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34 New Year’s Eve Decorations for a Stylish Party

Whether you're throwing a big bash or watching the ball drop with your closest pals, these New Year's decorations will make your space shine.

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Ring in the New Year in style

At the end of a long holiday season comes one of our favorites: New Year’s Eve. After all the pressure of gift-giving and family gatherings, it’s time to focus on you and all the good things you have to look forward to in the year ahead. And that certainly deserves a special celebration, though of course it’s up to you whether that entails a cozy night at home and a sweet New Year’s kiss from your partner or a blow-out bash with some super-fun New Year’s Eve party ideas. Either way, you’ll want to deck your halls with some festive New Year’s decorations to get in the spirit.

From confetti balloons and photo-booth props to twinkly lights and banners, the right decor can really level up your night. Here, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite affordable, adorable options, plus creative ways to set them up. You’ll also want to check out these New Year’s games to play before the clock strikes midnight.

2022 Balloons, Swirls, And Pom Pomsvia amazon.com

2022 Balloons, Swirls, and Pom-Poms

A 2022 balloon is an essential New Year’s Eve decoration. This 40-inch option also comes with ceiling spirals and pom-poms, so you’ll get everything you need to spruce up your space for well under $20. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to stay within your budget, you’ll get off to a good start with this set.

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Metallic Tinsel Fringe Curtains

Foil fringe curtains add instant glitz and, let’s be honest, are just plain fun. You can use them in a range of ways too: Hang them in a doorway for a festive entry, on a wall to create a photo backdrop, or around a table to hide what’s underneath. When you’re done, fold them up and use them at every subsequent party you throw. Bookmark this list of New Year’s Instagram captions for easy (and clever!) posting.

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Champagne Bottle Balloon Arch

If you really want to make a statement, set up a bubbly balloon arch. This kit comes with a champagne bottle balloon and confetti balloons of various sizes, all of which you can customize to suit your space. Now all you need is the perfect toast—and these New Year wishes should do the trick.

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New Year Festival Party Supplies

Yes, even the ceiling should sparkle on New Year’s Eve! This 31-piece set includes gold spirals and Happy New Year’s cards that hang from above to create allover ambiance. If you want to sparkle, too, check out these fun New Year’s makeup ideas.

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Confetti Cannons

Add some excitement to your countdown to midnight with these party poppers loaded with colorful confetti. We recommend stashing them in a basket near the TV so they’re right on hand for the big event. Each mini “cannon” uses compressed air to shoot, making them totally safe for indoors. By the way, here’s where you can watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

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Silver Sequin Tablecloth

Show your guests you mean business with a showstopping sequin tablecloth. This one comes in a disco-ball-like silver hue that will immediately highlight your food or bar area. Here are the New Year’s Eve foods to serve that will bring you good luck.

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Plastic Champagne Flutes

Yes, champagne flutes count as New Year’s decorations, and this set will help you say cheers to new beginnings (and prevent inevitable broken glasses). They come with a gold rim and glittery stem for festive flair. Even if you’re just curling up with the best New Year’s Eve movies on the big night, these add elegance.

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Photo Clip String Lights

Here’s a fun idea: Hang these photo clip string lights next to a Polaroid camera and allow guests to clip their own images on them as the night goes on. The next morning, you’ll be able to reflect on all your favorite memories. Speaking of memories, that’s exactly what “Auld Lang Syne” is all about.

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New Year’s Eve Photo Booth Props Kit

Everyone loves a photo booth! Allow guests to remember their night by providing them with cutesy props. We promise you’ll see these adorable glasses all over Instagram the next day. Keep the laughs going with these funny New Year’s jokes.

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Battery-Operated Tea Lights

The easiest way to add ambiance to a space is by ditching the overhead lights and filling the room with vibey candles. Avoid a fire hazard with these battery-operated tea lights, which you can arrange in votive holders to add even more polish.

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Pre-Filled Confetti Balloons

Confetti balloons. Need we say more? You can fill this 24-piece set with helium to get them to float or with regular air for floor-level decor. Bonus: Guests can pop them at midnight to release the confetti and start the new year with a literal bang. Don’t forget to check out which stores are open on New Year’s Day, by the way.

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New Year’s Eve Wine Bottle Labels

Dress up your bar with wine label stickers (which also happen to make an excellent gift for wine lovers). These feature fun sayings, like “Forget the kiss, hand me a glass,” that will make all your guests want to snag a selfie with them.

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Festive Pillow Covers

A little accent piece can go a long way. Cover a regular sofa pillow with this champagne-inspired pillow cover for an instant pop. While it’s a perfect New Year’s decoration with its “Pop! Fizz! Clink!” message, you can also break it out for other celebrations.

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New Year’s Eve Bunting Banner

Don’t have much space? A bunting banner can be hung on pretty much any wall, window, mantel, or doorway and offer guests warm season’s greetings. These New Year quotes will also put you in the right frame of mind to welcome 2022.

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Glitter Star Paper Garland

With more than 130 feet of garland, you can use this super-affordable and super-pretty New Year’s decoration to line all of your walls or entryways. Each piece of fringe is 13 feet long, meaning it’s the perfect floor-to-ceiling decor option.

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Gold Crepe Streamer

Sometimes the simplest decorations are the most effective. Use this gold crepe streamer to create a background, bunting, or ceiling decor. We guarantee you’ll get lots of bang for your buck.

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Happy New Year Wrap Door Mural

Time to put away the Christmas decorations! Welcome guests as soon as they pull up to your house with a Happy New Year door wrap. This bright red option, with a sweet gold bow, is made of reusable polyester and slips over door frames for easy installation. (No adhesive required.)

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Twinkle Star Window Curtain String Lights

Unlike traditional string lights, which can only be used horizontally and vertically, these curtain lights provide a cascade of floor-to-ceiling shine. Hang them on a wall and watch as they light the room with a gorgeous glow.

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Metal Straws

No, parties don’t have to rely on disposable supplies. Get a head start on your resolution to be more eco-conscious in 2022 and elevate your cocktails in the process. These W&P straws from Williams Sonoma come in gold and silver and five- and ten-inch lengths.

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Funny New Year’s Eve Photo Booth Props

The more photo booth props, the merrier! In addition to the glasses we mentioned earlier, you’ll also want these silly sayings for even sillier pictures. With notes like “Resolutions tomorrow, party tonight” and “Too perfect for resolutions,” they’ll make everyone giggle. You just might end up making your own New Year meme.

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New Year’s Eve Outdoor Lawn Decoration

Wish the neighbors well with a Happy New Year lawn sign. At 12 by 15 inches, you can hang this one on most garden flagpoles. (Note that the pole is not included.)

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Silver Balloons

One of the easiest ways to make your space more festive? Add a bunch of balloons! Simply blow these up and scatter them across the floor for a celebratory touch.

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New Year’s Eve Party Kit

Party hats? Check. A noisemaker for every guest? Check. Necklaces and tiaras? Check and check! This kit has it all for up to 25 guests: 13 hats, 12 tiaras, 12 leis, and 25 blowers. You might also want to accessorize with one of these glamorous New Year’s nail looks to up your personal-style game.

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Gold Tinsel Garland

Hang this garland around your windows, mantel, and staircase banister to add a little shine where guests least expect it. It’s a versatile New Year’s Eve decoration you’ll use year after year on the holiday (and probably for other celebrations too).

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Black and Gold Party Supplies

Take care of tableware and silverware in one fell swoop with this black and gold set. It includes 50 dinner plates, 50 dessert plates, 50 paper cups, 50 napkins, and 50 sets of forks, knives, and spoons. Best of all? You won’t have to do the dishes the next day!

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New Year, New Beginning Candle

Planning a low-key affair? A celebratory scented candle should do the decor trick. This one features notes of cinnamon, patchouli, bayberry, and cloves for a spicy scent that smells like winter. The brand recommends writing your New Year’s wishes on a piece of paper and placing them under the candle while it burns to help them come true.

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Twinkle Star String Lights

Decorate your patio, walkway, or even your living room with star-shaped string lights. We love that you can leave them up from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day (and maybe beyond).

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Black, Gold, and Silver Spray Centerpiece

Putting together a cute centerpiece doesn’t have to mean heading to the florist for a winter bouquet. This sparkly pom-pom piece is just as festive and can be assembled in seconds.

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New Year’s Champagne Bottle Piñata

Got some youngsters at the party? (Or adults who are more like oversized kids?) You’ll want this festive piñata on hand. Fill it with candy and confetti for a party game that doubles as a snack. To start 2022 with a laugh, check out these funny New Year quotes.

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New Year’s Eve Dessert Cupcake Toppers

Make your cupcakes double as decor with these adorable toppers. Simply stick one in each confection to make your dessert table the main attraction.

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Star Confetti

Ensure you’re ready for every holiday and celebration by investing in a bag of star confetti. The cute and shiny accessories can be scattered around tables or tossed inside balloons or piñatas. As far as New Year’s decorations go, this one offers a whole lot of bang for very little buck.

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Cheers To A New Year Wreathvia wayfair.com

Cheers to a New Year Wreath

Everyone who arrives at your door will smile when they see this mesh wreath with a Happy New Year’s message. It’s two feet in diameter, handcrafted, and can be used indoors or outdoors.

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Diamond Place Mats

If you plan to serve a meal at your New Year’s Eve party, then you’ll need festive place mats that match your vibe. We love this gold paper option, which you can toss after the party. The set comes with 25 pieces, so you’ll have plenty for New Year’s Day brunch too. Speaking of food, have you ever wondered why so many people eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day? We investigated!

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2022 Handmade Soap

Last but not least, some decor for your powder room. Your guests will chuckle when they see this 2022 soap and know that you paid attention to even the tiniest details to make your bash a blast. Now that you’re all set with New Year’s decorations, find out what your New Year’s resolution should be, according to your zodiac sign.

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Juliana LaBianca
Juliana is a lifestyle writer for RD.com covering home, holidays, fashion, and beauty. She is based in New York City and spends most of her time trying new yoga classes and rearranging her tiny apartment.