As the year draws to an end, it is time to celebrate new beginnings and new things. But what’s the best way to welcome 2016? What better way to do it than with a party with friends? While some would like to dance their heart out on a dance floor with friends in a crowded pub some would like to keep it simple at home.
Here are some great ideas for you to consider. Let’s take a look at some of the better ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home.
1. Royal Party
Remember the roaring the 1920’s? Style and elegance were at their height during this time period in the 20th century. Champagne glasses were everywhere with waiters dressed in black and white formals, complete with white ties. The women were dressed in these lovely and shining dresses that glittered through the night. The men wore Top-Hats and dressed in tuxedos with black tie. This would be a wonderful way to celebrate the party. Go back into the past as you celebrate the future. You can update it a little bit to suit our modern setting. The men could wear black bowties with a jacket and the women can wear evening gowns. Get champagne bottles and lots of silver wear to make the night more authentic and exciting. Have a grand old time as the clock hits midnight.
This is a fun idea for everybody. Plan ahead and make a list of things you need for the party. You can ask your guests to bring appetizers to your party. The point is to get everyone involved. For instance, you could send out a list of items via email to your guests. Have each person pick what they’re going to bring to the party. Someone could bring Chips and dip, others could bring sandwiches. There are numerous ways on how to go about this. You could even nominate a couple of people to bring alcohol and other drinks (Pepsi, Coke, Soda, Sprite, Juice, Ginger-ale etc). The power is yours to choose. Mix it up and draw everyone in to have the best party of all time.
3. Gold Party
This is probably something different than you ever imagined. Inform your guests to dress up in gold color – not jewellery! Ask them to wear something that can add glitter to their attire. You can also have an accessory counter that has glitter hair bands, scarf or gold garland shades with gold for guests to pick up to fit in the theme if they couldn’t make time to dress up. It can come across as a very classy theme as gold signifies brightness and richness. Use yellow lights in the house see how your entire house glitters with happy faces. The night is darkest just before the dawn and gold will certainly light up the night when the clock strikes midnight.
4. Costume Party
This is always a good idea. Just have a good old-fashioned costume party. This could be so much fun if your guests get all creative in dressing up. Just before midnight, you could announce a prize for the winner. It doesn’t have to be anything special. It just needs to be something very creative and unique to celebrate this special night.
5. Star Wars Theme
Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, you will know that December 2015 has officially become Star Wars month. The whole world is experiencing Star Wars mania and it would make a great theme for a New Year’s party. You could have the previous 6 movies playing in the background via a projector with all your guests dressed up as their favourite Star Wars character. You can build up the fun by pausing at a particular scene and you pull out two to three people dressed in characters to enact along with the scene being played. There are no prizes but most certainly, the force will be strong with this party.
BONUS: Fun Party Games – No party is fun without games. Here is one crazy idea for a game. Pass on party goer cards with fill in the blanks statements like – “The bad habit I want to get rid of this year is ―――.” “The new thing that I am going to this year is ―――.” “The skill I want to learn this year is ―――.” Ask people to fill it up and put it in a box. You can pick out these cards and read out loud and let people guess who would have written it.
2016 is coming. Get ready for it. These ideas will only point you in the right direction.