Christmas is over, Santa’s come and gone, the last gift opened, and the Christmas feast eaten; it’s time to plan for a New Year’s Eve Bash! Here are some tips and ideas to help you plan your last party of the year without blowing next year’s entertainment budget.
1. Put away the Christmas stuff to keep the focus on New Year’s.
2. Start your party late, around 9- 10 pm.
If you start too early guests may get tired and go home before the big moment. If you are having kids at the party you may want to encourage them to take naps before the party so they won’t be cranky at midnight. You should also have a quiet room ready for guests with kids to put them down to rest or sleep if they get tired, cranky, or over stimulated during the party.
3. Plan for guest safety after the party, so that guests who have indulged make it home safely.
Make sure guests have designated drivers (you can serve designated drivers non-alcoholic drinks and perhaps give them a little Thank You gift for their service). Have taxi service numbers on hand for guests who don’t have a designated driver and if possible have a spare room or sofa available for overnight guests. Don’t be ashamed or afraid to take car keys away from guests who have over indulged; remember safety first, no one wants to start a new year with a tragedy that could have been avoided!
4. Provide classic accessories like hats, horns, confetti, and noise makers. What’s a New Year’s Eve Party without noise?
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