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5 Tips for Hosting a Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Party

If you’ve been tasked with throwing a last-minute New Year’s Eve party, don’t sweat it! Here are some tips for hosting a great party without the stress.

Make it a Potluck

Keep it simple and ask each guest to bring a dish to the party. This will create an eclectic spread without you having to plan a menu. As the host, beef up the table with munchable items like chips, popcorn, and candy, in addition to non-alcoholic beverages.

Snack treat spread party potluck

Make it BYOB

You don’t need to spend hours planning a drink menu to appease everyone’s tastes. Make it BYOB so everyone rings in the new year sipping their favourite spritz. To make the event seem more festive, offer a fun cocktail or have a few bottles of champagne on hand for a New Year’s toast.

Hit Up the Dollar Store

Keep décor simple by heading to the dollar store for some cheap, tacky-but-fun décor. Think glitter party hats, noise makers, sparklers, and anything else that catches your eye.

Plan Some Games

Games can be as simple as charades or a board game. Or you could try your hand at minute-to-win-it games, which are always a crowd favourite. If it’s an adults-only party, you may want to play a few rounds of beer pong, flip cup, or Cards Against Humanity. Whichever route you choose, having games to play will make your party memorable and get everyone in the competitive spirit. 

Friends drinking and playing cards

Use a Ready-Made Playlist

Curating an incredible playlist takes some serious time. Turn to Spotify or Apple Music for a premade playlist. Allow guests to adjust the music during the party and be sure to sync your phone with Bluetooth speakers to keep the volume up.

Your party doesn’t need to be elaborate – all that matters is you’re with your loved ones as you ring in the New Year!

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