A New Year's bash is a type of Party which can be thrown with The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff. A New Year's Bash can be thrown by clicking the phone and choose Throw Party... New Year's Bash . This party is somewhat different from a normal house party, because it will always start at 8 pm. If a New Year's Bash is thrown before it gets dark, the police will shut it down at 11 pm. Therefore, this type of party must be thrown between 7 pm. and 8 pm.
In a New Year's Bash, Sims will autonomously make ruckus and noise. Sometimes, other Sims may react to this. At 11 pm, Father Time will arrive. He will be standing on the sidewalk, so a selectable Sim will need to call him over. The only interactions available for Father Time are talk and call over, which will be available no matter how close a Sim is to him. Around midnight, (12:00 pm or 24:00), he will start making a ruckus, which all the Sims at the party will join. After a while, he will turn into Toddler New Year. As soon as he turns into Toddler New Year, he will dance smustle. He will fade away and disappear just before the party ends.
- A Sim can throw a New Year's Bash on any day.
- The only livable lot zoning where New Year's Bash is available is Residential. Thus, Sims cannot throw New Year's Bash at Dormitory, Greek House, and Apartment.