Throwing a New Year’s party is all about going big. After all, you’re brushing off the last 365 days and starting a new chapter. Go out with a bang! If you’re looking for ways to take your New Year’s party to the next level, we have lots of ideas!
New Year's Eve Ideas
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Ring in the New Year in Style!
New Year's Eve is the mark of one year ending and a new one beginning, both of which are worth celebrating! Whether you stay in with your family, get a close group of friends together, or throw a big bash, you can make the night an unforgettable one! New Year's Eve is known for being the biggest party night of the year, so if you've decided to host a party then the pressure is on! Lucky for you, GigSalad has many great New Year's Eve party ideas to help you get started in making this a night that people remember the whole year through.
How will you celebrate the New Year?
The first step to putting together this party is coming up with a theme. New Year's Eve is essentially its own theme, so you can focus on that if you choose. Use traditional New Year's decorations in colors such as black and silver with party favors that center on the year that's about to begin. If you want to add more to the theme, there are many options, so get creative. You could have a party that focuses on New Year's resolutions, a costume party or even a casino night!
Perhaps you are not planning a party for you and your friends, but instead for your kids and their friends. Or maybe you'll have the two parties mixed. Either way, the kids will need their own entertainment to keep them busy (and awake!) until midnight! There a lot of television programs on in New Year's Eve, so you could organize a dance party around one of those. Or you can set up a craft table and have the kids make noisemakers and party hats!
Rock the night away with great entertainment!
The key to any good party is good entertainment. If you have the budget for it, hiring a live band< or DJ would be an excellent option for your celebration. Depending on the venue for your party, you may want to bring in a show to pass the time before midnight. You could hire a comedian, magician or hypnotist. Or you can awe your crowd with acrobats or fire performers!
Fun idea: If you are planning a big budget party, perhaps a corporate event or block party...you could make a mock celebration similar to what you see on the major television networks. Have your own "Dick Clark's New Year Rockin' Eve"! You can hire tribute bands and impersonators that are similar to the bands and celebrities that you see on such televised events! The celebrity impersonators can mingle with your guests and take pictures! It will be a guaranteed hit!
Working out the rest of the details
After you've got your theme, decorations and entertainment all worked out, all that's left is to fill in the pieces. If you're party is going to be big enough to require more chairs and tables than what you already have, you may want to consider finding a rental company to provide such things for you. You also must decide if you want to handle the food or snacks on your own, or if you'd like to hire a caterer. New Year's parties do not typically start too early, so you probably don't need to worry about providing a meal or buffet, but you should offer hors d'oeuvres and definitely beverages! If your party is comprised of adults, you'll probably want to hire a bartender to serve cocktails, wine or champagne. Or to spice things up a little, hire a flair bartender! Your guests can be entertained by juggling, flipping and magic tricks while also enjoying professionally mixed drinks!
If all of this still sounds like a lot to take on, you could always hire a party planner to handle it for you! However, with the right resources you can do it yourself and have fun doing it! GigSalad is here to help you every step of the way as your one stop shop for all your New Year's Eve party planning needs!