New Year’s Eve Entertainment Done The Right Way – 4 Best Tips To A Great Party

The party of the year is right around the corner and if we have learned anything about New Year’s eve entertainment over our past holiday experiences, avoiding the exuberant cost and chaos of restaurants and night clubs is an absolute.

This only means however the party has shifted to the home and why not? With the right planning you can easily pull off the biggest party of the year without a sweat!

1. Invitations

A successful party begins with a proper invitation. The invitation process may take more time and possibly inflict a little more cost but it is a sure way to know the exact number of attending guests that is coming for your New Year’s eve entertainment. Invitations also eliminate the party crashing folk that would otherwise be sure to arrive!

You will also be much better prepared for food, drink, and transportation this way. An invitation can be your best friend during these stressful occasions and they are not limited to paper. Who needs stamps when you can use your computer!

Create your invitation on-line. There are several websites that will do all of the work for you. Simply create your invitation and e-mail it to all of your guests. It is wise to personally call your invitees to be sure they received the e-mail invite.

2. The Menu

When planning a cocktail party you absolutely have to have great food. This does not mean however that it all has to be prepared by you! Search for recipes in your favorite magazines or on-line and find the perfect hors d’oeuvres and petit fours for your party.

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Then all you have to do is attach these recipes to your invitations!! It’s a brilliant idea to help take all of the pressure off of you the host. When your guests prepare the food for the New Year’s eve entertainment at home you have so much more time to focus on everything else.

This idea works better than potluck because you are still in control of the party. You know what food will be attending so you can better prepare for it with appropriate serving utensils, toothpicks, napkins, and trays.

It is wise to take your plan even further by estimating the service time for your cold and hot dishes. Remember you may only have one refrigerator for you party so beware of the dishes that you choose to serve!

3. New Years Eve Party Decorations

Here’s how to hold a spectacular and glitzy New Year’s Eve party:

Gold and silver is a brilliant theme for a New Year’s Eve party. Gold and silver represent luxury and extravagance and will make all your guests feel extra special and happy they chose your party to go to this year.

Use black tablecloths the cover your tables and sprinkle gold and silver confetti all over to start this theme. Tight gold and silver ribbons around the table legs and virtually anything else you can such as door handles, light fittings and bookcases.

Make sure all your plates and cups are gold and silver or have a New Year’s Eve theme and use black plastic top hats as serving dishes and fill them with snacks, crisps and sweets. Use New Year’s eve entertainment themed party balloons or even gold and silver ones if you can get them to add even more to your room.

How about getting some string lights or banners to drape around doorways to make your guests feel extra special as they arrive at the venue? This will make every guest feel like the guest of hon our.

Present your guests with party hats, party horns and poppers to get the party started and everybody will be in the mood for more New Year’s eve entertainment. Of course, no party will be complete without a home-made punch, so find a recipe and make it as potent as you like (you can of course made a non-alcoholic one for other guests).

4. Have A Bar For Extra New Year’s Eve Entertainment

Again another great way to take this party to another level is to specify in your invitations which alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages to bring fore some amazing New Year’s eve entertainment and fun. Martinis are the drink of choice these days so why not ask your guests to bring a bottle that will contribute to your cocktail recipes?!

Champagne or sparkling wine is an absolute must for New Years Eve party’s so be sure to provide plenty of bubbles for the evening. Although bubble is fantastic on its own, spice it up with a splash of flavored liquor for a new experience. Such cocktails as Champagne cocktail, and Kir Royals make a perfectly festive treat for your guests.

Don’t forget to have plenty of glassware and of course lots of prepared garnish for your New Years Eve cocktails!

Here are a few martini recipes to help get you started!

Cosmopolitan Martini

  • 1½oz Vodka
  • ½oz Triple sec
  • 2 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Lime juice or 2 fresh squeezed lime wedges

Pour into a martini Shaker over ice, Shake vigorously. Strain, Pour into a chilled martini glass, Shake to add ice chips No Ice (Up) Preferred* or over Ice (Rocks)

Garnish with lime or cranberries or both.

Lemon Drop Martini

  • 2oz Lemon Vodka
  • ½oz Triple sec
  • 4 – 8 squeezed lemons (Add used Lemons to tumbler)

Pour into a martini Shaker over ice, Shake vigorously Rim Martini Glass with Sugar

Strain, Pour into a chilled martini glass No Ice (Up) Preferred* or over Ice (Rocks)

Garnish with lemon twist.

Chocolate Martini

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Crème de cacao

Pour into a martini Shaker over ice, Shake vigorously. Strain, Pour into a chilled martini glass – No Ice (Up) Preferred* or over Ice (Rocks)

Garnish with cherries, cranberries or chocolate sprinkles for some extra New Year’s eve entertainment.

Espresso Martini

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlua or Coffee Liquor
  • 1 Shot of Espresso

Pour into a martini Shaker over ice, Shake vigorously. Strain, Pour into a chilled martini glass – No Ice (Up) Preferred* or over Ice (Rocks)

Garnish with 3 Espresso beans.

Champagne Cocktail

  • 3/4 oz Brandy
  • 1 sugar cube

Fill remainder of glass with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Garnish with lemon twist

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Kir Royal

  • 3/4 oz Cassis Liquor

Fill remainder of glass with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Garnish with lemon twist

When you include your guests in the party planning process you can be sure to have all the time and the energy to pull off all the stops and have some great New Year’s eve entertainment.

 

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