2013 is literally just around the corner. And if you’re like me you have been busy trying to get all your Christmas stuff done and have ignored one of the most obvious upcoming holiday celebrations. New Year’s Eve is a time of year filled with joy and excitement and probably one of the most popular nights of the year to host a party. The question always remains, at the last minute, how to make the party special and unique?
When it comes to a New Year’s Eve party, it really has nothing to do with the amount of money you spend that will produce a memorable evening. And has everything to do with an organized plan, creativity, easy but dazzling eats and drinks, smart decorating enhanced with a sense of humor, imagination and a bit of resourcefulness and you are well on your way to hosting a party to be remembered.
Next all you have to do is determine just what you’re in the mood for.
Tips to Get Started Planning a Last Minute New Year’s Eve Party!
With Christmas just around the bend and the New Year just days away from that now is the time to put the task of party planning together. The theme, activities, decorations, drinks and food; and just because it’s more of a last minute scenario by no means is it too late to plan a great party and wonderful celebration.
The number one step to New Year’s Eve party planning is to create a budget and be sure to consider and include all the pieces and do not, I repeat do not exceed your financial circumstances. Once the budget has been created you can then itemize all the essentials needed to host a party. You can then establish the portion of your budget you want to allocate to each element.
Choosing a party theme will provide help to the party planner in you. Help not only in organization but with everything that follows; what to buy and serve, how to decorate and entertain and how best to create that just right party flow and fun.
Forget about formal invitations. When it comes to last minute party planning and invites Evite.com is your friend. The fastest and most stress free way to invite guests to your soiree is right at your fingertips. Be sure to request RSVPs to ensure you plan appropriately based on the actual number of guests coming to your party.
Tips to Get Started Hosting a Last Minute New Year’s Eve Party!
When organizing a New Year’s Eve party decorating is a pretty easy feat. Really it makes no difference the party theme you decide to go with, whether it is a dress your resolution, black & white, time of day or just good old New Year’s Eve, once the theme is decided on the next step is to get the suitable within budget decorations. Time is of a minimum and decorations can simply be found online or by visiting your local party store or retailer. Don’t try and recreate the wheel here, utilize all the retail help available.
Eating and drinking is an important part of any party and most especially a New Year’s Eve one. While you don’t have to break the bank or budget just because of the unique date you do have to go that extra mile to ensure the party is super special. And not just any old Saturday night get together. There are lots of great ways to serve your guests while staying on budget. Consider food that can be prepared ahead of time or if the budget allows hire out. Most importantly do not and again I repeat do not get trapped in the kitchen as the party roars on without you.
Entertainment doesn’t always mean for hire and expensive, there are lots and lots of entertaining and economical ways to amuse guests at a New Year’s Eve gala. While there are wonderful DJ’s and bands for hire why not throw together an appropriately awesome music list and play it on your own CD player. Or ask your guests to bring their favorite CD and everyone can take turns playing party DJ. New Year’s Eve begs for the long-established, time-honored traditions. A cheap and cheerful formula for fun is a table full of hats, horns, noisemakers, confetti, boas, air blowers and the like. Easy on the wallet but heavy on the fun!
Why not go along with what one party host did, as guests departed her New Year’s Eve bash she gifted them with a “Hangover Cure” bag filled with pain killers, stomach calmers, water, vitamins and her personal hangover favorite…potato chips.
When it comes to the details of party planning our own individually always comes shining through. So remember to be genuine and include the things that you care about and that are important to you. And always remember these are special times so do not stress yourself out, just go with the flow and enjoy. By adopting this approach a great and memorable time will be had by all!