5 Unique Fashion Themes for a New Year's Eve Party Everyone Will Remember — Aren't We All Tired of Dressing Like Our Favorite Animals?

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I absolutely adore New Year's Eve. It is the one night of the year that I really, truly look forward to, and it never fails to disappoint. I have spent the 31st of December with friends, family, strangers and even by myself in the past few years. And regardless of what I'm doing, I always enjoy it. I have given it some thought, and I honestly think my partiality to the holiday that so many people loathe is down to New Year's Eve being all about one thing: hope. Hope that the coming year will be a good one, that it is a fresh start, that you get to make (and break) countless resolutions. And there is something about all that that I just find so warming.

I don't mind spending New Year's alone. In fact, I have done this two or three times now and it hasn't been a problem at all. I have relaxed in a nice, hot bath, with a nice, cold glass of white wine, a good book and plenty of bubbles; and it's been simply divine. But I truly love a party. Preferably with good friends, plenty of food and booze, silly costumes, loud music and tons of laughter. I love rushing outside ready to count down to midnight with everyone, and, of course, exchanging hugs and kisses with them once we have shouted the long-awaited "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

But onto the elements of the actual parties. We have all been to New Year's Eve festivities before, obviously. And the themes are generally pretty predictable: come as your favorite movie character; come as a gangster; come as your favorite animal/Disney princess/food; and so on and so forth. So this year, how about coming up with a theme you haven't seen before? Here are some ideas for you. Maybe they'll help you love New Year's as much as I do!

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