New Years Eve in Western Australia- Holding the Perfect Party at Home.
How are you ringing in the New Year?
Here’s our guide to holding a New Year’s Eve party at home:
1. In order to spread the word, its a great idea to call people to tell them about the big NYE Party at your place. It’s one of the most reliable ways to secure an RSVP quickly. Also set up a Facebook event page so all your friends can see who else is going.
2. Dim your lights and flood the house with votive candles, create a festive, relaxed atmosphere.
3. Buy pink or red light bulbs and swap them into your lamps for the night; you will be amazed at the difference it makes and the atmosphere it creates!
4. You will need traditional New Year’s Eve party items such as noise makers, hats, tiaras, party poppers and confetti.
5. Ask all of your guests to give you their three favourite songs when they RSVP for the party. Create a custom CD or iTunes list with all of your guests’ favourites!
6. Serve a special drink at the start of the party and supply the champagne at midnight. As the host, be sure to provide all the set-ups, such as soft drink, tonic, water bottles, lemons, limes, etc.
7. For your menu, keep the light snacks coming throughout the evening, such as veggies and dip, fruits, pretzels & chips, minipizzas, sausage rolls, cheese platters. Set up a buffet style table.
8. At midnight, there will be lots of kissing going on with everyone ringing in the New Year. So place mints in your bathroom to keep things fresh!
9. Countdown to midnight! Make sure you don’t miss the countdown. Most FM radio stations play a countdown just before midnight, but best have a smartphone app handy to let you know when there’s a couple minutes to go!
9. Have phone numbers on-hand for the local taxi cab companies in case some of your guests need a lift home, or download the Swan Taxi’s smartphone app.
10. HANGOVER packs: As a favour, give your guests fun care packages in small paper totes for New Year’s Day. Fill the bags with aspirin, poweraid & vitamin C tablets. They’ll thank you for it in the morning.
Happy New Year!