All The Essentials To Prepare For A New Year’s Party Your Guests Will Remember

  • All The Essentials To Prepare For A New Year's Party Your Guests Will Remember

With 2021 nearly behind us, it’s time to celebrate! After a difficult year, we’re all looking forward to ringing in 2022 in style. However, for those of us who would still rather not brave the cold and crowds, celebrating at home, either at a masked, vaccinated gathering or over zoom with a group, might still seem like a safer, more relaxed option. After all, why not have some family and friends over to safely ring in the start of a new year? With some planning and a few essentials, you can prepare for a last-minute new year’s gathering your guests will remember all through 2022.

Think About Your Theme

Choosing a theme before you start planning can make everything easier. There’s no need to get too complicated or overthink your theme – a simple color scheme or decorative motif can be enough to get your ideas rolling and help you harmonize your food, drinks, and decor. A simple gold and glitter motif is a classic for a reason, and makes it easy to plan fun decorations, foods, and drinks for your guests. If you’re a bit more ambitious, setting a more immersive motif can help get your guests in on the fun — whether you decide to go with a swanky black tie affair, a classic white party, or a more casual pajama party, creating a theme makes every aspect of party planning easier.

Plan One Or Two Signature Appetizers And Drinks

Ambitious goal setting certainly has its place in planning for the new year, but not in planning for your new year’s eve party. Slimming down the menu, and making sure that at least some of the work can be done well in advance, can help to ensure that you’re not running yourself ragged on the day of your event. And as you’re getting ready in advance, check out our list of tips for cleaning to prepare for a holiday gathering for more tricks to make the day of the event seem like a breeze.

Pre-mixed drinks are a must, and can make even an amateur seem like a talented mixologist. A holiday-themed champagne punch can be a fun way to incorporate the signature drink of ringing in the new year, and can be prepared shortly before guests arrive. As for food, having a variety of cold and hot appetizers can make sure your oven space is prioritized on the day of your party, and can give your guests a variety of options to snack on. Simple options like hummus or tahini and pita bread, or an elegant charcuterie board take little prep, and are consistent party staples for a reason.

Prepare Games And Activities For Your Guests

Unlike most simple dinner parties, a new year’s eve party can be a bit of a long affair. Having a game or activity planned can help pass the hours from when your guests arrive until midnight. Themed group games like “two resolutions and a lie,” where each of your guests writes down two real new year’s resolutions and one false one can be easy to set up and fun to play. For a more casual get-together, watching a movie together or enjoying televised coverage of the festivities can be a fun way to start conversations and enjoy the time together. 

Set Up A Fun Selfie Backdrop

As we ring in 2022, your guests will enjoy the opportunity to share their experiences on social media. Setting up a fun selfie backdrop with great lighting can be a great way to encourage your guests to take photos and share their experiences. A simple backdrop incorporating a “2022” theme and a few props like feather boas or party favors, and a simple setup can be a fun way to get the ball rolling and keep your guests entertained. If you’re looking for a more old-school approach, an Instax camera can provide your guests with a memento they can take home with them. 

Get Your Guests Involved In The Party Playlist!

Planning a party playlist can be a challenge. Get your guests involved in the process by asking each of them to submit a few of their favorite songs from the year we’re leaving behind. These favorites can then easily be assembled into a great playlist that ensures everyone’s favorites are covered as you ring in the new year. Don’t forget to include at least a few classics like Auld Lang Syne or What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve to round out the list. 

Don’t Tackle Party Preparations Or Cleanup Alone!

As you’re making your plans for a fun, safe, and festive new year’s eve, make sure you’re getting help with the toughest jobs! Hiring a professional cleaner to get your home ready for guests or to handle cleanup after the event breaks up can ensure that you get the most fun out of your event. After all, shouldn’t one of your new year’s resolutions be to treat yourself?

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2021-12-22T11:07:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2021|Residential Cleaning|