The New Year is almost upon us - and for some, counting down the seconds until it’s 2022 with friends and family around them is a glimmer of excitement they need.
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For those hosting a New Year’s Eve bash, whether it is at home, in a hall, a fancy venue, or those who just want to get their home a little more sparkly for the countdown, there are plenty of props in store.
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While some may be looking to go all out with banners, balloons, and may even follow a theme, with a specific dress code too, others may be happier with simple and classic decorations - after all, the trying up the day after is never fun.
We have found all the New Year's Eve party essentials to suit every event, from the tame dos to the big bashes this year. And there's still time to order if you don't hang about!
Talking Tables Ceiling Balloons, Pack of 30, £10, John Lewis & Partners
Go all out with balloons covering the entire ceiling this New Year. After all, that’s what they do in the movies.
New Years Eve Decoration 2022, £17.98, Amazon
Looking for affordable decorations to kit out the house? Amazon has just the thing, with this black and gold-themed bundle.
NYE photo props
New Years Eve photo props for 2022, £8.99, Amazon
Level up your New Year's Eve photos with these fun props with speedy delivery from Amazon.
Balloon Arch Garland Kit, £11.29, Amazon
Balloon walls, arches, and frames are all the craze, so you will want to have one of your own this New Year. Plus, they make for a great photo op.
NYE gold curtain
Star Curtain Backdrop, £6, Pretty Little Thing
Add a little sparkle to your home with this glitzy, but not too OTT, backdrop. Place in door frames so your guests can make an entrance - and to help direct your guests to where the party will be.
Disco Lights SOLMORE 51 LEDs Party Stage Lights, £29.99, Amazon
No party is complete without disco lights, right?
Sparkly wine glasses
Plastic Glitter Wine Glasses, pack of 50, £20.99, Amazon
Glasses often get broken at a party, which is why alternatives to more fragile designs are always a good idea. These in particular add a bit of sparkle to your drinks cart and can be used time and time again.
New Year Games, £6.64, Etsy
What’s a party without games? This bundle has them all; from trivia to word searches.
NYE Fortunes Jar
New Years Fortunes Jar, £4.74, Etsy
The NYE party prop you never knew you needed - but will make all the difference.
NYE Party Invite
NYE Party Invite, £5.68, Etsy
Going all out? Then go old school with actual invitations, instead of just a Whatsapp message.
NYE Party Box
New Years Eve Party Box, was £60 now £48, Qube Luxe
Looking for something that is minimal effort, but maximum effect? This kit is for you, as it comes complete with drinking cups, banners, balloons, and other decorations to make your countdown the greatest.
Harper Drinks Trolley, £149, Dunelm
No party is complete without an area dedicated to your drinks. Just make sure the bubbles are on ice ready for the countdown.
Alcohol for the adults
Ciroc Limited Edition Pomegranate Vodka, was £32.99 now £30.99, The Bottle Club
Speaking of drinks trolleys brings us nicely onto alcohol. Wow, guests with your own cocktail, or a remake of the favourite orders with this limited edition Ciroc vodka to wow the crowds.
Final Touch LED Bar Caddy 4 Bottle Spirit Dispenser, £44.99, John Lewis
If a drinks trolley wasn’t quite enough, maybe your own optics to transform a room in your home into a real bar will be for you.
Gold cocktail shaker
Gold Metal Bar Tools Set, £39.50, Oliver Bonas
Turn into your very own mixologist this New Year.
Ball pit for the kids
Soft Ball Pit Pool, £67.99, Amazon
Kids don't have to miss out on the fun this New Year’s Eve party thanks to this soft ball pit, which even Millie Mackintosh’s little ones have been a fan of.
PHILIPS NeoPix Easy NPX440 Mini Projector, £89.99, Currys
Watch the countdown on the big screen, just to make you feel like you really are watching the fireworks in every corner of the world.
Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Kit with optional 20 shots, was £69.99 now £59.99, Very
Cherish the memories you make this New Year, and remember how you rang in 2022 by taking all the photos so you can laugh and reminisce months, even years, down the line.
Hamper of goodies
All I Want for Christmas Hamper, £150, Marks & Spencer
Whether you are hosting or would like to give a gift to the person who has invited you all to celebrate the New Year with them, this hamper filled with all of M&S’ tastiest treats will go down a storm. The bundle includes Snow Globe Gin, Prosecco, as well as mini finger food items to tuck into throughout the party.
Simple Flash Countdown Clock, £4.74, Etsy
How else will you scream out the countdown and the all-important “Happy New Year”?
Mini smart speaker
Apple HomePod mini Smart Speaker, £89, John Lewis
Get the party started with these compact speakers so you can play your favourite tracks all night long.
LUCKY VOICE Karaoke kit, £60, Selfridges
Getting everyone up and singing is always a great laugh and the best form of entertainment for any event! Turn your lounge into your very own Lucky Voice booth, channel your inner Adele and belt out the ballads - no matter what age you are.
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