New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, with many of us staying up until after midnight to bid adieu to the old year and welcome in the new. If you’re planning a big party for the last night of the year, here are some tips to help you celebrate in style.
4 tips for planning a new year’s eve party
We all know that January can be a long month after all the festivities have chipped away at our bank balance so the last thing you need is to make it worse by overspending on the last night of the year. That’s why figuring out your budget and then sticking to it is essential. Celebrating New Year’s Eve within your budget will help ensure that you have a fantastic time without having to worry about the hang-xiety of checking your bank account on New Year’s Day.
Choosing Your Venue
Whether you’re hosting a small get-together or wanting to be surrounded by crowds of others, choosing where you’ll be celebrating New Year’s will help you know how much planning you need to do, how many people you can invite and what the dress code will be.
If you’re holding a party in your own home or someone else’s, there’s a lot to think about, from decorations to food and entertainment. If you’re going out, then all those things are taken care of, though you may need to consider other factors, such as where you’ll all meet and how everyone will get home afterwards.
Bear in mind that public transport often stops running earlier on New Year’s Eve and taxi services typically charge higher rates. If you’ll be partying in another town or city, you might want to think about booking accommodation for the night but bear in mind that lots of places will get booked up well in advance so you’ll need to be organised.
Most people like to go all out for the last night of the year so they can feel their best when ringing in the new one. If you’re heading out to a party or event, check in advance if there’s a dress code as the last thing you want is for anyone to be turned away at the door.
If you’ve decided to host your own party, you could ask your guests to come in fancy dress, perhaps dressing up as an event or famous person from the past year or you could choose a theme for the night with a matching dress code. If you’d prefer to keep things more low-key, you can still add a bit of wow factor with a new dress, a touch of glitter or add some sparkle with a diamond ring.
A great way to make sure you all remember the night and keep the memories with you forever is by making sure to get some great pictures.
Most people have excellent cameras on their smartphones now but that doesn’t mean they always remember to get them out so why not use disposable cameras to get in-the-moment candid shots? Or you could even hire a photo booth for your event or create your own DIY photo booth for some truly memorable moments that you can treasure forever.