9 Must-Have Decorations for Celebrating the New Year

The new year is right around the corner, and festive decorations for the big night are a must.

Whether you're hosting a big party or just chilling at home with your family, it's important to make sure your home is looking ready for your New Year's celebrations. From wall decorations to table settings, this collection of decorations will get everyone ready to ring in 2022.

1. Classic Mylar Number Balloons

To start, we'll need a set of classic mylar number balloons. What's a New Year's party without balloons that spell out the year we're ushering in? Lean those 2022 balloons against the wall for the perfect photo op.

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2. Set Up a Photo Booth

Get creative and make your own backgrounds for photo stations around the house. From hanging up tinsel and garland to creating a DIY backdrop, you can transform the walls around your home to create countless opportunities for setting up great photoshoots.

 

3. Sparkly Cider Bottles

What would New Year's be without bottles of sparkling cider? And you can take them a step further by coating the glass bottles in glitter to match the holiday's festive vibes. Also, don't forget to get spice things up with cute plastic glasses—0r if you're feeling extra sparkly, perhaps spring for disco ball cups that add a little fun to every sip.

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4. Theme Your Party

If you're over the classic golds, silvers, blacks and whites of traditional New Year's celebrations, consider giving this year's New Year's party a theme. Maybe you can have a costume party, a winter wonderland-themed New Year's bash or even have an ultra-comfy pajama party. Brainstorm with friends to find the theme you'll all love most.

 

5. Decorate with Disco Balls

We think disco balls are the perfect decoration for the new year. From disco ball balloons to cake toppers, themed cups and even shimmery silver outfits, your guests won't get enough of the disco ball decor.

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6. Silver and Gold New Year's Confetti

There's a reason that metallic confetti is a staple for celebrating the start of a new year. Fun and festive confetti looks amazing scattered over your dessert table or apple cider bar cart—or time a confetti drop for when the clock strikes midnight to really ring in the new year.

 

7. New Year's Headbands

Is it really New Year's without the cheesy headbands message? A shiny crown is a classic New Year's tradition. Plus, headbands are way cuter than plain old paper party hats.

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8. Fairy Lights

Fairy lights are also a classic, adding the perfect mood lighting for cheerful and festive vibes.  They also make for some gorgeous photo opps, making the night magical as well as memorable.

 

9. Confetti Poppers

It's essential to have something for your guests to do together when the clock finally strikes 12, and we can't think of anything better than confetti poppers. Hand them out as the countdown begins so everyone starts the year off with a bang—and lots of sparkles.

New Year's confetti poppers

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With these decorations, you're sure to create a night to remember—and once you're done taking photos, click HERE HERE for our favorite Instagram captions for New Year's Eve.