Everyone wants to ring in the new year in a happy and festive atmosphere, surrounded by friends or family and toasting to the hope of a fresh new year! There’s no need to add stress to your holiday plate by trying to plan a massive and labor-intensive party. Stick to the basics and enjoy your countdown to midnight!
Start the party late so your guests are awake and lively at midnight, Set the start time at 9:30 or 10.
Don’t fuss with a full meal! Provide finger food to keep your party well-fed without the hassle of table settings or long drawn-out kitchen time! Bring out the cheese, bread, olives, nuts, hummus, pita, carrot/cucumber slices, popcorn, mini-pizzas or mini-quiches!
Provide Prosecco or Champagne for toasting when the clock strikes twelve but consider also providing a few EANABs (Equally Attractive Non-Alcoholic Beverages), not all guests want to imbibe, but they still want to feel included and festive!
Have a pile of strips of paper, a bowl and some markers out on a table. Each guest can jot down a funny or thoughtful prediction for the new year! You can read these out loud after midnight and guess who wrote which one!
Music! Don’t worry about planning the music too much, let Pandora help you out by choosing a “New Year’s Eve” station!
Happy New Year! Have a wonderful 2017!
-The LUX Team