Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends say, "you're hosting!"

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends say, "you're hosting!"

It's almost 2018 and you're ready to curl up with the pets and hit up Netflix, right? Nope. Your friends have decided that they want to party at YOUR PLACE. It's time for you to host the most dope, fake-fancy New Years's Eve party ever (with almost no time).

You've got like a day, maybe two, to get shit in order. You need some last-minute New Year's party ideas that will slay (or at least keep things chill and fun?). I've got you. Here are some quick decor ideas, drink funsies, easy-peasy food ideas, and maybe some help from a friend or even Amazon Prime.

Let's get to the celebration ideas, you party animals…

Amazon Prime an easy photo booth backdrop

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Glitter Paper Garland

Or maybe you'd like some rose gold glitter?

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Rose Gold glittery backdrop from Amazon

Make fancy & easy champagne Jell-o shots

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
New Year's party ideas from Bijoux & Bits

Decorate a store-bought cake

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Sparkly cake topper DIY from Say Yes

Just shape those suckers into "Fuck yes 2018" and you're good to go.

Make the FANCIEST champers bucket ever

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Floral ice bucket DIY from Sugar and Charm

Yeah, this one isn't THAT last-minute, but the time is mostly spent freezing, so you can can clean up your month-old dishes at the same time.

Freeze up some glitter ice cubes

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Glitter ice cube DIY from A Subtle Revelry

This one actually IS easy. Edible glitter + ice cube trays = instant sparkly win.

Load up some smart phone group games

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Jackbox group games

Board/card games are great (think Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens, Werewolf, Mafia, Murder of Crows, and Secret Hitler), but if you're crew is full of smart phone holders, these group games on your computer, game console, or TV are the best bet for tons of hilarity.

Don't cook, raid your pantry

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Cheese plate by Bijoux & Bits

Don't cook anything if there's no time. Just scrounge around for pickles, cheese, crackers, lunch meats, dried or fresh fruits, and whatever you've got. Then get to arranging them on a big board or plate all fancy-like. Here's how to do it.

Dessert idea: candy kabobs!

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Candy kabobs DIY from Oh Happy Day

Screw making dessert! Grab a bag of soft candies, gummies, licorice allsorts, those yummy orange slice candies, and some skewers and assign someone with washed hands to start assembling.

Pop some popcorn

Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends tell you, "you're hosting!"
Popcorn flavor recipes
Photo by Bijoux & Bits

You probably already have a bunch of seasonings just waiting to make popcorn taste gourmet AF.

Pick a signature party cocktail

Ride the rosé trend with these rosé signature cocktails
Sparkling rosé strawberry cocktail recipe from Bijoux & Bits

You'll save money by not having to buy a ton of varieties of booze. Plus, it's just fun! Grab the recipe for this sparkling rosé strawberry cocktail here.

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