The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party Guide

Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party? Then you’ll want to make sure that you and your guests ring in the new year on a high note. We at Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. want to help. Below, you’ll find our ultimate guide to throwing a great New Year’s Eve party.

Choose a theme

A good New Year’s Eve party always has a theme. This will help you find good decorations, games to play, food to serve, and more. Of course, you’ll need to choose your theme based on who you’re inviting. A party of friends in their 20s will not want the same theme as a party of family members.

Not sure what to choose? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Roaring Twenties
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Decades Party
  • Masquerade
  • Old Hollywood
  • Movie-Based Party

Create a playlist

Every party needs a playlist. Again, the type of playlist you create will depend on your theme. However, many music streaming services like Spotify or YouTube Music offer curated playlists for New Year’s Eve. Simply turn it on and connect some Bluetooth speakers and your guests should be happy.

Plan games

No one goes to a party just to sit around all night. You’ll need to come up with some games to keep your guests occupied. If you have a mixture of kids and adults at your party, then you’ll want some games that are kid-friendly, and others just for the adults.

Here are some ideas:

  • New Year’s bingo
  • Karaoke
  • Name that tune
  • Year-in-review trivia
  • Champagne relay race
  • Charades

Find delectable food and drinks

You have the theme, decorations, playlist, and the games. Now you need the food and drinks. When it comes to drink, wine, champagne, and cocktails are your typical go-tos for a New Year’s Eve party. But what about the food?

Thankfully, Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. has plenty of options for you, ranging from tasty appetizers to filling desserts.




If you plan on making any of these recipes, you’ll need high-quality, delectable seafood ingredients. At Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., we offer Maine lobster, shrimp, and other seafood. Just look through our website to find what you need for your New Year’s Eve party today!