New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and that means there are last minute parties to be planned. With only the countdown to midnight being the set event, there is much to be taken care of at your New Year’s Eve party. You will need to create a checklist in order to make sure everything is set and ready for the big night. Not to worry! In this blog post, we share some of our ideas to throw the easiest and most cost effective New Year’s Eve party.
Planning games is a great way to get the crowd mingling and to break the ice at the beginning of the night. A great example is taking everyone’s New Year’s resolutions and turning them into a guessing game. Upon entry, everyone is presented with cards, which can be downloaded at New Year Playing Cards, and have guests fill in the blanks of the cards. They have sentences like “the person I want to be more like this year is…. “.
Chips and candy are the easy route to go, but taking time to prepare appetizers and hors devours will go a long with your guests.
If time is not on your side, a classy dish is a meat and cheese charcuterie board. Your selections can be picked from your local grocery store, but it is best to have the behind the counter deli person help you out! Be sure to include crackers and grapes to add that much needed crunch and freshness to your board.
This is THE night for bubbly. Guests will want to toast to a New Year over a glass of something sweet! A more cost effective course than champagne is buying Prosecco or Moscato. Both wines are sweet bubbly, but more cost effective than shelling out for fancy champagne.
Another great idea is to include some sort of signature drink for the night. For ideas on delicious winter cocktails, check out our recipe list here.
Can’t hire a live band for your party, have no fear! There are now amazing websites and apps that will curate song playlists for your. Try using 8 Track, Songza or a pre-created Youtube playlist.
Make sure to hand out party favours to guests as they arrive or have them scattered throughout your place. Easy favours are themed headbands, clappers or shakers that can be purchased at the Dollar Store.
Stick with simple decorations, picking one colour as your theme. Your best bets are options such as silver, gold, or black! Sparkles are always a good idea and can be incorporated to any of your décor, from your tablecloths to your balloons!
Make sure to announce the time throughout the night. Your countdown to midnight should be special and exciting! You can even play the ball drop in the background on a television. Signify the New Year with sparkles and confetti!
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