New Year’s Eve 2020 – 2021 may look a little different this year! We might not be able to go anywhere this year but it doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate and add some sparkle to the evening at home with a Virtual New Years Eve party. So throw on a glamorous New Years Eve dress or outfit, pop some champagne, make a beautiful charcuterie board, decorate and video call your favorites. I think we all want to celebrate the end of 2020!
Here’s everything you need for New Years Eve virtual party at home. I’ll be celebrating the English New year virtually at 4pm PST with my family who I haven’t been able to see all year back in England.
When is New Years Eve?
This might seem obvious but this was one of googles most searched for questions about New Year’s Eve. It’s on December 31st every year but in 2020 it falls on a Thursday.
New Years Eve virtual party essentials
- New years eve decorations (send them to everyone you’re inviting)
- Cheese board and charcuterie
- Party dress and a smart outfit for him
- Comfy warm socks
- Fun games and movies
- A good mood
How to throw a virtual New Years Eve Party
8 steps for a dazzling New Years Eve 2020
- Send out Zoom invites for December 31st at the time you want everyone to get together online.
- Order New Years Eve decorations and decorate your home to get into the spirit.
- Stock up on champagne to toast in the New Year
- Make sure you have plenty of charcuterie and a cheese board to nibble on while you chat.
- Put on your best new years eve dress dress and outfits to get into party mood
- Create a playlist of your favorite party music, think 80’s cheese!
- Plan some virtual games and/or quizzes to make it more fun
- Get a movie lined up to watch pre or post call or to watch the next day.
New Years Eve Decorations
What’s a party without the right decorations? These decorations are from Amazon Prime to make sure you get them in time for your party.
New Years Eve Dress
If you’ve missed dressing up this year and putting on a party dress, here’s an excuse to get glammed up and into a fabulous dress to put you into the party spirit. It’s hard to feel sparkly, glamorous and excited in loungewear so get glammed up for your virtual New Years Eve party.
New Years Eve Outfit for Him
If your girls dressing up, be sure to follow suit and put on something smart and stylish. Even if your used to doing a Zoom party in your PJ’s and sweatsuits nows the time to get into the spirit.
Virtual Party Food & Drink
Stock up on your favorite drinks and nibbles to keep the party going
New Years Eve Movie
If you’re not doing a virtual New Years Eve party or want something festive to watch post party. These are the top 10 New Years Eve movies for your night in or hangover:
- The Holiday
- About Time
- Bridget Jones Diary
- When Harry Met Sally
- About a Boy
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Sex in the City
- New Year’s Eve
- Forrest Gump
Where to watch New Years Eve fireworks and countdown to see in 2021
A lot of places aren’t doing fireworks for New Years Eve 2020 – 2021 but these places are. Here’s who’s setting off fireworks and where to watch them as part of your Virtual New Year’s Eve. You could even watch one every hour from a different city around the world!
Earthcam – Watch New Years Fireworks livestreams from webcams worldwide usher in the New Year!
New York Time Square Ball Drop, starting at 6 pm EST. How do you access VNYE? Download the free Times Square New Years Eve app on your phone or device as early as December 19 to access the virtual world.
London’s fireworks have been cancelled this year.
Happy New Year!
Celebrating New Years Eve can still be fabulous!
New Year’s Eve Plans 2021-2022
Hopefully next year we won’t be doing virtual new years eve parties but will be back to the real world. If you’re a forward planner like we are and are planning a trip to Chile next year, I highly recommend spending it in the Lake District in Patagonia. It’s one of the most scenic places we’ve spent it and is great for couples and families of all ages.
Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2021, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats.Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.