New Year's Eve is fast approaching (unless the world ends in a Mayan Apocalypse today). The following party themes should offer a little inspiration to kick-start the planning process before the clock strikes midnight!

For those with a little bit of time and a creative side, this rustic-chic Midnight Gold Rush party featured on the Sweetest Occasion is perfect for celebrating 2013. This party co-designed by Bird Dog Wedding and The Creative Parasol, can be easily replicated with easy yet classy DIY projects and simple decorations found in any party store! 

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The gold glitter-dipped branches and black spray-painted mason jars with pale pink peonies add a romantic touch to this glitzy New Year’s Eve gathering. Other DIY decorations include mason jars filled with gold glitter and vases filled with gold holiday ornaments. 

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The black and white table coverings contrast the golden embellishments. The fun, yet sophisticated use of confetti and tinsel really adds that extra sparkle to the party! This New Year’s Eve Party would be complete with some country chic tunes and golden bubbly as the countdown begins! What better way to celebrate a new year by reflecting on the past year…or transporting your guests back 50 years! This Glamorous Girly New Year’s Party inspired New Year’s Eve bash from 100 Layer Cake is sure to be a blast from the past!  With Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspiration, turquoise and silver decorations beautify this room and its guests. 

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I love the idea of having a themed New Year’s Eve party with a dress code accompanied by a musical entertainment. A vintage glam outfit and your dancing shoes are required for attendance because a jazz duo would be perfect to help guests dance and swing the night away! 

Photo Credit: 100 Layer Cake

Photo Credit: 100 Layer Cake

Celebrations at Home features the final New Year’s Eve party inspiration with this Black and White Plaid Celebration.  What I love about this party is that it can be suitable for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve or a winter celebration, dinner party!

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The black and white plaid taffeta covering makes the table the focal point of the room! The dinner table is decorated with silver trimmings to add a little spark to the room. The silver chargers and silver trimmed glassware are the perfect touches to the place settings.

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Photo Credit: Celebrations at Home

Mini champagne bottles draped in plaid add the perfect touch to the desert table and the silver and black masques act as a creative decoration or a fun favor for the guests! A silhouette artist would be a neat addition and a fun way to pass the time until the silver ball is ready to fall!

Do you have any of your own New Year’s Eve party themes? Share your creative ideas in the comments below. 

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