As 2019 comes to an end, there’s still one more thing to do—throw a flawless New Year’s Eve bash! To help you up your hostess game this year, we’ve compiled a short list of ideas to help you take your party to the next level. Countdown to the new year with these 5 NYE party tips:
Set the Mood with the Right Light
An easy way to get your party started on the right foot is by making your guests feel gorgeous and relaxed with lighting! Avoid overhead lights which can create a harsh environment and cast unflattering shadows. Instead, opt for table lamps that sit at eye level which will help diffuse the light and create a soft, glamorous glow.
Organize the Coat Chaos
If you’re expecting a lot of people at your party, expect a lot of coats! Instead of scrambling to find extra space in your hall closet after it reaches capacity, invest in a hall tree or hang an inexpensive shelf with hooks to hold guests’ coats. This will help keep your home organized and clutter-free throughout the night.
Set Up a Drink Station
Don’t get stuck playing bartender at your own party. Set up a drink station using a buffet, server, sofa bar table, or any sturdy, level surface so your guests can self-serve. Include a variety of drink options in addition to glasses, an ice bucket, scoop, bottle opener, drink stirrers and garnish tools to ensure your New Year’s Eve bash is a hit!
Be Countdown Ready
The most important part of a New Year’s Eve celebration is when the clock strikes midnight! Keep in mind that not everyone will be huddled in front of the TV to watch the ball drop—they might not even be in the same room! Ensure no one misses out on the countdown to 2019 by placing an oversized, stylish clock somewhere that people will be sure to see.
Be Prepared for Overnight Guests
Make sure everyone gets home safe by being prepared for a few overnight guests. If you don’t have a guest bedroom, make sure you have some extra pillows and blankets around to make up the couch. You may also want to consider a sleeper sofa or daybed, both are great multi-functional, space-saving solution for those that have over friends and family frequently.