The festive season is the time when many people like to host parties. New Year’s Eve party is the Queen of all parties. Even if you plan to host a simple dinner party for your close ones, some decor changes are in order. To make the 2020 countdown memorable, you need to turn your living room into a true Pinterest inspiration. Here’s a list of things you must do before the guests arrive.
Get your living room party-ready
Depending on the number of guests, you need to make the most out of your space. First, put away any piece of furniture that won’t serve its purpose during the party. Also, clear out all surfaces that can be used to put down a drink or a plate.
Remove anything that can be easily tipped down and broken. Remove all carpets in case you want to avoid drink spillage and stains. Pillows can be used for sitting, so arrange them around the room. If the sofa is the focal point of the room, consider moving it next to a wall so you can create more space for dancing or playing games.
Color coordinate festive details
Start by picking a color scheme for the party. For an elegant touch, alternate these colors – silver, black, and gold. Mix your metallics in a bold way by adding gold and silver balloons. Include some fringe backdrop against the walls to make the room shine.
Cover the flat surfaces with black and silver confetti. Also, illuminate the room with strategically placed lighting. Use twinkling string lights around door frames and across wardrobes. Make sure to dim regular lights to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Since your decor is a mix of black with metallics, put a black tablecloth on it. To make it stand out even more, including silver or gold table runner. Sprinkle everything with silver and gold confetti. Put a festive centerpiece right in the middle. You can put shiny numbers 2020 in the middle and arrange finger food around the table.
Create several appetizers even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy. Also, pick those recipes that require just a few ingredients, so you can easily make refills. Your guests can also bring their own food. This will ensure that everyone eats what they like. Make sure there are even some sweet treats like chocolate cake pops or mini-tarts.
Set up a bar in the nook
The most important things at parties include a good playlist, food and a variety of drinks. There are two scenarios you can follow to make your party a success. You can layout a variety of drinks that your guests will love including wines, spirits, and champagne. This is a play it safe scenario. You can also spice things up a bit and offer your signature cocktail.
Write a recipe card on a big piece of paper. Decorate it and put it up on the wall. Position a bar below the instruction. Layout all the ingredients necessary for your signature cocktail so everyone can make their own cocktails. This is a let’s make it a fun scenario that all of your friends will enjoy.
Create a picture-perfect Instagrammable backdrop
A window is an ideal place to create a picture-perfect Instagrammable backdrop. People love taking photos so you need to give them a unique spot to be creative. First, create a festive backdrop. The window is an ideal place because you can easily decorate it. Update your window dressing to something neutral and suitable like honeycomb blinds.
Next, put some metallic balloons around the window and layer a row of twinkling string lights from one corner of the window to the other. Party props are a plus and your guests will put them to good use (you’ll see it all on Instagram later). A tripod will be a nice touch too so your friends can attach their phones easily, set a timer and create some long-lasting memories.
New Year’s resolutions box
You can place this on the other side of the door. No one is allowed to leave until they’ve written their resolutions. All you need is a cardboard box and some pieces of paper. Each guest is expected to write one NY resolution on a piece of paper, write their name next to it and put it in a box.
You will text them their resolution the day after the party. This might even inspire you during your resolution-making process. You can also make a list of resolutions to go so your friends can take them home. This will jumpstart their goals and probably make them laugh along the way.
Make sure to create lists of three resolutions. One should be an attainable one. The second is something funny you know your friends want. The last one should be something motivational.
Remember to prepare a killer playlist so everyone can show off their dance moves. Don’t worry if you go overboard with sparkly decorations – this just means that you’ll be ready to welcome 2020 in style. Hopefully, these tips will make your party glam and memorable.
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