In terms of holidays, New Years Eve always tends to get the short end of the stick when it comes to planning.
After sprinting through Thanksgiving and December holidays, most people don’t give NYE a second thought until it’s too late.
You don’t have to resign yourself to a night of crowded bar hopping. You can host a great New Years party all on your own.
Want to know how to throw a party people will be talking about until next year? Read on to learn how!
Simple Tips for an Awesome New Years Party
Want to know the secret to planning the best NYE party? It’s simple: you don’t have to put a lot of time and money into it.
The right NYE party can be almost effortless if you plan it correctly. Don’t think that you need to shell out hundreds of dollars on food and entertainment. You can make your own invitations and plan your own fun on a budget.
You can easily plan a memorable night without breaking the bank. If you’re ready to throw an unforgettable party, make sure you follow these tips.
Handle Alcohol Potluck Style
Everyone wants to have a fun time on NYE, and a lot of people like ringing in the new year with a drink. Instead of spending hundreds on alcohol, simply ask your guests to bring enough of their favorite drinks to share.
It’s a perfect premise. People are guaranteed to have drinks they like, and everybody gets to help out and share some of their favorites with family and friends.
Feel free to get a few bottles of bubbly to share with people at midnight, but leave the rest to your guests.
Set The Mood
Ambiance is everything when it comes to party planning. If you want your guests to have a fun night, make sure you set the right mood to begin with.
Do you want to have a classy party at your house? Set the mood with quiet ambient music, tasteful simple decor, and some fairy lights and candles for a cozy and classic vibe.
Are you thinking that you want to have a loud and fun affair? Get your favorite playlist together, get tons of balloons and streamers to decorate yourself, and get party poppers so your guests can make noise!
Skip The Big Dinner
You don’t need to have a main dish to keep your guests happy and fed. Planning a sit-down dinner can be more work than its worth.
Most NYE parties start late, and making your guests wait for dinner until 8pm may not be the best idea. You could spend hours in the kitchen making a main course people won’t eat because they ate before the party!
Instead of worrying about dinner, focus on appetizers and small bites people can snack on. If the thought of braving a grocery store close to the holiday worries you, grocery shop online so you can focus on getting the house together.
Keep Your Guest List Under Control
NYE plans tend to attract extra guests. Having a few extra plus ones is okay, but be sure to keep an eye on your guest list to make sure it doesn’t balloon out of control.
Don’t be afraid to say no to extra invites. Too many people at a party can make things more expensive for the hosts and could make your small house gathering seem a bit too crowded.
Also be sure to look out for the other extreme. Check the number of RSVPs and make sure that enough people are responding.
If you have a low number of “yes” responses, you don’t want to spend extra time and money on food and drinks people won’t eat.
Make an Unforgettable Night
Now that you know how to throw an effortless and fun New Years party, let’s focus on getting your house ready for the big night!
You’re used to keeping your house tidy, but help from a professional cleaner can really make your house look great for your party.
Check out our post on how to find the best house cleaning services in your area.