Tuesday, December 31, 2019
As the New Year approaches, it is definitely a time of celebration - of letting go of the past and embracing the new and 2020 is not just the beginning of a new year but also the start of a new decade, so all the more reason to celebrate it with your loved ones. If you are still stuck on how to put together a last-minute party, no worries, we got you covered. Check out these easy tips to plan a New Year event that everyone is sure to remember.
Send out E-vites
In this digital age, do not get stuck with designing cards, printing them and delivering them by the snail mail. The internet makes inviting a hassle free task which you can finish in a couple of minutes or at tops in an hour. The easiest thing you can do is use facebook events to invite your friends or if you want to add a more refined touch you can use services like these to invite your guests to your perfect event.
Skip the dishes
Food is undoubtedly a big element of your party but with so many take outs and catering services available you do not need to worry about tackling the food issue. Make the menu simple by sticking to appetizers, snacks, and desserts. Here are some easy ideas to help you out:
Try frozen appetizers that can be prepped and heated easily. Don’t forget to check the expiration date on these before buying.
Order some of the food items online well ahead of time to avoid any unforeseen issues. It is best to not solely rely on them as during holiday season, they are also likely to be in a rush.
Use one time use utensils to avoid the stress of cleaning and washing after the party is over.
You will do well by bringing out all the chocolates you received on Christmas!
Keep adult and children food items on separate table. Apart from stocking up the champagne, make sure to keep other beverages like soft drinks, juice as well as coffee bar to keep your guests warm and vibrant throughout the night.
Indulge in some easy decorating for the New Year party
You do not have to go overboard with decorating for the New Party – keep it simple and realistic.
Keep an open space by moving around furniture and bringing in extra chairs to accommodate all your guests. Remember the set up is such that guests have enough space to move about freely and let the conversations flow.
Since we have just had Christmas, you can take advantage by keeping the Christmas decorations up such as light up trees, ornaments and so on to add that festive touch. You can also add balloons and confetti to give a party atmosphere.
Also keep the festivity limited to one large room like living room or common living space so that you do not have to clean the entire home after your guests are over. And make sure the washrooms are clean and well stocked with the essentials for convenience of your guests.
Incorporate some fun activities
Nobody is likely to remember your party without some activities which allows guests to engage and participate actively in the party. You can go all out with a New Year themed scavenger hunt where your guests have to find objects like New Year hat, balloon or confetti or you can do the traditional musical chair. The key is to make sure the game is simple and something you know your tribe of people will enjoy.
We hope these simple, last minute party set up tips will help you plan an unforgettable party for you and your loved ones. And wish you a happy new year.