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Top 3 Themes for 2013 New Year’s Eve Party in London

Updated on December 30, 2013
Hula Dance
Hula Dance

New Year Party Themes

10, 9, 8, 7…. Yes, the countdown begins. New Year will soon be knocking at the door so pull your socks up and start planning. You must be looking for ideas to celebrate New Year in a different way this year. You can theme your event, as it often turns out to be more entertaining and memorable for all. Here are top three themes, which can truly electrify your party and make it a blowout bash:


Traditional way of Hawaiian people to celebrate victory has today become Luau theme for parties. The colours, flowers, and floral costumes fill the air with fun and festivity. A properly planned tropical party can turn New Year party venues London into a Hawaiian island. Incorporate these ideas to make your party extraordinary.

Hawaiian Party Decorations
Hawaiian Party Decorations


Tiki torches, tropical flowers, and coconuts are essential parts of Hawaiian decorations. Adorn the entry area with colourful paper lanterns giving soft lights. Purchase flower leis and greet your guests as they enter. Decorate the place with New Year banners, luau balloons, hula girls’ statues, seashells, tropical plants, fishing-net, and palm trees.


Pick invitation cards with a tropical print on them like palm trees, hula girls, or island. Write all the relevant party details and do not forget to encourage your guests to come dressed in Hawaiian costumes like grass skirts and floral shirts.

Hawaiian Party Food
Hawaiian Party Food

Food Ideas

Include Hawaiian snacks in the menu like pineapple, shish kebabs, and shrimps. Grilled fish and macaroni salad are also good options. If you want to go traditional, you can add barbecue pork (kalua pig) in the menu as it was a quintessential Hawaiian dish. Guava nectar and virgin Pina Colodas are great drinks that go well with the theme.


Play some Hawaiian music to set the mood. Incorporate some activities in the party like hula dancing or lei making race. You can hold a hula dance contest and give awards to the winners who have the best moves.

Fortune Telling Theme
Fortune Telling Theme


New Year parties are all about leaving the past behind and looking to the future. So why not go with this concept through a ‘focus on the future theme’. Here are some ideas that complement this theme.


Invitations printed in the form of tarot cards will give the guests an idea about the theme of the party. Pick cards with images of astrological signs or planets printed on them. The invitation should include all the relevant details like the venue, location, date and the theme. Ask your guests to come dressed as gypsies or fortunetellers.


Decorate the whole place with beaded curtains and light a lot of candles. Hang posters with astrological signs and silver and golden stars. A crystal globe light is essential to create the perfect ambience.

Tarot Card Reading
Tarot Card Reading


Hire a fortune teller that reads palms or tells the future with the crystal ball. This will be a great source of entertainment for the guests. Other entertainment options include horoscope reading or tarot cards. Do not forget to play mystic music to evoke the theme.

Food Ideas

Set a long table and decorate it with glitter, silver stars, and candle centrepieces. You can serve star and moon shaped cookies as desserts. Give a twist to the usual dishes by giving them astrological names. Use star shaped crystal crockery to serve the food as it will evoke the theme.

Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle


Underwater theme is perfect to feel the enchantment of the ocean. You have to transform the party hall into an aquarium to create the perfect underwater effect. Bring these bright ideas into play to pull off a smashing under the sea New Year party.


How about sending message in a bottle? Write your details on a paper, roll it up, and slide it inside the empty dry soda bottle. Another great way is to purchase seashells and write your party details on it. However, make sure to send them in padded envelopes so that it can safely reach the receiver.

Food Ideas

Seafood has to be an important part of the feast. With cookie cutters, cut fish shaped sandwiches, cheese and meat pieces. Book a baker who can design a fish cake for your party.

Underwater Theme Decorations
Underwater Theme Decorations


Imagine an aquarium and think of some unique decorations. Cover the ceiling and walls with a blue clear wrap to give the effect of being under the sea. Place a bubble machine at any corner of the venue. Use a lot of blue and sea green balloons to decorate the hall. Also, hang toy fish from the ceiling.


Encourage your guests to come dressed as mermaids, fishes and other marine creatures. This will add more fun to the party. A treasure hunt game or the best costume contest can be held too.

New Year parties are all about fun and enjoyment. Spice up your party with these unique theme ideas and make it memorable for all.


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