New Year’s Eve: Get Your Party Started
New Year’s Eve. It’s a day we all look forward to but can often be a bit of an anti-climax. The clock strikes 12, we all celebrate, watch some fireworks, and then head home. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Oh no, it can be a night where the celebration doesn’t stop, the party never ends, and it really is a night to remember.
If you’re planning on hosting a party this New Year, don’t rely on cocktail sausages and cheesy tunes. Be inventive; treat your guests to something special.
We take a look at five party ideas that will keep the party going longer than a Sydney Harbour firework display…
Of course this doesn’t apply to those lucky enough to be enjoying the sunshine on December 31, but for those in London, New York, Chicago, or anywhere it’s more than a little chilly, then get outside, light the fire, and watch the fireworks illuminate the sky above.
There’s nothing that quite beats the brisk, fresh air when you’re all wrapped up, hanging out with friends. Swap the chips and dips for marshmallows, burgers, and sausages, and why not even treat your guests to a few fireworks of your own?
Bringing the party back inside, you could turn your home into something reminiscent of a Las Vegas casino, encouraging your guests to dress to impress as well as putting on a range of games to transform your party into a thrilling evening of poker and casino games.
Get out the cards and the green felt for a poker tournament, and load up your TV and computer screens so you can play online roulette and blackjack via the Pokerstars, and you never know – you may make a return on the lavish canapés and caviar that you’ll obviously serve throughout the night.
Not want to know who you kiss when the clock strikes midnight? Want it to be forever shrouded in mystery? Or do you simply plan on being so drunk you don’t quite want to know who you’re kissing to enter the New Year?
Either way, a masquerade theme is probably the answer. Masks can be picked up fairly cheap but add a whole heap of sparkle to an evening. Adding a bit of glamour alongside great food will liven up your evening to no end. And after all, it’s how Romeo and Juliet met. Could there be fireworks at your ball?
Not only will people be asking “whodunit?” while trying to solve the evil murder, but also be thanking you for putting on a memorable night of detective work.
There’s something rather thrilling about a murder mystery; it’s why we love Sherlock and Luther, and a night getting into character and solving you’re very own real life game of Clue will be a fine way to welcome in 2015. Was it Detective Johnson in the lounge? The trusty butler in the pantry? No. But it was you putting on the amazing New Year’s Eve party.
Around The World Party
Forget limiting your party to a suburban neighborhood in Nevada or a county house in the Deep South. Send your party around to the world – or at least bring the rest of the world to you.
An Around the World party will bring the best cuisines, drinks, and of course customs directly to your home. Theme every room a different nation and you could be having pre-midnight tacos followed by a slice of pizza in the opening minutes of the following year.
When turning your home into a tour of the globe, you can start in Paris, with the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower hanging over with croissants, cheeses, and frogs legs (if you’re brave), before moving through Italy, China, Mexico, and wherever else strikes you. And who knows; you could even finish in Vegas and have that casino night too.
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