Host an incredible New Year’s Eve party with no hassle. So that when the ball drops at Midnight, you’re a part of the party and not the host with a headache.
Here’s a Toast to the NYE Host
As the host of a New Year’s Eve party you have taken it upon yourself to selflessly create an amazing night for the people you’ve invited.
Cheers to you!
There can be a bit of pressure whenever there are guests expected or a party to throw. Don’t allow the pressures to be daunting. Take a deep breath.
The New Year’s Eve party you're throwing is going to be stellar and we have a few pointers to assist you in your hosting role.
Set Up a Drink Station — Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic
It’s popular to associate New Year’s Eve celebrations with alcohol, so there’s little doubt that party-goers will want to indulge a bit.
When you think of a New Year’s Eve party perhaps you also think of the idiom: Champagne wishes and caviar dreams, as well as images of popping bottles off at Midnight, clinking glasses after a toast is given and reminiscing over the previous year, with drinks in hand.
As the host, you can make things easier on you by setting up a drink station so that your guests can help themselves. Include everything from alcohol, to mixers, to non-alcoholic drinks, too — like sparkling apple cider and hot cocoa.
And use disposable cups, to limit the amount of cleanup that you’d have to endure in the morning.
Ond of the most horrific things that can happen to a party host at a New Year’s Eve party is that the champagne runs out. To counteract this potential catastrophe, opt to purchase small, personalized bottles for each guest to have at Midnight.
You may also request that your guests contribute a bottle to bring! It's always nice to come to a party with a little token in hand.
Use Disposable Cameras & Create a Snapchat Filter
The classic way of documenting an important night is by capturing moments with a disposable camera.
Try this: Leave about a dozen disposable cameras all over the party and invite your guests to use them throughout the night! Your guests will capture unique memories that a professional photographer would never be able to shoot.
Nowadays you can also create your own filter for Snapchat. It’s so easy! Take a selfie with the geofilter and put it in the books as an amazing and successful New Year’s Eve.
Don’t Forget to Supply the Food!
The best parties have both drinks and food. As your guests drink, talk, and feel merry, they may be harboring feelings of hunger, too. A large bowl filled with chips simply isn’t enough.
Delicious finger food goes a loooong way in satisfying guests at a party. Typically if it’s not a dinner party, food options are usually understated. Don’t make this mistake.
We’ll make it easy for you — explore our choices of appetizers and your guests will certainly be wow'd.
Burrata and Fig Jam Crostini
Old-Fashioned Barbecue Chicken
Cheddar and Chive Biscuits
Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta
Salmon Pistachio Triangles
Cheers to Another Fantastic New Year!
What are you looking forward to most in the New Year? Are you celebrating in your hometown or are you going away for the occasion? When the ball drops at Midnight who do you want to be with? Start the conversation with us. We always love to hear from our readers. Use the hashtag #GetChefd and share your New Year’s Eve pictures with us.