Are you having a virtual New Year's Eve party on Zoom this year? Between making New Year's Eve cocktails, booking virtual entertainment, choosing a Happy New Year Zoom background, and putting together an awesome party playlist, planning a virtual New Year's party requires as much attention as an in-person event. (Well, almost.)
Once you've got your New Year's outfit sorted, take a gander through these fun images to find your NYE Zoom party background. As well as virtual Zoom backgrounds, you can also use these festive images as holiday desktop wallpaper or New Year backgrounds for your phone.
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Pro Tip: Make sure to click on one of the download image links BELOW the image (1920 x 1080 for desktop or 756 x 1008 for mobile). The links hold the high-resolution image for your New Year virtual background.
Here are 31 free Zoom backgrounds for your virtual New Year's Eve Party:
1. A Fun and Happy New Year
A colorful background for your colorful NYE virtual bash!
2. Festive 2021 Ornament
Ring in the New Year with this sweet and simple 2021 Zoom background.
3. Poppin' Bottles on NYE
What's a NYE party without a few bottles of champagne?
4. Year of the Ox
If you're also celebrating the Chinese New Year, prepare early with this cute ox illustration!
5. New Year's Eve Cocktails
Even if you're celebrating New Year's Eve virtually this year, doesn't mean you shouldn't make a few festive cocktails!
6. New Year's Party Gear
Match your New Year's Zoom background with your festive outfit to celebrate the countdown.
7. Neon 2021
Celebrate a bright and shiny New Year with this neon 2021 Zoom background.
8. New Year Confetti
Celebrate the New Year with this cute "Happy New Year" Zoom background!
9. Loading 2021
This funny New Year Zoom background is great for those of us who just can't wait to start fresh in 2021.
10. A Bubbly New Year
If this celebratory Zoom background doesn't inspire you to pop a bottle, I don't know what will.
11. Cute Winter Wallpaper
This cute winter wallpaper can be used for your other virtual holiday parties too!
12. New Year's Cheers
Say cheers with this celebration-worthy Zoom background.
13. Almost Midnight
If you can't wait for the countdown, use this beautiful clock image as your New Year's Eve Zoom background this winter!
14. Virtual Party Sparkles
This sparkling wallpaper is sure to boost the holiday cheer at your virtual New Year celebration.
15. A New Year Disco
Having a virtual dance party this NYE? Well, this might just be the perfect background for you to use on Zoom!
16. A Happy 2021
An elegant Zoom background for your 2021 celebrations.
17. A Pink New Year
Pink and sparkly? How else would you be celebrating the New Year?
18. Celebration Fireworks
Just because you're having a virtual New Year's celebration, doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy fireworks!
19. Twinkling Silver
This silver New Year Zoom background is a great image to feature as your desktop wallpaper.
20. 2021 Wood Blocks
Say happy 2021 with this simple New Year Zoom background!
21. Pink Champagne
It's a New Year's mood. Embrace it.
22. Year of the Ox Pattern
A cute Zoom background for the year of the ox!
23. New Year on the Beach
Even if you're not spending this New Year's Eve on a beach, it'll look like it with this Zoom background.
24. A Colorful Year of the Ox
Enjoy this lovely illustration this New Year!
25. New Year Balloons
You won't need to buy 2021 balloons with this fun New Year Zoom background.
26. Let's Celebrate
Celebrate your virtual New Year's Eve party with this fun 2021 Zoom background!
27. New Year in Glitter
If this virtual wallpaper doesn't inspire you to put on some celebratory glitter, I don't know what will.
28. Happy 2021 Sign
Say "Happy 2021" with this cute New Year background!
29. A Cute Beach New Year
Are snowmen made of sand simply called sandmen? Enjoy these cuties with this funny 2021 Zoom background.
30. Illustrated Ox for Chinese New Year
We love a great illustration! Enjoy this artistic ox to celebrate the coming of the New Year.
31. A Sunny New Year
A bright and sunny 2021 is what everyone needs right about now! Feature this cute image as your NYE Zoom background this December.
How to Change your Background on Zoom
Click on one of the links below your favorite New Year Zoom background to open a 1920 pixel X 1080 pixel file for desktop or 756 pixel x 1008 pixel file for your mobile device. Then you can right-click, and save the image to your desktop or tap and save to your mobile photo library.
Pro Tip: If you do not have a green screen (it’s ok—most people do not), you can choose a room with a wall that has a solid background color.
When you log into your Zoom account:
- Click your profile picture and choose the settings link.
- Find the Virtual Background tab. (You’ll need to make sure the Virtual Background button is "on" from the Meeting tab.)
- In the Virtual Background tab, you can upload your own New Year virtual background saved on your desktop.
If you’re using Zoom from your phone:
- When you’re logged in, click the More tab and tap the Virtual Background option.
- Choose a background from the provided library or upload your own photos.
About Brittany Barber
Brittany Barber, lover of books, dogs and romance, graduated from Bishop’s University with a Communications and Theatre degree. After spending some time working abroad in the theatre world, she is now a freelance writer covering a range of lifestyle topics including wedding and event planning for The Bash, WeddingWire, 2life and Fluttr.