2017 is fast approaching and what better way to see in the New Year, than hosting your own party for friends and family. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or big bash, here are our top tips for a stylish, stress free and unforgettable New Year’s Eve.
Keeping Things Stylish
A New Year’s party is the perfect opportunity to bring a touch of glamour to your home. Unlike Christmas day, it’s not all about the festive meal and decorating the table. Bring the whole room into your chosen look by including balloons and garlands which complement your theme.
Don’t be tempted with chintz, keep things stylish. Sparkling gold and celestial white are the perfect combination to start the year with a touch of luxury. The styleboxe Gold Shimmer New Year’s Party Box offers a complete event styling solution with tableware, hanging decorations and hand-picked accessories. This design also includes a selection of sparkling jars and ombre candlesticks, ideal for creating a stunning table centrepiece. To create a truly show stopping party look, upgrade to the extra’s collection, which includes giant gold foiled 2017 numbered balloons, a glamorous gold sequined table cloth and festive champagne showstopper.
Alcohol is usually one of the biggest expenses for a New Year’s Eve party. Cut costs by asking everyone to bring their own favourite tipple. It ensures everyone is catered for and can often liven up the party by giving guests a variety of new drinks to try. Cocktails are a great addition to a New Year’s Eve Party – set up cocktail stations and let your guests make their own.
No need for an elaborate menu, serve hearty bites for a relaxed but festive celebration. Paper plates make life so much easier when it comes to cleaning up after the party too. You will relish not having to load the dishwasher and it means there will be no accidental breakages. The porcelain paper plates, bowls and printed paper cups featured in the Gold Shimmer New Year’s Party styleboxe are elegantly stylish and yet easy to dispose once the party is over.
With today’s endless choice of streaming facilities, it’s easier than ever to put together an eclectic mix of tunes which can be tailored to suit your guests. If most of your guests are friends of a similar age, it’s easy to cram the playlist full of nostalgic tunes from your younger days. If there are older guests or teenagers attending, you have an almost endless library of music at your disposal to keep everyone happy.
If party games aren’t really your thing, devise a list of interesting questions or quiz cards as an ice breaker for each guest. Ask guest to write down the New Year’s resolutions they intent to stick to. As styleboxe items arrive in a beautiful keepsake box, it would be perfect to save each guests’ card and bring them out next year to see who stuck to their guns!
The main focus of the evening will be the countdown to midnight. As the clock approaches 12, you’ll want to gather everyone together for the big countdown. A confetti canon is a great way to welcome in the New Year with a bang, creating a spectacular cascade of glitter. Alternatively use the dessert as the ultimate showstopper. A cake filled with crackling fountains and sparklers bought out just in time for the countdown, will really wow your guests. Ensure everyone has a drink with which to raise a toast and hand out colour co-ordinated party poppers, hats and blowers, so each guest can welcome the New Year in style.