New Year's Eve

13 Festive Zoom Backgrounds For Your Virtual New Year's Eve Party

Ring in 2021 from the couch.

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While you can forget packed bars, being pressed up against strangers outside, and kissing someone you just met at midnight this year, it doesn't mean you can't reminisce about past NYEs or where you'd rather be. Read on for Zoom backdrops, for whatever your NYE vibe is.

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The New Year's Classic

What's more pre-pandemic New Year's Eve than being in the center of a packed Times Square?

The Champagne Spray

Michael and Erin may have not been celebrating New Year's Eve in this scene from The Office episode "The Ultimatum," but that doesn't mean you can't join your Zoom party with this celebratory vibe.

Live From New York

Host your New Year's Eve bash live from the action in Times Square — alongside Ryan Seacrest, of course.

A Mariah Performance

Who could forget Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance in 2016? No one on your Zoom call, that's for sure.

New Year's Eve 2019

New Year's Eve 2019 was a simpler time. Bring it back with a screengrab from when the clock struck midnight last year.

New Year's Nostalgia

Reminisce about New Years' past with a shot of the crowd in Times Square from the Before Times.

The Midnight Kiss

If a New Year's kiss is off the table this year, you can feel the love with a virtual background featuring the midnight tradition.

The Roaring 20s

Want to pretend you're not actually ringing in 2021 in your PJs? Get fancy with a scene from The Great Gatsby.

The Confetti Shower

Log onto your Zoom call in a sea of confetti.

A New Year's Even In London

Wishing you were anywhere but your home this year? Pull up a backdrop of a sparkly London from last New Year's.

Ring In 2021 From Auckland

Party from New Zealand, where it's already tomorrow.

The Crowded Bar Shot

If you're normally complaining about going to a crowded bar with overpriced drinks this time of year, go through your camera roll and find a shot from last NYE and reminisce — or get freaked out by how close together everyone was.

The Ball Drop

If you're going for a classic NYE vibe, you can't go wrong with the ball drop, aka the mascot of New Year's Eve.

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