How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party

How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party. Make your New Year’s Eve bash one for the
memory books! You will need Guests A selection of appetizers
Ample alcohol Party favors and good music. Step 1. Come up with a diverse guest list of fun people,
then mail or email invitations at least four weeks in advance. To shake things up, choose a theme—like
Breakfast at Tiffany’s or The Roaring Twenties—and instruct your guests to dress accordingly. Step 2. Plan a menu of appetizers that people can
munch throughout the night, but think beyond chips and dip. Even if you’re no top chef, platters of cheeses,
nuts, cold meats, bread, and crackers are always popular. To insure variety, encourage guests to bring
a favorite appetizer. Step 3. Buy booze, booze, and more booze. The most popular choices are beer, wine, and
vodka. Figure four or five drinks per guest and,
of course, champagne to pop at midnight. Don’t forget the ice—one 16-ounce bag per
guest. Consider hiring a bartender for the evening. Step 4. It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without noisemakers,
streamers or confetti, and party hats, so put them on your shopping list, along with
that stuff that’s easy to forget—mixers, garnishes, stirrers, and nonalcoholic drinks. Step 5. Make sure you have enough cups, plates, cutlery,
and napkins for everyone. Dollar stores are a great place to pick up
wine glasses; buy a variety of styles to help guests keep their drinks straight. Step 6. Make several long mixes or a playlist of fun,
upbeat music so you can concentrate on dancing instead of babysitting the stereo. Step 7. As guests arrive, make sure there’s a place
designated to stow their coats and bags, and get a drink into their hand right away. Step 8. A minute or two before midnight, lower the
music and propose a brief toast for the new year. A popular one is, “May all your joy be true
joy and may all your pain be champagne.” Step 9. Direct the revelers’ attention to a clock
with a second hand or a live TV countdown to tick off the last ten seconds in unison,
then cue a recording to “Auld Lang Syne” and continue partying like it’s 1999. Did you know Champagne—especially the cheap
kind—causes the worst hangovers!

23 thoughts on “How to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party

  1. AWESOME, start the new year with a hangover and lots of cleaning, and then realize that you wasted a lot of moneyyy ;D
    YAYY :]]

  2. @Basketball323full I'm a girl so I guess I'll change the girl part to lots of boys 😉
    as for the alcohol, any tips on how to get it? x)

  3. @Samantha Lopez you're fifteen. You don't need to be imbibing alcohol yet. Sparkling cider, grape juice or Ginger ale work fine.

  4. You will need
    Fire Alarms (the voice evac equipped in the house and on your bed)
    Smoke Machines
    A Computer with Internet Access
    A THX New Year Video
    An Air Horn
    and some Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    Optional: Love Train by the O'Jays and Silly String

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