2014 is winding down and 2015 is quickly approaching.That mean It’s time to get ready for New Years Eve Party. Here some tips on throwing a New Year Eve party that your guest will be talking about all throughout the year.
1. Start it Late
Plan for your party to begin at 9 or 10 pm so that the fiesta is in full swing at midnight. Starting the party earlier risks guests getting tired by time the big moment rolls around.
2. Supply Classic Accessories
What New Years Eve party could be complete without party hats, noise makers and horns? Consider handing out containers of confetti if mess isn’t an option! Decorate with blacks, whites, and metallics like tinsel garland for a festive feel and be sure to put away Christmas decor ahead of time to keep the theme focused on the new year.
3. Simplify the Menu
No New Year’s Eve party is complete without the bubbly so stock up on champagne flutes (real or disposable) and invest in at least enough Champagne or Prosecco for guests to toast at midnight. Don’t forget to supply sparkling juices for the non-drinkers!
4. Prepare for the Countdown
Consider having a large clock with a second hand for the final countdown to midnight or alternatively turning the TV on a televised countdown. Be sure to offer refills ahead of the midnight toast and gather everyone’s attention during the last minute!
5. Plan Ahead for Safety
Forward planning can help ensure that your celebration doesn’t end with unwise decisions. Ensure that guests who are drinking have a designated driver. Have taxi service numbers on hand for those that don’t have a designated driver. If space allows prepare an area for overnight guests.