Another year has flown by and a new one is fast approaching. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to get together with the people you love and celebrate. The evening is a time to reflect with each other about the ups and downs of 2018. Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party is a great way to watch the countdown to 2019 and have the time of your life. Hosting a party is fun and festive and everyone will fondly remember it in all the years to come. We will help you find all the information you need to make sure you have the best New Year’s Eve party, from what to wear to what to do…and do not forget who to kiss!
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What to Wear New Years Eve
Ring in the New Year in style with the perfect outfit. Depending on what kind of party you are throwing the attire may vary. There are great ideas out there from very formal to casual. No matter what you decide to wear remember the most important thing is that you feel confident and comfortable with what you are wearing.
Thinking of holding a black tie attire worthy party? Dress to impress as you celebrate with your friends and family. For women you can never go wrong with a formal cocktail dress that will make you feel stunning. This is the perfect time to add some of your fancy jewelry you have always wanted to wear but have never had the right occasion for. Pair it with a nice set of heels or fancy flats to complete the look. For men a dress shirt and tie with a nice pair of slacks is a classic look. Make sure to finish off the outfit with a pair of dress shoes. A store like Dillard’s is a great option for both men and women if you need a new formal outfit.
The great thing about semi-formal is you still get to dress up nice and look amazing, but you can be a little more comfortable and relaxed. For women you can take a shirt that is more on the casual side and then dress it up with a nice skirt. You can also wear a pair of jeans and dress the outfit up with a beautiful blouse. If you feel like your outfit needs to be glammed up just a little bit more, pairing it with some heels or nice flats is a great way to bring it all together. A nice pair of boots or wedges are also a good option for a semi-formal outfit. For men a nice button, up shirt with a pair of jeans is simple and easy way to accomplish a semi-formal look. If you feel like the look is too casual add a pair of shoes that are more on the dressy side
You do not have to dress formal to look stunning. Dressing casual is great way to stay comfortable all night long. For women a stylish option is to wear a sweater with a pair of jeans or even leggings. You can add a cute scarf or necklace to accessorize. Wear a cute pair of boots to complete the outfit. For men you can wear a long sleeve shirt with a pair of jeans. For this kind of outfit, a nice pair of sneakers will work great. These outfits may be simple and casual, but they will still look festive
There is no shortage of decorating ideas when it comes to New Year’s Eve. To keep the excitement flowing through the entire party use decorations that sparkle and shine. The classic colors for New Years decorations are slivers, black, and gold because they give off a classy and fun energy. You can find everything you need at stores such as Party City, Target, Walmart, and even Amazon. Oriental Trading is a great, inexpensive online site for decorations as well.
Here is a list of some 2019 themed items you may want to pick up:
- Party Hats
- Noise Makers
- Utensils, Plates, Napkins, etc.
- Table Cloths
A fun idea is to set up a “Photo Booth” for your guests to take pictures. On a clear wall set up streamers and banners to create a festive background. Then provide a bucket full of glasses, hats, scarfs, and other props to pose with. This not only is a great use of decorations, but it allows your guests to create lasting memories they can take home with them in their camera roll.
New Years Eve Food
Since New Year’s Eve is an all-night event it can be hard to come up with what to feed your guests. If you just serve a meal at dinner time, as the night goes on you will start to get hungry again. An idea to make food more efficient and simpler do not put your effort into creating a full meal instead have some easy foods such as sliders, sandwiches, or pizza to act as a “main dish” for your guests. This will help fill people up throughout the evening. Have plenty of finger foods and treats set out that your guests can snack the entire party. Each guest can provide an appetizer or dessert to help out as well. The possibilities are endless when it comes to snack foods but here are a few easy and tasty ideas.
- Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Salsa, Guacamole, or Queso
- Assorted Chips
- Cheese and Crackers
- Veggie Trays
- Assorted Fruits
- Fruit or Veggie Dips
- Rice Krispy Treats
Make enough food and put out utensils to allow people to keep coming back for more as the night goes on. These are foods that are easy to eat and replenish all night long. This is especially a great idea if you are planning on having a big group of people over. Of course, if you would like to have a traditional dinner that works great as well. You could always go with a classic meal such as grilled chicken, a roast, or ham paired with potatoes, rolls, and some veggies.
New Years Eve Games
Having a few games and activities prepared is a great way to ensure that there is never a dull moment. Go with the flow and do not force your guests to play if the mood or time is not right. You don’t need to play games to have a good time, but they are a great way to keep people entertained and create awesome memories. Games can be a fun way to get people out of their comfort zone and have a good laugh.
Junk in the Trunk
This game is a favorite Minute to Win it game. This game is guaranteed to create a lot of laughter whether playing or observing. To play this game, you need is an empty tissue box, a thick string, and some ping pong balls. Tie the string around your waist to secure the tissue box on your lower back and then fill the box with the ping pong balls. Once it is all set up you have 60 seconds to shake your booty with all you got. After your minute is up count how many of the ping pong balls you were able to shake out. The person with the emptiest box wins.
This game is simple and will help everyone get into the New Year spirit. Ask everyone to write their New Year Resolution on a piece of paper. You can decide as a group whether you want to do funny or serious ones. Once everyone has them written down mix them all up in a bowl. Take turns pulling one out and reading it to the group. Everyone then votes on whose resolution they believe it is. Whoever guesses the most resolutions correctly wins.
These games are an absolute classic and always create laughs. First, split up into teams or partners. When it is your teams turn one person will draw a word or short phrase out of a bowl. They then will have to either act it out or draw it depending on which game you are playing. Make sure to have a timer going that will end each turn. After everyone has gone total up how many your team was able to guess. The team that guesses the most correctly, wins.
Happy New Year
As you say goodbye to 2018 and you get ready to say hello to 2019 remember to take a moment to be reflect and be grateful for all that this past year has brought you. Congratulate yourself,your friends and family for all you have achieved. We hope we were able to give you some inspiration on how you can host the greatest New Year’ Eve this year. Cheers to the New year and new beginnings!
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