New Year Party Planning Perfection

Why is it that New Year’s Eve has the reputation of being the biggest anticlimactic celebration of the entire year? Most people are feeling groggy and tired after overindulging at Christmas time, so partying the night away doesn’t often seem too appealing. Let’s ditch the old notion that New Year is boring and overrated and attempt to celebrate in style. There are a number of different ways you can party the night away, so let’s explore a few key things that you can tick off your to-do list right away.

Food For Thought

Planning a New Year’s Eve party has to involve delicious food. It’s your job to supply enough sustenance for the people who might be enjoying a tipple or two, Getting hungry at a party it’s the worst feeling in the world. Everybody would be miserable if they were trying to dance the night away with empty bellies. However, don’t forget that people will have been eating leftover turkey for the past week in an attempt to finish off the festive leftovers. Keep the food light and fresh and avoid the heavy, stodgy food that you’ve already eaten. Light fish, salads, hummus and dips are the perfect dish for a glamorous do. Celebrating is thirsty work, so read up on some classic cocktail recipes. Brush up on your cocktail making skills and try out some new fruity favourites, which are sure to be a hit!

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Dress to Impress

If you’re hosting a big party you obviously want to look your best. Try out a new style or choose a quirky dress-code. Parties are much more fun when there is a theme. Everybody always has a meltdown before a big occasion and insists that they don’t have anything to wear. Make it easy for them and dish out some inspiration with your invitations, you’ll be everybody’s best friend if you make all the difficult decisions for them.

Vivacious Venues

Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a big blow-out, you need to find the perfect venue. If you fancy getting away from your house (and avoiding the mammoth next-morning clean up!) then consider places like Many companies offer great deals on special occasions like New Year so it’s worth having a browse around to see what they can offer you. Ask them if you can bring your own food and drink and save on some of the costs!


If you fancy keeping it simple, there’s nothing wrong with a homely, cosy gathering to make merry. You can go minimal with decorations and ask everybody to bring one of their favourite foods. If you’re on a budget this would be the perfect idea. A ready-made buffet sounds like perfection!


Resounding Resolutions

It wouldn’t be New Year without setting some achievable resolutions for next year. Have a think about what your passions are in life and use new start as an excuse to get to where you want to be. You can start small and then build upon each goal every month. One of the best ways to accomplish your goals is to take small steps. You’ll be strolling your way to success and happiness in no time!