8 New Year’s Eve Party Decoration Ideas: What to Rent for NYE

December 4, 2023
By: Marquee Event Rentals

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your annual New Year’s Eve party. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the past year and ring in the new one with loved ones.

If you’re thinking about throwing a memorable and fun NYE event this year, decorating your venue is key. Start by renting the essentials—like decorations, furniture, and equipment—that will transform your event venue into an unforgettable, glamorous, and sophisticated space for your New Year’s Eve party.


Photo: Alea Lovely

8 New Year’s Eve Party Decoration Ideas

Whether you want to keep things simple and elegant or throw a bold celebration your guests will never forget, hosting a successful New Year’s Eve party is all about the details. Add a festive touch with any of these classy NYE decorations.

1. Drapery

Drapery is a classy way to transform your event venue to match your NYE party theme and colors. Drape unique or custom fabric on the walls to build a backdrop for photos, create an elegant faux ceiling with flowy fabric, or section off large and open spaces to make the venue more intimate.

Photo: Alea Lovely

2. Lighting

Even though a New Year’s Eve party goes past midnight, your guests shouldn’t be celebrating in the dark. Twinkling lights, string lights, Edison lights, disco balls, chandeliers—lighting sets the mood for indoor or outdoor parties.

Photo: Alea Lovely

3. Glassware, Flatware, & Chargers

Are you hosting a sit-down dinner, offering guests a buffet-style spread, or sharing small plates? Choosing the right glassware, flatware, and chargers will elevate the sophistication factor of any NYE party. And when it comes time to raise a glass at midnight, make sure your guests have chic glassware to drink to the new year.

Photo: Gloria Goode

4. Linens

Nothing says “classy” like high-quality linens—they turn any venue into a gorgeous, elegant party space. From tablecloths, runners, and skirts on tables to ties, sashes, and pillows for the furniture, choose custom and unique linens that match your New Year’s Eve theme and draw the attention of your guests.

Photo: Alea Lovely

5. Dance Floor

What’s an NYE party without dancing? It’s the best way to celebrate the year with loved ones. Whether your New Year’s Eve party is inside or outdoors, rent a dance floor so your guests can boogie the night away. Want it cheetah print? We can do custom wrapped dance floors too!

Photo: Alea Lovely

6. Bar

Champagne is a New Year’s Eve tradition, so a portable bar or beverage station is essential for creating a festive atmosphere. Stock it with your favorite beverages and mix-ins—and don’t forget to decorate it in streamers and confetti.

Photo: Alea Lovely

7. Stage

Make sure everyone can see the band or DJ that is playing in the new year for your guests by renting a stage – our stages are modular to fit any space!

Photo: Alea Lovely

8. Tents

Just because NYE is mid-winter doesn’t mean you can’t hold a party outside. Host an outdoor New Year’s Eve event with a beautiful tent. Party tents come in a variety of styles and are stocked with heaters to ensure your guests are comfortable as they celebrate.

Photo: Alea Lovely

Renting vs. Buying: How to Get the Best NYE Decorations

New Year’s Eve only comes around once a year. Instead of buying decorations, consider renting the essentials from Marquee Event Rentals. You can choose from unique décor or create your own custom pieces that will start the new year off on the right foot.

By renting instead of buying your NYE decorations, furniture, and equipment, you can save money and take the stress off your shoulders. Spend your time and party budget on what matters most: Throwing an unforgettable event to ring in the new year.

Rent New Year’s Eve Decorations at Marquee Event Rentals

At Marquee Event Rentals, we have the finest selection of event rental equipment in the Midwest, including furniture, tents, and lighting. Our resources, experience, and inventory allow us to help our clients throw the event of their dreams, no matter the size, venue, or theme.

Every day and every event, we’re here to make your vision a reality.

Are you ready to bring your New Year’s Eve party plans to life? Contact us today to get started with a complimentary consultation.