Stock up on these budget-friendly buys for a festive (and financially responsible) New Year’s Eve.

By Andrea Jordan
Updated December 17, 2018
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If you’re planning a New Year’s Eve bash but you’ve waited until the last minute to pull it together, there’s no need to fret. With the right accessories, on-theme balloons, and a few social media-friendly moments, you’ve got yourself a memorable bash that will ring in the new year right.

To put together a New Year’s Eve party that every guest will remember, start with glitter—lots of glitter. Black and gold make up the standard New Year’s Eve color scheme, so plan to use these colors generously. Any party decorations or home décor that you already have in these colors can help boost the festive vibe when paired with these occasion-specific New Year’s Eve decorations. They can also help give the party a luxe feel, even if many of the decorations are decidedly budget.

Once the decorations are decided upon, pick up snacks (or ingredients to make some tasty homemade New Year’s Eve appetizers) and serve them on dishware, disposable or otherwise, that matches the evening’s color scheme. Some on-theme dinnerware will tie the celebration together, and a standard cheese plate will feel like a New Year’s Eve cheese plate when it’s served on a sleek black board with gold labels. For an extra sophisticated boost, pick up decorations that double as souvenirs. Guests will have keepsakes to help remember the evening, and there will be less clean up (and waste) at the end of the party for the host.

To make the New Year’s Eve party a blast, even if planning is a little belated, order these last-minute Amazon buys. They’ll arrive just in time for the party, and guests will never guess you pulled the whole celebration together in just a few hours.

Plastic Toasting Flutes with Gold Glitter

You can’t have a party without fancy drinkware. These flutes are festive, filled with glitter, and plastic, so there’s no need to wash or worry about breaking.

To buy: $14 for 30;

New Year’s Eve Champagne Bottle Party Balloon Kit

If your guests are fans of bubby, this oversized champagne bottle balloon is the perfect addition.

To buy: $12;

New Year Printed Crackers

This traditional favor never gets old. Pull on each side and boom—out pops your surprise!

To buy: $24;

LE Copper Wire String Light

String lights make any space feel cozy and festive. Hang them on walls, tables or even chairs.

To buy: $13;

Zanflare Sound Activated Party Light with Remote Control

Pump up your dance party with colorful LED lights.

To buy: $11;

Pop, Fizz, Clink! Party Cupcake Wrappers

Turn basic desserts into decorated treats with these festive wrappers. 

To buy: $9;

Party Candy Boxes Party Favors

Don’t let your guests leave empty-handed. Fill these boxes with cookies, candies and sweet galore.

To buy: $13;

Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains

Create your very own photo booth or corner with these easy-to-hang tinsel curtains.

To buy: $8;

New Year’s Eve Photo Booth Props

A party isn’t a party if it isn’t Instagram-worthy. Allow guests to play with these props and they’ll be sure to keep posting pictures well after the ball drops.

To buy: $8;

Happy New Year Headband Tiaras

Party hats can blow your style, but this shimmery tiaras act more as a royal accessory.

To buy: $8;