It’s countdown time for 2020 and we are sure you are preparing a New Year’s Eve party to welcome 2021. We also know that you want your new year’s event to be the best. To ensure the same, we have decided to help you out with planning and preps!
In this blog, Eventswedo has prepared a list of New Year’s Eve ideas to maximize the fun during your event!
Best New Year’s Eve event ideas
Read on to discover what you need to do to make your New Year party a massive blast!
Decide guests and budget
First off, you have to decide how much you are going to spend on your New Year’s Eve party and who you are going to spend it on. If you aren’t sure about the guests and money during event planning, it will be very difficult to make decisions related to drinks, food, decor, supplies and more.
Start preparing a guest list at least 2 weeks before the New Year bash. Speak with your friends, family, and colleagues to make sure you invite everyone important.
Figure out the major areas where you will be spending and make a rough estimate of how much funds you need. Here are the major things on which most New Year party expenses are made:
Think about food
Hosting an event till midnight means you have to feed guests for a long period of time. To get the food right, begin with your guest list. Start by answer the following questions:
- How many people are going to come?
- What kind of food do they like?
- Can you cook or need to place an order?
For snacks, consider nuts, paneer tikka, chips, roasted chicken, french fries, momos, and fried fish. For the main course, go for a dish of paneer for vegetarians and chicken or mutton for non-vegetarians. Throw in some salad and you are sorted!
In case you are hosting a New Year’s Eve bash for a big crowd, you will need to hire a caterer to supply a bigger menu.
Get the drinks right
What’s a New Year’s Eve party without booze? Getting the right drinks should be on top of your New Year Eve’s party checklist if you are entertaining a crowd that loves to indulge in alcohol.
Get a variety of beers, whiskey, and wine to treat guests with different preferences. Since New Year’s Eve comes in the winter, loading up on rum and whiskey will be a good idea. Don’t forget to keep soft drinks and mocktails as well for the teetotalers.
Any event – be it a wedding function or New Year’s Eve – is incomplete without photography and videography. It doesn’t matter whether you have a professional camera or a smartphone to capture moments; what matters is who is handling the same.
There is always a friend who clicks perfect pictures. Find that friend and ask him to click pictures for your New Year’s Eve event. If you are planning a new year bash for office, it makes sense to hire a professional photographer to cover the event.
COVID-19 managed to lock us in our homes and limited the number of gatherings across the globe. If your circle is still cautious of the pandemic threat, then, hosting a virtual New Year bash is a good idea.
The first step is selecting the right virtual platform for your New Year’s Eve celebration. Here are some of our favorites:
- Zoom: Host a free Zoom session for 40 minutes with up to 100 guests.
- Skype: You can have up to 50 people on a Skype call and that too for free.
- Facebook: Use Facebook rooms to start a video chat and invite up to 50 friends to join you!
Virtual New Year’s Eve parties will be big in 2020. So, don’t hesitate to go ahead with this idea!
Hosting a New Year’s Eve at your office? Here are some decoration tips and ideas!
Throw a disco
Great music is the easiest way to get people on the dance floor. Hire a professional DJ for your New Year’s Eve to make your guests groove to the latest hits. Spend some time understanding the music taste of your guests, and coordinate with the DJ to play accordingly.
Here are the most popular party songs in India right now:
- “Bom Diggy Diggy”—Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018)
- “Swag Se Swagat”—Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
- “Kala Chashma”—Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
- “Aankh Marey”—Simba (2018)
- “Baat Ban Jaye”—A Gentleman (2017)
- “Raabta”—Raabta (2017)
- “Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai”—Sultan (2016)
- “Hasseno Ka Deewana”—Kaabil (2017)
- “Garmi”—Street Dancer 3 (2020)
- “MIRCHI”— Divine (2020)
No new year party can be complete without the 10-seconds countdown before the stroke of midnight. Start your final countdown in the most hip way possible.
Decor will play a big role in making your countdown successful. Balloons falling from the terrace on the stroke of midnight will make your guests scream in glee. Fireworks are also used across the globe to welcome the New Year.
If you cannot afford anything grand, make sure that the DJ stops the music a few seconds before the clock strikes 12:00 AM.
While North India is freezing cold by the end of December, other regions also experience the cool waves. The rest of the world too is under the chilly spell. So, we highly recommend dressing warmly! You can never guess how cold it’s going to be on New Year’s Eve. Even if the temperatures don’t seem very low, dress in layers because you might step out for quite a while. If you have a fireplace at your home, don’t forget to light it up to keep the guests warm.
Hosting your New Year’s Eve event under the stars? Ask your venue provider to arrange charcoal pits and electric heaters.
Keep it safe!
Keeping your guests safe is your responsibility, especially during the pandemic time. Even though we kept this point to the last, make guest safety your top most priority during your New Year’s Eve bash.
Tips and ideas for keeping invitees safe this NYE:
- Impose a mask-is-must rule.
- Keep multiple sanitizers at the venue entry and premises.
- Try to maintain social distancing.
- Arrange cabs for drunk guests
- Ensure women safety in crowded spaces
Plan a glorious new year’s eve party
The above new year party tips and ideas will surely help you plan an unforgettable New Year Eve’s event.
Now that we are done with our party hacks, it’s your turn! Tell us your favorite New Year event tips and ideas so that our readers can benefit from them too! Share them in the comments section and let’s spread the knowledge!
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