Parties are a lot of work, but they don’t have to be. You can try and throw the easiest party around just for your own sanity. Here are a few simple tips for hosting a wonderful, yet simple NYE party.
Games: Every party need games, so why not try a New Year’s Resolution game. Grab a few index cards and write out a phrases like, “The habit I want to end this year is ―――.” “The good deed I want to accomplish is ―――.” “The person I want to emulate is ―――.” “The skill I want to try is ―――.” Next you read the cards aloud and try to guess which people said what.
Skip the food for snacks: Not every party his to feature a full blown four course meal. Save yourself some stress and buy snacks and finger food instead. Let your guest know a meal will not be served and they’ll eat beforehand.
Get a playlist: music sets the mood for everything, so get a great NYE playlist ready. Here are a few songs to download.
Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra
“Golden Years,” David Bowie
“It Had to Be You,” Harry Connick Jr.
“Mas Que Nada,” Sergio Mendes, featuring the Black Eyed Peas
“Night Time Is the Right Time,” Ray Charles
“Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Rock Steady,” Aretha Franklin
“Save the Last Dance for Me,” Michael Buble
“The Best Is Yet to Come,” Tony Bennett
“Twiggy Twiggy,” Pizzicato 5