How to Host a DIY New Year's Eve Party for Under $75

Our friends at Buzzfeed shared their DIY tips for ringing in the new year.

— -- It's almost time to ring in 2016, but can you throw a bash to remember without breaking the bank?

You can host an amazing New Year's Eve gathering for 15 people for under $75 with these DIY party ideas and recipes from Buzzfeed's Christine Byrne and Rachel Miller.

Party Hats

Start with basic party hats and then have sticker labels so your guests can write their New Year's resolution and stick them on the front.

Or, make your own template so partygoers can download from the links below and print on their home printer, thus eliminating the need for stickers.

Cost for Art Supplies: $15

Scotch tape



Classic markers

Sparkly pom poms

Plain headbands (white or black)

Downloadable Party Hats

"New Year's Resolution" Hat

"Highlight of 2015" Hat (Pink)

"Highlight of 2015" Hat (Blue)

"Plan for 2016" Hat


These utensil-free snack foods are sure to be a hit with your guests. Best of all, each recipe costs under $20 to make.

Pepperoni Pizza Pops

Puff pastry filled with tomato, mozzarella and pepperoni baked and served on sticks. Click here for the recipe.

Tip: Keep it plate-free

Cost to make: $14.50

Slow Cooker Champagne Cheese Dip

Cheesy dip with side of tortilla chips. Click here for the recipe.

Tip: Make a day early

Cost to make: $14.48

Pink Champagne Pops

Champagne cake pops with sparkly icing and sugar for dessert. Click here for the recipe.

Money-saving tip: Use cheap bubbly

Cost to make: $15.76

Total and additional costs combined

Art supplies for party hats: $15

Pepperoni Pizza Pops: $14.50

Cheese Dip: $14.48

Cake Pops: $15.76

Lollipop sticks: $6.25

Edible glitter to add sparkle to ice cubes: $5

Bringing us to $70.99 for a 15-person party.

Happy New Year!