New Years Party
Planning a New Years party
doesn't have to be stressful. Here are many New Years
Party idea's that you can use to help cut the stress.
Ask your guests to wear Hawaiian shirts
or other beach wear. Foods you may have at a luau and
tropical drinks will help bring Hawaii to wherever you
|| Set a budget. Before you can plan
too much, you need to know how much money you have for everything you’ll need
for the party. You’ll need a location, food, beverages, invitations,
decorations, party favors, and entertainment.
Five – four – three – two – one – Happy New Year! Before you
get to hear those words and welcome in another year, perhaps you have a party to
plan and have. Depending whether you’re with your friends and family, you may
want to consider having one of these theme parties to ring in the New Year.
Hawaiian island – In most areas of the country it's pretty cold on New Year’s
Eve but that doesn’t mean you can’t think about a warmer climate. Throw a
Hawaiian theme New Year’s Eve party even while there’s snow on the ground and
the temperature may be below freezing.
Think of what Hawaii looks like and you know how to decorate your home for the
party – palm trees, leis, beach-related items like conch shells or silver
dollars, and Tiki mugs.
New Years Party Poker night – You can’t watch late-night television and surf the channels
without finding at least one poker game being televised. Set the stage for your
own “high stakes” poker game this New Year’s Eve. Plan on buying several decks
of cards, find a green table cloth, and don a visor and vest to act as the
Hollywood New Years party premiere – Rent one of the newest and most sought-after movies and set
up your living room similar to a movie theater. Plan on having movie-style
buttered popcorn, soft drinks, and candy as part of the food for the evening. If
you have movie posters or stand-up cut-outs of actors or actresses, this might
be a perfect time to show them off.
Formal New Years Party Theme – If you’re planning a small, intimate party, why not plan for an
event where your guests will be able to put on their finest and celebrate in
style? Black and white or semi-formal attire would be a great choice for this
type of party. Smaller groups will allow you to splurge a little for food and
drinks. You don’t have to have champagne for the big count down; you can choose
sparkling cider as a non-alcoholic alternative.
There are many New Years party themes to consider when planning your New Year’s Eve event.
If you can’t think of anything and these don’t appeal to you, you may want to go
to your favorite search engine and look for party theme ideas online. You will
be able to find many more theme parties to ring in the New Year, as well as
plans for how to make this party one you’ll remember for years to come.
Here are some things you may want to consider when
making your plans for a New Years party:
Set your guest list. Make a list with two columns - a
list of people you definitely want to come to the party
and a list of those people you’d consider. Cut the list
down until you’ve reached the number that will enable
you to remain within your budget. Buy and send out your
invitations so people can respond to the invitation. Ask
them to reply at least two weeks prior to the party.
Remember not to make your invitation list too long. You
can’t take people off the list but you can add people if
some of your guests can’t make it.
Set a menu. Food and beverages are always a big expense
for parties. Will you prepare all of the food or will it
be catered? Remember to keep your budget in mind when
making this decision so you still have money left for
the other items you’ll need.
Set a location. You may want to decide where you’ll have
the party as soon as you can unless you plan to have it
at your home or a friend’s home. If you’re going to rent
a space for the party, you’ll want to have this task
locked in as soon as you can. A week before the party,
call to verify the room is still scheduled for your
Set a deadline. If you’ve sent out invitations and there
hasn’t been a good response, you’re not obligated to
have the party. Keep all of your plans in a folder for
next year and you’ll be that much further ahead in the
planning. Then send out postcards to people to let them
know you’ve cancelled your party. Find someone else’s
party to go to and bring in the New Year with friends.
If you’re having a party that children and teens will be at, try to think of a
theme that they would enjoy as well. Or you could even plan for two separate
New Years Parties in different rooms in the home.
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