Tuesday, December 29, 2015

7 Tips for Hosting an Awesome NYE Party

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Being 21 for New Years Eve is a lot more fun because now I actually have the option to go out legally. Hosting NYE parties can be super stressful when in reality they should be fun and luxurious. Whether you go out and buy decorations or use what you have and no matter what kinds of food you make, having an enjoyable time with friends, family and loved ones to ring in a brand new year is what it's all about!

Don't let winter weather, space or budget issues or post-Christmas exhaustion keep you from having the best NYE ever. I have your back when it comes to the best party ideas - food, drinks, decor and entertainment for the entire night.

Here's the 7 best tips for hosting a New Years Eve party:

1. Going all out with decorations and party favors is something that never gets old. Year hats and glasses, feathers, tiaras, noisemakers, etc are all necessities for a fun party. Set up a spot to put all of these favors in for people to take and have fun taking party pictures with your friends!

2. Instead of one heavy meal, making tons of finger foods and party hors d'oeuvres like dips, veggies, snacks, bacon wrapped anything, cheese platters - the list is never ending! Letting people eat when they want to and as often as they want to is ideal. You can do the same with dessert foods such as chocolate covered fruit, mini cupcakes, etc.

3. Have an awesome bar cart - the most important part! Be sure to check out my bar cart essentials; having pretty champagne glasses and a fully stocked bar cart is all you really need for NYE am I right?!

4. Get tons of candles with decorative votives like these to place throughout the house. Not only will they look pretty but they give off a great vibe for NYE.

5. Go with gold!! Decorating with gold and glittery decor will set the vibe for the party; and what better way to bring a new year in than with gold and glitter? Put glitter on the table, your bar cart and even get or make edible glitter like in this awesome tutorial! I used that article to try making my edible glitter and it turned out amazing - so I'll definitely be making it for NYE!

6. Have an awesome playlist for the entire party! I like to watch New Years Rockin' Eve but that doesn't usually start until around 9 PM, so great music before, during and after is a must.

7. Make fun goodie-bags for your guests to take home after the party. Fun things can include Advil, a fun shot glass, Vitamin C, mints, etc.


XOXO

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43 comments :

  1. These are fabulous tips to hosting an awesome NYE party! I totally agree that small finger foods are so much more festive than sitting down to a large meal!

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  2. We are not hosting this year, but we are definitely attending two different parties. I am looking forward to them.

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  3. I always go with sparkle and gold when planning a New Year's Eve party. These are all great tips! Finger foods are definitely on my table for New Year's Eve. I've had enough heavy meals to last me until next Christmas. :)

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  4. We have hosted so many parties in the past. A good bar set up, and we love doing fondue on New's Years Eve. So good and fun.

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  5. The bar cart is an excellent idea!

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  6. I'll be going out this year for New Year's Eve but I love the idea of hosting a party in the future. I think lots of champagne is a definite must for a NYE celebration. Great tips!!!

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  7. Love the goody bag idea! And yes to fun bar cart :) awesome ideas for a rocking NYE, hope you have a great time this year! Still haven't figured out my plans but I have a feeling it'll be very low-key. Xoxo

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  8. Love the goody bag idea! And yes to fun bar cart :) awesome ideas for a rocking NYE, hope you have a great time this year! Still haven't figured out my plans but I have a feeling it'll be very low-key. Xoxo

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  9. We don't host NYE parties, but we stay at home and celebrate. It sure would be nice to decorate and have an awesome playlist ready! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great tips! I love to go all out on my party! Our main attraction is always the bar lol.

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  11. Awesome tips! Although I am not hosting NYE party but this year I will be working during the NYE and hosting for the guests (perks of working in a hotel, eh?) :D Wishing you a wonderful NYE and a prosperous 2016

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  12. Yes to an awesome bar...yes to finger food...and yes to gold! Such fun ideas - happy new year!

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  13. The bar is probably about 50% of a good NYE party! And definitely keep the water stocked too...minimizes hangovers. ;)

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  14. I love love love anything gold and glittery. It would totally look awesome at a NYE party!

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  15. We live in the middle of nowhere with curvy roads to the nearest town, so we stay home on NYE, but I do make h'or oeuvres and get the 2016 glasses, hats, etc. Then we just eat and watch the ball drop. Not super exciting, but nice enough for us for now. When we have a NYE party, I will use ALL of your tips!

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  16. Great tips!! Have a great party:)

    Morgan
    byronbirkinburch.blogspot.com

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  17. Hosting NYE parties can be so fun - great tips! They are a lot of work, but always so much fun!

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  18. These are great tips for hosting a NYE party. I will have to try a few for our get together.

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  19. I agree that gold is the perfect gold for New Year's Eve. I think making lots of appetizers is the way to go too!

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  20. I love the idea of having snacks instead of a meal. So much more fun!

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  21. All great tips!
    I won't be hosting NYE at my place this year, but you bet my bar cart would be stocked to the brim if I was.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  22. I love the idea of a goodie bag. You are never too old to get treats even if they are to help with a hangover. Happy New Year's

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  23. I have never been to a NYE's party unless you count London fireworks display so never really thought about what to consider when planning one. These are some good ideas and happy birthday in advance

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  24. Gold is the ultimte NYE party theme! I am definitely excited of helping my friend with hers and going out with some props!

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  25. New Year's Eve for my family is spent at my mom's house. We prepare a huge feast - casseroles, cakes, pasta, pies, and lots of fruit. My mom makes us use her precious china and silverware. They were her wedding gifts some 50 years ago.

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  26. Great tips - I love the gold themed cups. They are beautiful! I am getting so excited for my own party!

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  27. great lists! lots of decorations and fingerfoods and good music is a must! great lists!

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  28. Love the idea of sending guests home with a day after bag! So fun.

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  29. These are great tips for hosting an awesome New Years Eve party. I do think that sticking with the gold color is an awesome idea and having plenty of finger foods instead of a heavy meal is a great idea too. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

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  30. These are great ideas! My new years eve is usually filled with my kids. It is hard to find a sitter on this night. But we have people over and go all out.

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  31. I am now aware I will be hosting the lamest NYE party ever. It is a family party though. The decorations will be what i haven't taken down from Christmas!

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  32. I don't think I could host a New Years party but with this I could do a pretty good job. Love goodie bags at parties - they may seem juvenile but everyone loves candy deep down.

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  33. Fun NYE decorations and cute goody bags are my favorite!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

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  34. These are all very great tips for hosting a NYE party. Simple foods and goodies for guests make all the difference.

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  35. Awesome tips! I won't be hosting this year, It will be another low key night at home with the kids but hopefully in a few years. Great tips! - Jeanine

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  36. Hosting NYE Party sounds cool, I've never been a host a party like this, but maybe soon. Thanks for sharing us.

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  37. Great tips! I have hosted one NYE party in my life. Next time I will incorporate some of your tips.

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  38. We usually host NYE at our house. I assume we are doing it again this year. I won't be drinking since I just had back surgery. I usually look forward to the variety of fun foods.

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  39. A bar cart is a great idea. I like having everything in one place so you don't have to wonder where things go.

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  40. Definitely saving this for next year. I think hosting a NYE party would be a blast!


    Brittany | Southern Soul

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  41. I've always wanted to host some sort of NYE gathering, but haven't gotten around to it. There really is a lot that goes into it – you want to make sure everyone is having a good time, but you don't want to stress over it.

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  42. GREAT tips! I bet it was an amazing party. We usually just have the family but that doesn't mean we can't go with decorations and make it memorable. I love the gold cups!

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  43. Great tips! I love the Gold accessories, it is the one medal I have highlighted through my house. Easy to pull together as party decor.

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