10 New Year’s Party Tips & Essentials

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Pop. Fizz. Clink. The countdown to your New Year’s Eve bash is on. This year, resolve to be party-ready well ahead of time and host your best party yet with these New Year’s Eve party planning tips and essentials.

  1. Spread the word.

Sure, a generic email is quick – but a paper invitation adds a touch of class that sets the scene for your festivities.

Gold\Black New Year’s Party*

Confetti New Year’s Party Invite

  1. Set a later start time.

Make it an after-dinner affair and skip the cooking. Just serve light bites like cheeses, desserts and hors d’oeuvres.

Black/Faux Gold Foil Cheese Board*

Golden 3-D Look 2015 Porcelain Serving Platter

Gold Sparkle Design New Year’s Tablecloth*

 

  1. Opt for disposable plates.

This is one time you don’t want to go paperless. Who wants to spend the first day of the New Year doing dishes?

Faux Gold Foil Clock Midnight Happy New Year Paper Plate

Faux Gold Foil Hello 2016 7 Inch Plate*

Cheers to the New Year Plates

Cheers Silver Glitter Design Cocktail Napkin*

Hand Lettered Happy New Year Cocktail Napkin*

  1. Give out favors.

Send guests home with a small token of your appreciation and a fun memory to ring in 2016. Give them out about 30 minutes before the ball drops.

New Year’s Eve Party Glasses

New Year Wayfarer Party Shades

 

  1. Set a dessert bar.

It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it can serve as the focal point for your fiesta. Choose a few different flavors to appeal to every guest’s sweet tooth.

Cake Pop With Orange Firework

Happy New Year Black Gold Cake Pops

Gold Faux Glittery Brownie*

Happy New Year Shortbread Cookie

 

  1. Stock a Self-Serve Bar

Unless you’re a Kardashian, you probably won’t have a bartender on hand mixing up specialty cocktails. Make sure you set the bar up for self-service. Budget for two pounds of ice per person and plan on 3-4 drinks per guest—though you know your fellow partiers best.

Personalized Monogram Wine Glasses

Modern Monogram Whiskey Glass

Draper Classic Decanter

Happy New Year Igloo Drink Cooler*

 

  1. Don’t forget the wine charms.

Nothing is more annoying than having to hear the words “Is that my wine?” over and over again. Keep wine charms near the wine station and post a little sign encouraging guests to use them.

Gold Sparkle New Year’s Wine Charms*

 

  1. Dress for style and comfort.

T-shirt dresses are the ultimate in style and comfort. As hostess, you’ll be on your feet nonstop, refilling snacks and greeting guests. Throw on a little black T-shirt dress and glam it up with sparkly accessories and flats.

T-Shirt Dress

  1. Keep cleanup simple.

Make sure your dishwasher is empty before guests arrive and set coasters strategically throughout the house to avoid the dreaded ring.

Pop Fizz Clink Coaster

2016 Square Coaster

 

 

  1. Raise a glass …

In your very own personalized champagne glasses. Cheers!

 

*Designs shown are printed images – gold foil, giltter, etc. not included.

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