How To Plan A Great New Year's Eve Party

Posted on: 19 September 2017

Even though you might be a bit sad that summer is over, at least you have the holidays to look forward to. Have you decided to have a New Year's Eve party where you invite all your family members and your friends to say goodbye to 2017? If so, from sending out great invitations to planning the entertainment, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a great New Year's Eve party that will be remembered for a very long time:

The Invitations - It's not too early to send a Save The Date card in the mail. After all, things might get really busy with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, so getting a head start might be a very good thing to do.

  • Consider sending the actual invitation out three weeks before New Year's Eve. Even though those on your guest list have already received prior notification of your party, it will still be fun to receive the invitation.
  • Think of ways that you can make your invitation different. For example, make your own invitation by using gold metallic paper to create a party hat design, complete with colored streamers at the top of the point of the hat.
  • Another idea is to put sparkly confetti in the invitation so that when the recipient opens the card, the confetti will pop out.
  • Don't forget to indicate on the invitation what the attire should be. After all, if it's a casual event, guests might feel foolish showing up in elegant evening clothes.

The Entertainment - Is your house large enough to hold the New Year's Eve party right at home? Perhaps you have decided to hold the party at an event center. Either way, the entertainment will be part of the fun.

  • Think of adding a Latin flavor to the party by hiring a mariachi band to serenade you. You certainly don't need to be Mexican to feel the drama and the pure joy that comes from that beautiful music.
  • Another idea is to hire a trio to sing songs from the 1950s. If you decide to do that, think about asking the trio to also lead you and your guests in a singalong with songs like Sh-Boom and Rock Around The Clock.
  • Consider hiring a DJ so you can end the evening with dancing. Think about asking the DJ to include music for people of all ages.

Don't forget to give a toast to the New Year. Either lead it yourself or ask somebody else to, like an events specialist!