If you’ve taken on the task to host a New Year’s Eve party, now is the time to start mapping out all the finer details which will make the night a success. Here are all the elements you’ll need to host the party of the decade!
#1 – Plan to make memories
At good parties, the host organises a few party games, but at great parties, the entertainment is usually always outside of the norm. Being creative with your entertainment will encourage your guests to get right into the spirit, and naturally they’ll want to capture those memories as well. One of the most popular ways of making memories at celebrations is with photobooths.
However, photobooths aren’t just useful for capturing memories in a literal sense! They offer your guests a fun experience in themselves – everybody loves cramming into a booth and creating a crazy moment which is captured on film. Having a photobooth at your party is guaranteed to make the party a lot more memorable.
#2 – Pick a theme (and stick to it!)
From interior design to parties, the roaring twenties are back in a big way (again). So whether you’ve chosen a ‘Great Gatsby’-themed New Years Party, or a speakeasy set-up, it’s going to be a riot. These popular themes will definitely draw a crowd, so if you’re looking for numbers, then you’re already off to a great start. It’s a fact that the best way of making sure that your party performs well is by picking a theme that’s in vogue, and organising all the elements of that theme that will inspire excitement amongst party goers.
Using resources like Pinterest, and other vision board tools is the best way to make sure you’ve covered all of your aesthetic bases, and are well on the way to creating the most stunningly on-theme party possible.
#3 – Handle the details
One of the most common mishaps that plague party hosts is poor planning of finer details. From running out of food, to forgetting about your guests dietary requirements, or not having enough ice, or some other functional semantics of your party set-up, these things can have a catastrophic impact on the quality of your gathering. In essence, every good party environment has a well-curated flow.
Basically, aim to have several ‘zones’ in your party space which are well-defined. For instance, food and drink is best served in the kitchen if you’re throwing a house party. If your kitchen is small, put chairs and tables in other zones to make it clear to your guests that the kitchen is not the space for mingling.
Likewise, dedicate separate ‘mingle zones’. If you have an outdoor space, decorating this area with fairy lights and candlelit low tables will add an extra magical element to your party.
And as for ensuring that you’ve covered all your bases food-wise, it’s wise to ask your guests about any dietary restrictions a week or so in advance, to give you enough time to cater to everybody.