New Year's Eve will be here before you know it! If you're planning to throw a party this year, planning ahead is key so you can have some fun, too. Here are some tips to help:
- Send out your invitations early. This is a popular party night, and people often make plans weeks in advance. So, get the invite out early so your friends will know your house is the place to be. Instead of using paper invitations, consider using a website like Evite where invitees can respond online. One other benefit of using Evite: You can post items you need people to bring, and they can let you know when they respond. Additionally, you can track who has viewed your invitation and when.
- Delegate. You don't have to do everything yourself. Let your friends know what they can do to help you out with the party. It'll make your job easier, and you'll feel a lot calmer when it's time to party!
- Food. The food for a New Year's Eve Party should be simple. Serve a variety of finger foods and other items you can make ahead of time. Also, set up a buffet-style table so your guests can serve themselves during the evening. Suggestions include vegetables and dip, a gourmet cheese and cracker tray, pigs in a blanket and mini quiches. You can also include a cold cut platter or put your crock pot to use for more options.
- Decoration. If your house is already decorated for Christmas, keep them up for your party, which will add a more festive feel. Additionally, you can add gold and silver streams or balloons. And get some fun things like noisemakers or New Year's party hats to add to the theme.
For more tips, check out our source, How To Plan a New Year's Party.