A new year is knocking at our door again and its already time to prepare for New Year celebrations!
You must start planning for the new year party. Make the guests list and think of a mindblowing new theme and decide the dress code! Decide the party structure in detail and probably tweak it several times with close friend(s), before you can translate it into action.
Some lessons learnt from past experience, some points taken from expert advice and advance planning on the lines can actually render your new year celebrations, minus any mess-up, chaos or repeat of mistakes from the last times!
TARGET AUDIENCE, BUDGET AND VENUE
The party venue and scale of celebrations would directly depend on your party budget; so set aside a realistic one and stick to it througout. Further, your party could be for the kids or for the teens or adults only. You could weave it around Chinese or Mexican theme. You could decide it to be a costume party or cowboy party – a toga party or a trailor trash party – Whatever, you ought to just give your imagination a wild run and find out. Whatsoever you choose, don’t forget it should be fun for all participants to call your new year celebrations a success.
GUEST LIST, INVITATION AND REMINDER
Guest list is something you should prepare well in advance. Make sure that you don’t invite too many guests for the size of your party venue, lest the crowded feel might spoil the new year celebrations for everyone. Send out invitation well in advance. Send paper invitations or create an event at a social networking site frequented by all yours guests and send invitation to the event with a request to RSVP. You must update your guests with any changes in the party venue, time and send reminders just before the party to ensure maximum attendance.
DECORATING THE VENUE
Party theme would decide the kind of decorations you would need to buy. Whatever you pick, keep it bright, colorful and metallic. Use of lights or candles will go well with all decorations. Don’t forget to keep plenty of confetti handy to add fun and sparkle to the main event.
KEEP THE FOOD SIMPLE
Food should preferably go with the theme to compliment it. If there is no specific theme, better keep it limited to light finger food. To keep the arrangements even lighter, you can ask your guests to bring one meal each and have a potluck dinner instead. Not to mention, going with disposables with help you spend more time partying than doing the dishes.
PARTY FAVORS AND ACCESSORIES
Like any other party, how can new year celebrations be complete without the noise makers and party hats! So, must buy some inexpensive noise makers, party hats, and may be, prepare party masks at home. Also suggested is to distribute them all among your guests, right before the party begins.
ACTION DURING THE PARTY
No party can be fun without its share of games and fun moments. While you can arrange usual board games, card games and Karaoke; there are few new year party games (like “Two true and one lie”) that you must keep to help invitees warm up and share a laugh in the group.Prepare your own playlist of beaty numbers to suit the tempo of the event; and do not forget to click a lot of pictures of the event to keeping the memories of the party rather vivid for a longer time.