Go through these splendid New Year Party Ideas and have a rocking New Year celebration.
First of all, sit down and decide who are the persons you would like to invite to your New Year party? Then write down their names in a piece of paper. Make sure that your invitations are sent about 2 weeks before the party. This is because many people have a habit of making their New Year plans well in advance. You can buy or make the invitations in many fun themes. Sending out homemade invitations is however, more advisable, for handcrafted things have a special, personal appeal and can make your pals feel more excited about your party. It is nice to relate the invitation cards with your party theme. Like, if you are holding a party with a clock-theme you can send out invitations in the shape of clocks in round boxes bearing the name of the invitee and an image of a clock on top. You can use some of your party-hat supplies for the invitations: glitter, markers, etc. Deliver your invites personally. Request RSVPs by phone or e-mail one week before the party. Guests, no matter their ages, have an obligation to RSVP by the requested date and to dress appropriately for the planned event.
The text of your invitation should clearly mention the following things:
1) The party occasion
2) Day and date of party;
3) The party host (provide your first and last name to avoid confusion)
4) Your address - directions to reach to your party zone, nearest landmarks. If possible, enclose a direction map along with your invitation.
5) Menu for the party - state whether it will be a veg or a non-veg party.
6) The duration of your party
7) Party dress code, if any. (If you want friends to wear sleeping gowns to a Slumber Party or dress-up for a Princess Party, suggest this on the invitation)
8) RSVP deadline (phone number and e-mail address should be provided).
Be sure to include any special information or requests.
Having a theme can work wonders for your party. A theme is in fact, a primary requirement for any party so that decorations can be done accordingly. And we all like theme parties, don't we? If you are a girl, a Princess party is great for you and your friends. A Pirate party is the right theme if you are a boy. You can also try out other popular New Year themes like the Celebrity theme or the Fancy dress theme. The retro theme is also a great hit these days. You can announce a prize for the best dressed person.
A brilliant decoration goes a long way to create the right ambience for any party and making it a memorable and outstanding one. A New Year Party is not any deviation. Don't forget to decorate your house according to the theme of the party. It can also be adorned with New Year greetings, banners, bunches of flowers and streamers. Light up the outdoors and indoors of your house to add that extra sparkle to the celebrations. To know more about New Year decorations, click here (link to New Year Decoration ideas).
Some great music and dance can make a great New Year party. If you can arrange it, certainly hold a dance competition for you and your friends at this New Year bash. Or you can simply have a wild time dancing to chartbusting songs in the countdown to the new year. Throw your hats up, blow the noisemakers and scatter the confetti all around as the clock strikes twelve.
What's a New Year party without some lip-smacking foods to bite into? Plan a menu according to the tastes and preferences of your guests and lay out a buffet, if possible. Though most of us like to have non-veg food on New Year, make sure that you have adequate provisions for the vegetarians among your guests as well. Have a list of them all. Serve the New Year cake at the end of the dinner. You can prepare a few items by yourself, like the sugar cookies or pizzas. The menu can be as simple or elaborate as your parents want.
Several days before the party, sit down with your parents and decide what kinds of games to play in the hours to New Year. You can skip the dress and dance contests and play some exciting games instead. Some wonderful pastimes besides board and card games, are more active games such as charades and Twister. If you have a big backyard and it’s not too cold outside on the party night, you can also play sardines. Sardines is a hide-and-seek game in which only one person hides at the beginning, only to be found out by several others who squeeze into the hiding spot. The last person to find everyone hides in the next round. Or you can also play Volley Balloon. Another cool pastime is making a time capsule. Hand over to each of your friends a form to be filled that consists of questions like what do you want to be when you grow up, where do you think you will be in ten years, etc. Bury the time capsule to be opened after ten years. It would give you such strange feeling when you look back at yourself ten years hence.
And lastly, don't forget to hand out party favors to your guests. Party favors are a sweet way to thank your guests for attending your party and for their great gifts. It ends the festivities on a sweet note and gives your invited ones something to treasure that would remind them of your party long after it is over. Buy medium-to-large size, colorful paper bags and write the name of one guest on each one. Fill each one of these with gift items like party poppers, tiaras, noise makers, hats, blowouts, toys or trinkets, candy, pencils and other such small gifts. For older guests, the gifts can be utility items like a pen or brooch etc. Attach a Thank You note with each bag. It would be better to hand out party favors according to the theme of your party.