Ring in the New Year with a tremendous party
June 30, 2010
As the calendar moves deeper into summer, the temperatures are sure to climb even higher. Some people might enjoy the heat, but for most, a break from the uncomfortable climate cannot come soon enough and just the mere thought of winter can be a relief. While it remains more than five months away, New Years is one of the most memorable times of the year and it is never too early to start planning your own New Year's Eve party - especially when thoughts of winter can serve as a refreshing respite from the scorching summer.
There are sure to be a lot of New Year's parties when the time comes, so separate yours from the rest by first sending out fantastic invitations that will ensure the recipient will attend. Plain, drab invitations will not stir up the emotions associated with New Years, so you should consider designing ones with typical images like champagne glasses, confetti or noise makers that will get people excited to watch the ball drop at your party. Another option is choosing classy, elegant invitations if you would like to host a more sophisticated affair.
Although invitations will get guests excited to attend, do not drop the ball when it comes to decorations for your party or it will leave them sorely disappointed. A good choice for these would be hanging gold and silver garland from doorways or ceilings. Complete the theme by adorning tables with similarly colored table skirt. Stringing white lights, while usually associated with Christmas, can be a fine addition to New Year's decorations as well. The beams can provide the room with a soft glow that will add to the ambiance. For an extra touch, put a few balloons around the house.
With decorations taken care of, supplies are a necessity. It would not be a New Year's party if there were not any celebratory hats for guests to wear, if they are so inclined. Guests can also celebrate a new year by donning crazy glasses, glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces or any other number of elaborate fashion accessories to say goodbye to 2010 in style. Champagne flutes cannot be overlooked either, as the drink is a traditional celebratory beverage when the clock strikes midnight. For those that aren't old enough, sparkling cider can be a good non-alcoholic alternative. Don't leave your guests hungry, either. There should be a wide selection of hors d'oeuvres to satiate their appetite.
Singing Auld Lang Syne is only one of the traditional noises once the New Year arrives. Noise makers or kazoos usually accompany the celebration are great for and those who want to create a ruckus. For people who don't want to make noise, blowing bubbles can be an acceptable alternative.
Hosting a New Year's party can be one of the most exciting and fun ways to ring in 2011, if it is done correctly. Start planning now and you certainly will not be disappointed.