Creative New Year’s Eve Drinks and Party Décor

 Blackberry Thyme Sparkler via The Effortless Chic

New Year’s Eve is the night for parties as friends and family gather to celebrate the year that was and ring in the upcoming year. Traditionally, champagne or a similar bubbly booze is the toast of choice as the clock strikes midnight. Today, we’ve gathered a few fun bubbly based drinks you might serve on the last night of 2016, along with some New Year’s Eve party decorations.

Festive Holiday Drinks

It’s New Year’s Eve, so break out the champagne! These festive holiday drinks, many of which are made with champagne (or sparkling wine, or prosecco, or cava, or your favorite bubbly if you don’t want to use real champagne), will have your guests saying “Cheers!”

Looking for a creative champagne cocktail? Try this blackberry thyme sparkler recipe that sounds amazing!

 Blackberry Thyme Sparkler via The Effortless Chic

via Effortless Chic


Pomegranate, orange, and mint are the stars of this Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch. Ice cubes made ahead with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves kick it up a notch.

Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch

via FoodieCrush

With just three ingredients—champagne, Chambord, and raspberries—these Black Raspberry Champagne Bellinis couldn’t be easier.

Black Raspberry Champagne Bellini

via Life, Love and Sugar

This classic champagne cocktail features a bitters-soaked slice of candied ginger for a tasty twist.

Champagne Fizz

via Martha Stewart

This light and fruity Champagne Punch floats peaches, raspberries, blueberries, and lemon juice in champagne.

Champagne Punch

via Martha Stewart

In this Elderflower Champagne Cocktail, champagne combines with thinly sliced cucumber and mint and is topped off with elderflower-flavored St-Germain liqueur.

Elderflower Champagne Cocktail

via Sous Style

If you’re spending New Year’s Eve in the Caribbean, or just wishing you were, this Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail features all the flavors of the islands.

Pineapple Coconut Champagne Cocktail

via Pineapple and Coconut

I didn’t know there was such a thing as Champagne Jell-O Shots until now. I’m happy they exist!

Champagne Jell-O Shots

via Feast + West

Champagne Margaritas combine the lime-flavored kick of margaritas with the bubbles of champagne. Be sure to sugar the rims of your glasses!

Champagne Margaritas

via The Kitchen Is My Playground

Packed with all the standard mojito ingredients—mint, lime, and rum—these Champagne Mojitos get a boost of bubbles with champagne.

Champagne Mojitos

via FoodieCrush

If your drink of choice is a Moscow Mule, you might like this Champagne Moscow Mule variation on New Year’s Eve.

Champagne Moscow Mule

via Home Made Interest

This Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler is light and fruity, with lemony limoncello, raspberries, and mint in bubbly prosecco.

Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler

via The Comfort of Cooking

In this pretty Pear and Bubbles, bosc pears are coated in brown sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom; caramelized; puréed with lemon juice; and combined with champagne. A pear star adorns the top of the glass as garnish.

Pear and Bubbles

via Spoon Fork Bacon

Now here’s a drink color you don’t see every day! In this Turquoise Sip, blue curaçao tints the champagne and pineapple juice mix.

Turquoise Sip

via Suzie Sweet Tooth

This is a mocktail for the little ones at your party—and they can make it themselves. Just add cotton candy (yes, cotton candy!) to raspberry-flavored ginger ale.

Kid-Friendly Cotton Candy Sparkling Punch

via Eating on a Dime

Easy New Year’s Eve Décor

Confetti, streamers, noisemakers—you almost have to ring in the new year with some sparkle and noise! Here are a few ideas for dressing up your New Year’s Eve gathering.

These fun confetti test tube party favors, with printable “Happy New Year” tags, will be a hit when the clock counts down to 2017.

Confetti Party Favors

via A Pumpkin and a Princess

This cute glittery confetti garland is quick and easy to make and will add a festive touch to your party.

Confetti Garland

via Classy Clutter

Made with cardstock and leftover wrapping paper, these shimmering streamers are just the thing to dress up your holiday table.

Shimmering New Year's Streamers

via Martha Stewart

Bring 2017 in with a bang with balloons filled with confetti. These are available from Etsy, but you could easily DIY your own.

Confetti Balloons

via LolasConfettiShop

Make some noise! These jingle bell noisemakers are perfect for ringing in the new year.

New Year’s Eve Noisemakers

via Katelyn Chantel

I love this idea of “midnight kisses”! What a cute party favor to hand out to your guests.

Midnight Kisses

via Create.Craft.Love.

Here’s hoping you have a happy New Year’s Eve and 2017 brings you lots of joy!

Thanks for stopping by!

About Christy Wagner

Hi! I’m Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I’m so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!

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One Response to Creative New Year’s Eve Drinks and Party Décor

  1. What a great round-up! Thank you so much for including my Champagne Jell-O Shots! I made another batch yesterday and they are so good. I wish you a happy, happy new year!

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