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21 Non-Boring New Year’s Eve Party Supplies

While New Year’s party décor can be rife with tacky 2017 glasses and sparkly party hats, there are some options for outfitting your guests and home with some more elevated fare. Below, 21 things on Amazon we found to help you welcome 2017 in style.


Anchor Hocking Presence Ten-Piece Punch Bowl With Ladle and Glasses
$45 at Amazon

An all-in-one punch bowl that comes with a ladle and eight glasses for your boozy holiday punch.

Yunko Silicone Star Mold
$8 at Amazon

You’ll need ice to keep that punch chilled — why not some festive star-shaped cubes?

Kikkerland Gold Paper Straws
$10 at Amazon

Everything tastes better when you’re drinking it out of a sparkly gold straw.

AgStandard Winter Black-Truffle Almonds
$22 at Amazon

We’ve served these at parties before, and they’re always a hit (here are some other surefire snack ideas). The truffle-flavored almonds hit the party-food trifecta: sweet, salty, umami.

French Bull Multicolor Bowls
$17 at Amazon

Don’t make the classic hosting mistake of one big snack tray — scatter several smaller bowls (like these colorful melamine puppies) around the party instead.

Tossware Shatterproof Champagne Glasses
$12 at Amazon

You don’t have to break out the good flutes for the midnight toast — these unbreakable (and recyclable) ones do the job in a slim silhouette, too.


Gold Metallic Streamers
$9 at Amazon

The lazy (and frugal) person’s shortcut to decorating: long ribbons of streamers twisted all around the room.

Koyal Sequin Table Runner
$10 at Amazon

A sequined table runner set on a dining or coffee table instantly transforms it — it’s like a party dress for your furniture. (Vogue editor Tonne Goodman’s favorite napkins would be a nice touch as well.)

My Mind’s Eye Basics Party Fans
$13 at Amazon

Black plus gold is always a winning combination, and these unfoldable fans add that touch in the most dramatic way.

Unscented Tealights
$12 at Amazon

When in doubt, add candles, which put a sophisticated, flickering spin on the flattering glow that twinkle lights can only emulate.

Lightahead Disco Ball
$20 at Amazon

Because what’s a party without a (miniature) disco ball?

1byone Bubble Machine
$40 at Amazon

If your friends can’t find sitters and bring kids to the party, this’ll keep them occupied. Your friends will love it, too.

Photo Booth

Metallic Fringe
$10 at Amazon

Here’s what you do with a gold curtain: Set it up at the front alcove so everyone who enters the party truly makes an entrance. Or tape it against a wall for a makeshift photo-booth backdrop.

Photo-Booth Props Kit
$15 at Amazon

Set up a table and let ’em at it.

DJ Party Blowers
$12 at Amazon

It’s the one time of year when blowing on a noise maker is acceptable. Indulge.

Confetti Poppers
$10 at Amazon

Ditto the confetti poppers.


$32 at Amazon

Our friends at Vulture don’t recommend Catan for first-timers, but if you have a few antisocial types who are familiar with the game, it’s handy to have around.

$25 at Amazon

Better for newbies is a card-combo-matching game like Splendor, which even the young ones can immediately take to.

$17 at Amazon

If you don’t feel like learning a new game, everyone loves a classic — just try not to get into any fights over it.

$22 at Amazon

Still a fun idea for kids, couples, or would-be couples.

A Just-In-Case Outfit

Calvin Klein Women’s Sheath Dress
From $71 at Amazon

Need a last-minute party dress? A classic LBD with just a hint of sparkle (or check out some of the Cut’s ideas here).

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21 Non-Boring New Year’s Eve Party Supplies