Many hosts spend a great amount of time planning the food and cocktails for their New Years Eve party and do not give as much consideration to the type of entertainment they plan to have at their New Years Eve party. This is unfortunately because New Years Eve parties offer a great opportunity to participate in some really fun games. New Years Eve parties tend to last longer than many other parties so traditional entertainment options such as dancing may not be enough to keep the guests entertained. One fun way to spice a New Years Eve party is by playing different games. This article will offer some fun ideas games to play at a New Years Eve party.
New Years Eve is a holiday which is synonymous with alcohol consumption. The popularity of alcohol consumption is the inspiration for one idea for a game to play on New Years Eve. You can play a game by giving each person a word which is likely to come up in casual conversation and writing that word on a nametag for each person to wear during the evening. Guests are required to carry a shot of a vodka at all times and if another guests catches them saying the word on their nametag they have to take their shot and then pick up another shot to carry in case they are caught again. This game is fun because it encourages guests to mingle as they attempt to think up ways to get other guests to try to say their word. The game can be made more difficult by placing the name tag on each person’s back so they cannot see the word but other guests can. This means the guest not only has to try to avoid saying the word but also has to figure out what the word is. When playing this game, care should be taken to avoid the game being the cause of the guest becoming inebriated. One way to do this is to put a limit on the number of shots a person can consume. They can take the sticker off once they reach their limit and the last person with a sticker is declared the winner and may be awarded a surprise.
Games which involve dancing are also very popular on New Years Eve. One game which is a lot of fun is similar to a game played by children. It involves periodically stopping the music while guests are dancing. Each time the music stops, the guests are supposed to freeze in one position. One person is designated as the judge and each time the music stops, the judge eliminates the last guest to freeze his position. The last guest remaining is declared the winner of the game.
A casino night is also very popular for a New Years Eve Party. The host can set up various tables for different games such as blackjack, Texas hold’em, keno and other popular card games. The host may also enlist guests to act as dealers at each of these tables. The hosts can either be dedicated for entire night or can rotate every couple of hours so all the guests have a chance to be both a player and a dealer. Giving each of the guests a set amount of poker chips can make the games even more fun, if you inform the guests they will be able to exchange their chips at the end of the evening for raffle tickets for a few prizes. This will encourage the guests to participate in the game and really try their best to win at the games.
The games listed above are rather original but depending on the size of the party, guests can also play standard board games. Trivial pursuit, monopoly and scrabble are popular options. These games can be played either as individuals or as teams. Additionally, they can be played once or in a tournament style. Games such as scrabble can even played with a holiday theme where guests are encouraged to use words which relate to New Years Eve.
Hiring a Band for a New Years Eve Party
If you are planning a New Years Eve party, you may also be considering hiring a live band to play at your party. Hiring a live band is an excellent entertainment option for a New Years Eve party because the guests will enjoy listening to and dancing to the music throughout the evening. The band can also help to keep the guest energized throughout the evening. However, when you are planning to hire a band for your party there are some important considerations which you should make. This article will take a look at some of these considerations and will help to simplify the process of hiring a band to entertain at your New Years Eve party.
Availability is one of the first considerations in hiring a band for your New Years Eve party. New Years Eve is a very busy occasion for entertainers and it may be difficult to book the band of your choice for your party unless you plan your event well in advance. If your band of choice is unavailable, you should consider whether you would prefer to delay your party for a year until they are available or seek out another band to play at your party.
Price is another very important consideration in selecting a band to play at your New Years Eve party. Although it would be nice if you did not have to worry about money but unfortunately most party hosts will have to budget their party carefully. This means the budget for entertainment for the party will influence the band which is chosen to perform at the party. This means it might be necessary to make a decision to select one band over another based on the fees.
Style of music should also be considered when selecting a band to perform at a New Years Eve party. You may be tempted to select a band who you will enjoy hearing perform but it is important to also keep your guests in mind when selecting a band to perform at your party. Ideally the band you select to perform at your New Years Eve party will appeal to the majority of your guests.
You also have to consider the amount of space you have available for the band you hire to perform. This is important because a large band with 15 members will likely require significantly more than a band with only five members. If you are unsure about the amount of space the band will require, ask a representative from the band to visit the space and evaluate the size of the available space to determine if they will be able to fit their equipment and perform in the space.
When hiring a band, you may select a band you have seen perform in the past. This is one way to ensure the quality of the performance. However, if you have not seen any local bands perform, you might have to solicit recommendations from friends and family members. If you know someone who had a local band perform at her party, take the opportunity to ask her opinion of the band. If she recommends them and it sounds like they would be a good fit for your party, ask them to submit a sample of their music for you to review. You can also ask a few other bands to submit samples as well and you can compare these samples to determine which band you think will be best for your New Years Eve party. You might even consider inviting a few friends over to listen to the samples and help you make your decision. Having a few friends assist you is a good idea to help to ensure the band you select is sure to appeal to your guests. Once you select a band, you should ask to view their contract and carefully review the contract to ensure you do not object to any of the contract terms.