all of these elements and simply ask your guests to come dressed as a famous figure from the past year. Decorate with newspaper headlines! Have fun and impress your guests with a unique way to ring in the New Year and a New Year's theme that makes for a fun photo album afterward!

Start to plan your own celebration with one of our free New Year’s Eve party invitations!

Free New Year’s Eve party invitations

Free New Year’s Eve party invitations

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