Since New Year's occurs every single year you can safely try out many new ideas for your New Year's Parties and each year tweak them until they work. This New Year's use bright shiny new pennies to accent your party. It's long been a tradition to welcome in the year and hopefully some money by placing new pennies on your windowsill. You can make a great party by expanding on this folk tradition. Decorate tables with a myriad of toy money spread across the surface or attach to string and hang from the ceiling. You can go to the bank and ask for fifty cent rolls of new coins to hand out as party favors, so your guests can properly welcome in the New Year.
Make your next party into a silver screen affair. Invite guests to come dressed up as movies stars from the Silver Screen era of movies. You can set up a fun party game by having people act out random movie scenes pulled from a hat for the others to guess what movie it's from. Hire a photographer to take photos in black and white or someone have do little interviews of the guests for a society column that you can mail out after the party. You could even hire impersonators of famous stars to come to your party and mingle.
Since New Year's mascots are the New Year's baby and Last year's old man, you may find it fun to theme a party around them. Have a New Year's baby naming contest and the best suggestion wins a small prize. Symbolically usher in the New Year by taking down a banner with last year's number on it and putting up the new one. Fun little party favors can be jars of pureed food, which could be dinner for the New Year or the Last Year since neither has any teeth.
Hopefully these New Year's Party ideas will help you get going on your next New Year's Party and give you the perfect party this year. If not there's always next year!