Tips for planning a New Year’s Eve party

JuliaDennebaum4thofjuly3Believe it or not, the year is quickly drawing to a close, and it is time to prepare to ring in 2018!

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party this year, here are a few easy and fun ideas to take your event to the next level as you welcome 2018 and all it has to offer.

Decor is everything when planning a New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Eve is all about glitz and glitter, and over-the-top decor is crucial to throwing an epic bash. Looking for creative ideas that won’t break the bank? Some fun options that will take your New Year’s Eve party to the next level include a sparkly tassel garland, a giant confetti wall (which also doubles as the ideal backdrop for party photo ops!), DIY pom poms, and tinsel wrapped numbers.

You can’t go wrong with a well-thought-out menu

When choosing what type of food you will serve at your party, the first step is deciding what kind of event it will be. Is it a sit down dinner? If so, focus on decadent and festive main courses like this classic pot roast or this lobster mac and cheese. Keeping it casual? For a more casual party, plan on serving up crowd-pleasing finger foods and appetizers like these French dip roll ups, these gourmet tater tots with a spicy mayo dip, or these spinach artichoke cheese ball bites.

A high energy playlist will keep the party going ‘til the ball drops

Once you have settled on the perfect decor and finalized your menu options, it’s time to focus on creating a playlist that will keep spirits high until midnight. A detail that many overlook, a good playlist can have a big influence on the mood of your New Year’ Eve party, so don’t forget about this important detail. Looking for ideas? We think this list of Real Simple’s top ten New Year’s Eve tunes is a great place to start.

New Year’s Eve is the time to mix up those cocktails you’ve been meaning to try

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party it is finally time to serve up some of the fancy drinks you have been meaning to try all year long. If you aren’t sure where to start, some fun and refreshing options include champagne margaritas, pomegranate Moscow mules, or this apple cider and rum punch. Be sure to also serve up non-alcoholic options for those that wish to abstain. HGTV has compiled a guide of festive and delicious mocktails, including a grown-up twist on the classic Shirley Temple.

Festive party supplies will ensure your guests make it to the strike of midnight

New Year’s Eve is all about making some noise and getting excited about the new year ahead. If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party be sure to keep things festive and exciting with party supplies like party hats, noisemakers, party poppers, balloons, and of course — sparklers!

If you are planning a New Year’s Eve party and are on the hunt for sparklers, we offer a wide selection including both 20 inch and 36 inch sparklers at our online store that will help you and your guests welcome the new year in style.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2018!