Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tips for the perfect New Years Party!

Are you bravely opening your doors this New Years Eve and inviting friends and family for a celebration of the last night of 2010 and the start of 2011. Throwing a great New Years Eve party can be much easier than you might imagine. With a few simple decorations and the right music and lighting you can turn a normal everyday home into the perfect party house. I have found some great tips on that will help you throw the perfect party this new years eve.

10 Tips To A Fabulous New Year’s Eve Party
1.  Keep It Simple
Don’t outdo yourself.  Seriously, didn’t we just come through Christmas? You and your family and your guests will enjoy themselves at a simple party.
2.  Invite Friends
Keep your guest list to people you truly enjoy being with.  Chances are that you just had some stressful family times, so make your New Year’s party comfortable and as stress-free as possible!
3. Keep Decorations Minimal
Don’t put away all the Christmas decorations just yet.  Use silver and gold ornaments to fill vases for New Year’s! Last year, I arranged a display of various clocks on my piano. It was a cute, easy display.
4.  Functional Favors
It’s fun to use party horns to decorate and they are perfect for ringing or blasting in the New Year. Functional decor rocks!
source: martha stewart
5.  Fabulous Food
Each year everyone brings their favorite appetizer or hors d’oeuvres.  We always end up with a fabulous spread including some of the following:
If you’re in a cupcake mood, check out these amazing cupcake wrappers & toppers by Paper Scissors Cake.  They are GORG!
6.  Cozy Drinks
My hubs is a coffee connoisseur, so we always have plenty of that and apple cider. Also, sparkling water and sparkling grape juice sound pretty awesome right about now!
7.  Fun Games
Our favorite group games are Four On A Couch, Apples To Apples, Catch Phrase & Taboo. We love to laugh and our parties are never quiet.  Fun!
8.  Time To Reflect
At some point in the evening, we all share something that we are thankful for from 2010.  It’s exciting to look back at the year and what God’s done in our hearts and lives. It’s equally exciting to look ahead to a brand new year!
9.  Fireworks To Ring…or Boom In The New Year
I think our older neighbors probably jump out of their skin when we set off fireworks at midnight.  One family always brings their “canon” which totally ka-booms sooooo loud!  Last year it was so cold outside that I watched the fireworks from inside the house. Ha!
10.  Sleep In On New Year’s Day
Did someone say sleep in?  Oh yes, glorious thought!  We usually relax on New Year’s Day and have a wonderful, ham and black eyed peas dinner at my parents’ house. I love traditions!

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