Must Have Party Essentials for Ringing in the New Year in Style

Must have party essentials for a New Years party

Whether you’re having an intimate celebration or hosting a fabulous party, these are the must have party essentials you’ll need to ring in the New Year in style.

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s only a matter of time before we are clinking our glasses and toasting to 2023 with those near and dear.

Whether you’re a cheeky cocktail girl or an Instagram girl obsessed with snapping the perfect pic, these fun and festive must have party essentials are sure to make the countdown to midnight that little bit more special.

1. Bar Fridge

What’s a party without drinks and cold drinks at that. Bar fridges are a must for any Aussie party. And if you’re in the market for a new luxe mini fridge, look no further than Cook & Bathe.

From their stylish exterior to their ozone friendly technologies, their designs just do it all. Not to mention the innovative electronic temperature control so that all your guest’s drinks can stay cooler for longer, especially in the middle of Australian summer.

For Cook & Bathe’s innovative mini fridge design, view here.

2. Portable Speaker and New Year’s Eve Playlist

Whilst hosting a party can be stressful, leave it up to the Spotify Gods to create a carefully curated NYE playlist perfect for your celebration. Let’s be honest, a party is not a true celebration without your favourite festive tunes blasting on repeat. And with a trusty portable speaker you can manifest those exact moments as you countdown to midnight.

For the ultimate NYE tunes, try this party playlist from Spotify.
Try this popular, highly rated Bluetooth speaker from Bose.

3. Bar setting

NYE in the summertime means only one thing: cocktails and nibblies in the afternoon sunshine. The right bar set up can make or break a party, allowing guests to share a laugh over a glass of champagne whilst basking in the golden hour glow. Free standing bar sets are available at a range of prices to accommodate all budgets and of course ensure easy access to the drinks.

Check out this stylish outdoor set from Ikea.

4. Grazing Platter

Do yourself a favour and take the stress out of planning a party by ordering a deluxe grazing platter for you and your guests to indulge in from The Sydney Platter Society. With the ultimate selection of cured meats and gourmet cheeses, combined with decadent chocolates, nuts and an array of seasonal fruits to top it all off, this will wow your guests. The most beautiful centrepiece for any NYE party that is almost too pretty to eat.

The platters from The Sydney Platter Society are affordable and great additions to any party.

5. Drinks

Whether your guests like to sip on Champagne or prefer a fruity festive cocktail, drinks are an essential for any smashing new years eve party. Whilst bubbles are always a safe option, why not opt for Gordon’s delicious take on the Passionfruit Martini with their irresistible premix Passionfruit Gin and Soda bottles.A lot less hassle than mixing drinks yourself, and the perfect blend.

For the mocktail and cocktail lovers, check out this selection of stylish crowd-pleasing creations, sure to light up your festivities.

6. Balloons

As applies to all parties: ‘photos or it didn’t happen’ and with a decorative display of 2023 balloons, guests will be snapping fun pics all night long. Not only are balloons inexpensive but they make for the perfect last minute décor idea that look fabulous and require no clean up once the fun has ended.

These Kmart balloons are an extremely affordable and sleek décor option.

7. Quirky Theme

If there’s one thing that is sure to have your guests raving, it’s a themed party, and nothing says New Year’s Eve quite like glitter. Invite your guests to come adorned in their favourite bedazzled outfits, accompanied by sequinned hats, jewellery, bow ties; you name it. The celebrations are sure to contribute to some fabulous pictures to boast a stellar night to remember.

For glitter party décor and outfit inspo, click here.

Alex brett
Alex Brett


Alex love all things beauty and enjoys writing about travel and discussing the latest beauty trends and faves. When she isn't writing about her fave topics, she loves taking road trips, exploring wineries and other fabulous places Australia has to offer.

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