New Years Eve Party Ideas for Teenagers (That Are Actually Fun!)

New Years Eve Party Ideas for Teenagers

Need an entertaining night for New Years Eve? Check out these New Years Eve Party Ideas for Teenagers that are actually fun!

As a teen, New Years can be tough to have fun. You’re in-between the phase of having family-only parties and going out to the club and drinking.

When you can’t do either anymore, there are only so many options to have fun before the New Years resolutions start kicking in.

Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best ideas for you to actually have fun this New Years Eve!

Let’s dive in!

Themed Party

themed New Years Eve party ideas for teenagers

A themed party is always a fun and creative go-to for a New Years Eve Party, especially for teenagers. 

Whether you want to go all out for new years eve, or you want a more casual party, here are a few fun themed New Years Eve party ideas:

  • Favorite era
  • 80s disco
  • Prom
  • Guy Fieri
  • Dress like your favorite Hollywood actor
  • Roaring 20’s
  • Game Night
  • Black & White
  • White out
  • Glow in the dark

Movie Marathon

A movie marathon is a super fun and casual way to ring in the new year with your friends, without having to go all out.

Invite your friends over and put on your favorite movies for a fun NYE party at home.

Some of our favorite movie marathons include:

  • James Bond (with Daniel Craig, of course)
  • Harry Potter Series
  • Jurassic Park Series
  • Pitch Perfect
  • The Dark Knight Trilogy
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • To All the Boys Trilogy
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • How To Train Your Dragon Trilogy

Video Game Night

video game night on New Years Eve

If you and your friends are avid gamers, try throwing a video game New Years Eve party!

Not only are you celebrating the new year doing something you love, but it’s an easy NYE party idea that you don’t have to put too much effort into.

Board Game Night

Who doesn’t love a good game night?

A board game night is one of the best New Years Eve party ideas for teenagers, especially when you’re bringing out one of these games:

  • Monopoly
  • Settlers of Catan
  • What’s In the Bag
  • Codenames
  • Apples to Apples

So grab your favorite board games and get playing into 2024!

Beach Party

beach party

If you live in a warm state, a beach party is always a fun way to ring in the New Year and celebrate 2024. 

Have a party at your local beach with snacks, music, and friends makes for a fun NYE party you won’t forget!

Get an Airbnb

If you’re looking for a New Years Eve Party Idea for Teenagers that will be epic, then look at getting an Airbnb!

An Airbnb is a great way to spend the New Year in a new city with all of your closest friends!

So get a cabin in the mountains, or a loft in NYC, and enjoy a NYE party you’ll be talking about for all of 2024. 

New Years Eve Photoshoot

New Years Eve photoshoot teens

New year, new headshot!

Spend your New Year’s Eve having a super fun photoshoot with your friends. 

Get all dressed up and take turns taking super cute Instagram-worthy pictures of each other, and don’t forget to go all out in your makeup and hair!

Group Sleepover

We love a good sleep over, especially on a night like New Years Eve!

A group sleepover is a great way to bond with friends and is a great party idea at home. 

So grab some matching pjs, your favorite snacks, and throw on your favorite movies for the perfect group sleepover NYE party. 

Hotel Party

There is no such thing as a bad hotel party on NYE, it’s just a given that they’re always amazing.

From the people, to the music, to the food, a hotel party is a super fun New Years Eve party idea for teenagers looking for a good time!

New Years Eve BBQ

New Years Eve bbq party

Load up the barbecue, because it’s getting hot this New Years Eve!

A great party idea for friends is one that always involves fresh food, like hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks. 

So stock up on your favorite meats and get grilling for a NYE barbecue that you and your friends will love.

Bake Cookies

Ring in the new year in the sweetest way possible by baking some fresh cookies with friends.

Baking cookies is a great party idea at home that is low effort, casual, and delicious!

We highly recommend trying different cookies like:

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Vegan Chocolate Chip
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Toffee Nut

Highlighter Party

highlighter party ideas for teens

A highlighter party is one of our favorite New Years Eve party ideas for teenagers!

It’s fun, unique, and a super cool way to ring in the new year with friends. 

So grab a white t-shirt, some blacklights, and glow in the dark paint, and have yourself a fun and unforgettable NYE party with friends.

Pool/Hot Tub Party

Relax, it’s 2024, and what better way to celebrate than with a chill new years in a hot tub?

Spending your New Years Eve in a hot tub is such a relaxing and fun way to celebrate with friends, without having to go all out.

All you need is your favorite bathing suit, some snacks, and some great music and you’ve got yourself a chill party idea at home.

Star Gazing Night

star gazing with friends on new years

What’s that? A shooting star?

A fun New Years Eve party idea for teenagers is spending it outside watching the night sky and looking for shooting stars.

Turn it into a whole picnic by bringing some finger foods and a speaker for some chill music while you enjoy the view.

Spend your New Years stargazing with your friends or your boyfriend/girlfriend!

New Years Eve Bonfire

Who doesn’t love a good bonfire?

Whether you’re in the woods, at the beach, or in a backyard, spending your new years by a bonfire is a super fun party idea with friends. 

Don’t forget to bring the smores!

Escape Room in a Box

escape room in a box

If you’re looking for a New Years party idea, then look no further.

Escape rooms are all the rage right now, so why not spend your New Years trying to escape from a story you create?

You can also order a fun escape room in a box on Amazon and try to solve it with friends and family at home!

Next Morning Group Hike

teens hiking

However you spent your New Years Eve celebrating as teens, gather all of your friends and go for a group hike the next morning.

There is nothing like starting your new year off on the right foot, and what better way to do that than in nature on a hike?

This is such a great way to get your endorphins going on the first day of the year and to enjoy all the good things that will come your way in 2024!


Hopefully these 17 New Years Eve party ideas for teenagers gave you a bit of inspiration for how to celebrate!

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!

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