How To: Throw the Best New Year's Eve Party Yet!

How To: Throw the Best New Year’s Eve Party Yet!

New Year’s Eve – you either love it or you hate it. It’s either the best night of the year, or the most overrated night of the year. You’re either out at a packed party or relaxing at home. This year, why not combine the two and host the best New Year’s Eve party yet! Here are a few of our favorite ideas to make that happen.

Festive Cocktails
Nothing says a good party like festive cocktails. New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity to try out a new recipe – or two! We especially love how simple champagne cocktails can be – and nothing says ringing in the new year like a glass of champs!

Save the board games for a snow day and pull out the fun games for your New Year’s Eve party. Group games that involve your whole crew are the best options when hosting a party. If you want to dial the competition up a notch, you can divide your party into teams, and play a series of game throughout the night. The race to winning is a simple way to speed up the countdown to midnight.

While New Year’s Eve is generally a night where party-goers wear their finest (sequins, anyone?!), mix it up a bit at your party with a theme! This could mean dressing up in fancy attire, wearing an ugly sweater, or even wearing your pajamas! Getting your guests involved in a theme will make the party that much more enjoyable.

Good Eats
It’s all about the good food – especially if festive cocktails are involved! Hors d’oeuvres are a great option if your guests will be playing games or up mingling the entire evening. For a more formal gathering, a sit-down dinner is a great option that gives your guests plenty of time to catch up with one another. No matter what you’re serving, make it a group effort and encourage your guests to share their favorite dish!

What’s a New Year’s Eve party without festive favors?! The traditional party hats and noisemakers are great, but why not incorporate them into a fun photo booth that can be used all night long and leave guests with fun images they can look back at and remember the night!