How to Throw a Gothic New Year's Eve Party
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New Year's Eve is a bit of a conundrum - everyone wants to celebrate it, but New Year's Eve parties are usually pretty terrible. Cheap gifts, hideous gifts, crazy cover charges, and mediocre champagne combined with people feeling lonely or sad about their terrible year aren't exactly selling points for a party!
Most people don't really enjoy traditional New Year's Eve parties, so what if you decide to throw an awesome goth party instead? No falling balls, no noise, no cheap champagne, just an amazing evening with friends who have embraced their goth side - whether it's casual goth or formal and glitzy, it's a theme that's sure to impress .
You don't need to be with the crowd to have an exceptional New Year's Eve. There are a ton of different ways to bring in the new year, and the best way to do it is to go goth!
When planning a gothic New Year's party this year, keep these things in mind:
1- Choose a theme
If you want to avoid paying $ 100 or more to hang out at a club on New Year's Eve, you can always throw a party yourself, but it's not as easy as it seems. Providing food, drinks, and entertainment for friends takes some serious effort, especially if you don't take the easy, well-established route of noisemakers and Dick Clark's New Year's Eve.
If you're hosting a party at home instead of going out for the evening, a theme is a great way to give your party some structure. There are dozens of potential themes that would be perfect for a goth party and are infinitely more fun than watching the ball drop!
You could have a Tim Burton theme, whether that means something as complex as encouraging people to come dressed as their favorite movie characters or as simple as having a movie marathon. You could have a games night, complete with a Ouija board and gothic literature quizzes.
You could even bring back some of your favorite Halloween activities, like setting up a haunted house or telling ghost stories while drinking delicious alcoholic drinks.
Whether you decide to look to The Nightmare Before Christmas for your party decor or encourage everyone to dress up in their cutest kawaii goth clothes, a theme can make your party one to remember.
2- Serving unhealthy food and drinks
Speaking of drinks, there are some fantastic drink recipes designed specifically for goth get-togethers. If you want to serve the perfect goth cocktail, you can't go wrong with this tasty recipe for a Black Licorice Delight, with black ice cubes and a dark sweet rim, from Camille Styles.
For those who want something fruity and delicious, there's always Kathleen's Black Devil Martini at Hapa Nom Nom, which gives a tasty blackberry twist to a traditional martini. If you want a non-alcoholic drink option, you'll love this Gothic Lemonade from Sarah Jahier of The Spooky Vegan.
You'll need some fantastic food options to go with your goth drinks, of course, so you'll definitely want to try making a goth pizza - a little activated charcoal mixed into the pizza dough will make a pizza worthy of Poe or Shelley. Follow the pizza with dark chocolate ice cream or these red and black rose cupcakes from Domestic Gothess for the perfect goth meal.
Remember, if you have blackberries, dark chocolate, or activated charcoal, you can turn almost any food or drink into the centerpiece of a goth party.
3- Don’t stress
New Year's Eve is often as exciting as a night where you do crazy things - ride in a limo, jump from party to party, and find a stranger to kiss at midnight, but it's not because these things make a good plot point in a movie or TV show that they will be funny in real life. The trope of the ruined New Year's party exists for a reason, after all! Remember:
"A night spent playing Cards Against Humanity or watching Edward Scissors with your friends will always be fun, whether or not it's a 'traditional' New Year's party."
Choosing to have a small party is a great way to avoid the giant, silly noisemakers and glasses that line the shelves at your local party supply store or, even worse, spending hundreds of dollars to cover costs and expenses. overpriced drinks.
Just because your party is on New Year's Eve doesn't mean you have to follow tradition! Your party can be whatever you want, including a massive celebration of all things goth. Just put on your corset, serve drinks and have fun with your friends. After all, can you think of a better way to celebrate the New Year?
How did you celebrate the New Year this year?