If you are planning a New Years Eve party, you might be considering offering party favors to your guests. This is an excellent idea and can offer your guests a lovely memento of the party. Hosts of a New Years Eve party have a lot of options for favors. If the New Years Eve party has a theme, the host might consider offering a favor which goes with the theme of the party. If the New Years Eve party does not have a theme, the favor may be related to traditional symbols of the New Year or may be completely unrelated to the holiday season. This article will offer some advice for providing favors at a New Years Eve party including a few ideas for favors.
When hosting a New Years Eve party, it is important to decide whether or not your will give favors to your guests while you are still in the planning stages of the party. This is especially important if you are setting a strict budget for the New Years Eve party. Considering favors early in the planning process will help to ensure you budget properly and include enough money in the budget to purchase favors for all of your guests.
One idea for giving favors is to offer items which are traditionally associated with New Years Eve. Champagne glasses are popular choices for favors for a New Years Eve party. It is a nice touch to have the date of the party engraved on the glasses to make the favors more personal and to ensure the guests will always remember the party. Other favors which are considered appropriate for a New Years Eve party include clocks and top hats.
If you host a themed New Years Eve party, it is a good idea to give your guests a favor which is closely associated to the theme of the party. For example if you threw a New Years Eve party with a western theme you might consider giving the guests beer mugs instead of champagne glasses. For a New Years Eve party with a theme related to the ocean you could give guests seashells or sand sculptures as favors.
Another popular option for party favors at any party is candy. You can purchase candy in a variety of different shapes. You may opt for a shape which is appropriate for New Years Eve or a fun shape which is completely unrelated to the occasion.
A truly unique and fun idea for providing favors for a New Years Eve party is to ask each guest to bring a party favor to the New Years Eve party. The guests can either purchase a favor for the purpose of the party or they can bring a favor they received at another party. The favors can either be practically, whimsical, nostalgic or even silly. As the guests arrive you can collect the favors and place them at each place setting under an opaque cloth. Then as the guests are seated they can take turns unveiling their favor. The guest who provided the favor can either tell the true story of how they acquired the favor or they can make up the story about the favor. This way the favors also provide entertainment for the guests.
New Years Eve Party Planning on a Budget
In general New Years Eve party planning is not a difficult process. There are a number of standard elements which are common in any type of party such as invitations, location, food, beverages and entertainment which should be considered but beside from that there aren’t many unique aspects of a New Years Eve party which require special consideration. The late hour of a New Years Eve party is somewhat unusual and results in some unique food option such as offering cocktails and appetizers in the evening and cocktails such as the Bloody Mary and the Mimosa in the morning along with a breakfast buffet. However, New Years Eve party planning does prevent a challenge when it is necessary to complete this planning on a tight budget. This article will provide some tips for planning and executing a memorable New Years Eve party on a tight budget.
The first step in planning a New Years Eve party on a budget is to establish an ultimate budget. Once this is done, you can list all of the individual aspects of the party such as invitations, decorations, location, food, beverages and entertainment and determine the percentage of your total budget you wish to spend on each of these components.
When planning a New Years Eve party on a budget, it is important to carefully consider the guest list for the party. This is important because the number of the guests you invite may dictate the location of the party. For example if you are planning a relatively small party, you will likely be able to host the home either in your own home or in the home of a friend. However, if you plan to invite a large number of people, you might have to consider holding the party in a restaurant or a catering hall. This is significant when you are on a tight budget because these facilities charge a usage fee and may require you to use their catering services as well which can be costly. For this reason you should consider limiting your guest list to a size which your home can accommodate.
Food is a very important party of any New Years Eve party. After you have determined the budget for food at the party, you can start to consider your options for providing food for your guests. The most expensive option will likely be to provide a catered sit down dinner for your guests. This option is expensive but many guests enjoy the elegance of this option. If this is important to you, you should consider devoting a large portion of your budget to food. However, there are much less expensive ways to feed your guests at a New Years Eve party. Other popular options include providing appetizers only or putting out a buffet of homemade foods for your guests. Both of these options will be considerably less expensive than providing a sit down dinner with multiple courses. If you are hosting the party in a home, you could even consider making the event a potluck to drastically reduce the cost of food. You could prepare a main course item and ask your guests to bring appetizers, side dishes, salads and desserts.
There are many affordable options for entertainment when you are planning a New Years Eve party on a budget. Music is one of the most popular options for entertainment at any party but you do not have to incur the expense of hiring a band or a DJ to host the party. Although these can be a lot of fun, you can also provide your own music with a simple CD player and a set of speakers. You can even make the party more fun by asking each guest to bring along a few of their own CDs and have everyone at the party take a turn playing DJ for an hour during the party.