If you no longer find interest in heading to the nearest city and bringing in the New Year with an expensive night out, then hosting your own party for friends and family is a stellar option. If you’re looking to spruce up your home decor in preparation for the big night, look no further.
If you’re wanting to serve food to guests to begin your evening, some New Years Eve tableware is always an option. If you’re putting on a buffet and don’t want to risk guests chipping your best china plates, paper plates are a convenient and cost effective alternative. Whilst some white paper plates will give your evening a feel of cheapness, choosing something that fits in well with your New Year theme, whilst not being juvenile makes the likes of this porcelain silver set a great choice.
You won’t be looking to specifically light your rooms in a New Year’s theme, however on an evening, with invited guests filling your rooms whilst enjoying food and drink you need to make sure the room lighting provides a good feel and ambience. Utilise lamps to provide a light feel to your room and make sure that your guests aren’t left in the dark. Just make sure you hit the lights when midnight comes round and you’re letting off your fireworks. Table lamps are always a great addition to a living room, and can then be utilised in your home for the rest of the year, however with tipsy friends becoming excitable as midnight approaches, you’ll need to make sure your lamps aren’t in high traffic, high danger areas where they might get damaged.
When the midnight hour rolls around, your guests will be expecting the party accessories to be dished out. Whilst it might seem like a tacky way to celebrate 2014, you’ll always get a guest who isn’t impressed if they aren’t provided with celebratory party poppers and hats. There are plenty of different options available when it comes to novelties, and you needn’t spend much, as no one remembers a party for the little details anyway.
Depending on the amount of people you intend to invite to your evening, you might need to send out your invitations in the old fashioned way. In the modern technologically driven day, you might feel like a few texts or an email is the best way to invite guests, but if you feel like going the extra distance, why not send out a formal invite. This works well if you’re expecting guests to partake in a themed evening as you can fit it in nicely alongside your theme. The internet is rife with online print services, so a quick Google search will bring you a virtual smorgasbord of results, with the likes of Vistaprint and Moonpig heading the available options.