We can barely believe that the end of 2018 is only around the corner. You know what that means? It’s already time to start thinking about throwing another round of New Year’s Eve celebrations!
Here at Mobile Bar Hire, we understand that NYE parties can be stressful, and with bars, clubs and pubs cashing in on the event, they certainly aren’t cheap. So why not keep the celebrations closer to home instead?
From making sure your guests are dancing all night long, to preparing for the perfect kiss at midnight – we’ve put together an ultimate New Year’s Eve party plan to make sure you’re singing in the New Year in style.
Selecting a space
Firstly, it’s important to make sure your house has enough space before you go ahead and invite your entire Facebook friends list. If your house is slightly on the small side, we’d recommend choosing your guests wisely, and keep it to a handful of friends and family. The best way to see in the New Year is to celebrate with those closest to you – not with rowdy strangers who end up causing havoc in your own home.
It’s also a great way of keeping the cost down after the unavoidable spending splurge of Christmas!
Pick music and entertainment
Make sure to keep your party alive with some great music and entertainment! Ahead of the event, prepare a playlist with fun and upbeat songs that your guests will recognise. From Taylor Swift to Drake, an eclectic playlist is a great way to get your guests to ‘Shake it Off’ on the dance floor.
Add a little entertainment into the mix to get everyone reminiscing, laughing and celebrating together! It isn’t necessary to have costly entertainment; if you have access to a karaoke machine, set it up for everyone to have a drunken sing-off. Or, add a photo booth to your celebration with some simple props like party hats, fake moustaches and oversized glasses.
Even if you pull out a classic board game, you can’t go wrong with some fun party games!
Be sure to decorate
The great thing about New Year’s Eve being a week after Christmas is that you can utilise many festive decorations that are already in your home. With fairy lights, tinsel and wreaths, it’ll be sure to create an attractive and cosy atmosphere in your home. As well as this, you could arrange clusters of candles in lamps and jars, blow up gold balloons, spread some confetti or pin up some 2019 signs! Don’t forget to get some party poppers and sparklers – they are more than necessary for when the clock strikes midnight!
Eat, drink and be merry
What kind of party is it without any nibbles or cocktails? Prepare some quick and simple finger foods such as sausage rolls, chickens strips and spring rolls. A cheese board is also an easy option. Arrange a selection of different cheeses, crackers and bread on a large wooden board so your guests can help themselves.
While it’s likely that your guests will bring their own drinks, a good host will also provide a healthy supply themselves! Or if you’re feeling extra festive, why not prepare some New Year’s Eve cocktails?
Mobile bar hire
Add some extra sparkle to your New Year’s Eve party with a little help from Mobile Bar Hire! We can prepare some great drinks was well as serve your guests! Contact Mobile Bar Hire for more information on mobile bar rental.