The New Year is in sight. And since we can’t escape time, we must all cross over once a year into the next year. The much awaited party of the year that is celebrated around the world at the exact same time (depending on time zones). The moment we attempt to leave behind the bad habits and create new healthy habits. The feeling of loss, letting go, and renewal all in one. The memories that we cherish with places and people we love. What a special and rare moment that only happens once a year! Why not make that moment extra unique, wildly fun, and so memorable that your guests will be talking about it for years to come.
On that note, this is the best time to add these final touches to your New Years Eve event as guests are going to be snapping and sharing photos all over social media. Here are some things to consider when planning your NYE celebration.
Decor and Theme
One of the easiest ways to plan a NYE bash is to go off of a theme. There are lots of NYE Party themes you could implement and then incorporate into decor and menu items, so now is a great time to let your creativity go wild. Check out some theme ideas HERE.
If you just want to do something simple, opting for a NYE color scheme works as well. Consider gold, silver, dark reds, dark greens, purples and dark blues. And, depending on what your theme is, you can encourage your guests to dress up in that theme.
Digital , Posters, Flyers, Word of Mouth are always good options. Do all for best results.
Don't forget to designate seating for NYE chats and cheers leading up to the big countdown.
Swag/Party Gear Handouts
Take your guests' outfits up a notch with some party gear. It’s fun to dress up the crowd with some beads, tiaras, hats, crazy necklaces, etc.
Stage the glasses before the ball drops to make sure all have a glass ready to cheers to the incoming year!
If you can, have a ball or some object drop. Load up on party poppers, clappers, horns, and blowers. For a big splash , drop some balloons on the crowd. Live stream it.
For the early guests, get your guests engaged by having a trivia year in review. Have an Intention Wall or have note cards for guests' “resolutions” and/or “highlights of the year” that they can keep or hang up for other guests to check out throughout the night, or have a highlight of the year board to sign.
Get the guests revved up with some festive NYE music such as the NYE 2023 Playlist linked HERE.
A dance floor is a big bonus for guests who want to dance out last year, and dance in the New Year. People tend to scout out places with dancing when it comes to NYE celebrating.
Photo Booth & Photography
There are so many different types of party photo booths to choose from these days. Some of the choices are the 360° Video, Open Air Photo, Magic Mirror, NYE Barbie Box, Glam Photo, Green Screens , or create one yourself. Or have it delivered to you with Booth By Mail!
Cocktails & Mocktails
This is the time to make your drinks stand out as guests will be snapping and sharing photos more than any other day of the year. Add some eco-friendly Decorative Garnish Picks or Drink Stirrers to your delicious cocktails and mocktails. You can even get them customized! See HERE.
Appetizers & Desserts
For an easy and eco-friendly way to serve up lots of guests, try a large charcuterie board. Or create a buffet bar. Some bites include a variety of appetizers like poppers, mozzarella sticks, egg rolls, potato skins, mini tacos, taquitos, chips, salsa, etc. You can create a s'mores station for a fun dessert experience. Use disposable serveware such as Boats, Cones, and Palm Leaf Plates for easy clean up! Don't forget Agave Straws and Bamboo Utensils.
Keep in mind that all these tips can help bring a better experience to your guests. NYE night out, in turn, will get them to stay eating and drinking longer. And, of course, they will remember the night, the memories, and the experience for many years to come. Which all will help boost sales!