Last-minute New Year's party ideas for when friends say, "you're hosting!" #Entertaining#event planning#holidays#hosting#New Year's#parties#party December 28 2017 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits 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 Glitter Paper Garland Or maybe you'd like some rose gold glitter? Rose Gold glittery backdrop from Amazon Make fancy & easy champagne Jell-o shots New Year's party ideas from Bijoux & Bits Decorate a store-bought cake 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 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 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 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 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! 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 Popcorn flavor recipesPhoto by Bijoux & Bits You probably already have a bunch of seasonings just waiting to make popcorn taste gourmet AF. Pick a signature party cocktail 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. How to throw an ugly party: an exercise in self-restraint and people skills NO! Not another pretty party! With perfectly-planned coordinating courses, a playlist, and cleverly-crafted decorations! NOT TODAY! Today, we celebrate the ugly party. This winter I have been learning the value… Read More The lazy girl’s guide to throwing a New Year’s Eve party I am all for elaborate, well-planned bashes, but sometimes ain't nobody got the time for that. With the holiday season in full swing, between getting ready for Santa, work being… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS How non-traditional couples break the whole argument for traditional gender roles NEXT 5 books that changed my life this year (no, like, ACTUALLY changed my life) Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.