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New Year’s Eve is a time of celebrating the phrase “out with the old, and in with the new.” It’s when people all over the world gather with friends and family to count down to midnight, letting go of the past and looking forward to what’s to come. Although it’s important to remember why it’s celebrated, how it’s celebrated is just as important! Whether your preference is a night on the town or a get-together in the comfort of your home, there’s no wrong way to ring in the new year.
Planning an NYE party of your own this year? Follow our 5 easy steps for making it one to remember!
Pick your party theme and color scheme.
The first step to planning any party is choosing the theme that matches the personality of the party you’re planning! Whether you’re throwing a colorful bash filled with balloons, confetti, and streamers or you’re opting for a sophisticated affair decked out in black, gold, and silver, choosing your theme and color scheme will help you with every step of the planning process.
Get your guest list together.
Once you choose the theme of your NYE party, you then must decide who you’d like to invite to it. Are you planning a small get-together with only a handful of your closest loved ones, or are you hosting a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with over 50 friends and family members? Either way, it’s important to determine your guest list early so your friends and family have plenty of time to RSVP.
Make your menu choices.
Your guest list and theme will help you determine your menu. Depending on how formal your theme is and how many guests you’re hosting, you may decide to opt for an array of finger foods, a pot luck, a full plated dinner, or even a casual buffet with a range of options. No matter what you choose to offer for dinner, don’t forget that dessert is (obviously!) the most important part of your New Year’s Eve menu!
Deck the halls with décor.
Bring your party theme and color scheme to life with decorations! Pick up some plates, napkins, balloons, and party supplies based on the theme you picked to help set the stage for a memorable New Year’s Eve. Treat your guests to a party hat or tiara, bead necklaces, and even noise makers when they arrive to help get the party started as soon as they walk through the door.
Entertain your guests with activities!
Keep the party going all night long with parties and activities your guests will love. Surprise them with a DIY photo booth complete with props, costumes, festive backdrop, and selfie stick, or invite them to channel their inner rockstar with karaoke. By offering games and activities for everyone to enjoy, you’ll keep the energy up way after midnight!