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Sally Perkins

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Little Details that Make a New Year Party One for the Ages

12/27/2018 06:00AM | 153 views

Every New Year, over one million people pack into New York City’s Time Square to watch the ball drop at Midnight. Around the country, many more people go to parties. People make all manner of different resolutions going into the New Year, but if yours is to throw the best party ever, don’t stress over getting the right food, or having enough refreshments. The key to throwing a night to remember is in the little details. Providing your guests with unexpected extras will impress them, and make you the talk of your social circle for weeks to come.

Appeal to the Senses

Making sure people are comfortable from the moment they step into your home is a great way to get the party started right. Displaying food that is easy to reach, and offering a drink are obvious for any party host, but that only satisfies one sense - taste. Try to fill your home with aromas that smell inviting, and encourage your guests to make themselves at home. In addition to smell, decorate your home with festive flyers and seasonally appropriate decor. Adding hats, and whistles to ring in the new year are a nice added touch as well.

Have Activities Ready

A good party comes together when everyone there is mingling, interacting, and comfortable. To avoid awkwardness, think of some creative games/activities to do in case people are just standing around. At the same time, don’t force people to play a game they’re not interested in. If it seems like the party is going just fine without any structure, then let it be. But having some ideas in mind just in case can be a lifesaver, especially if you are introducing new groups of people who have never met before. Having some things to do can help you escape the nightmare scenario when everyone just stands around, seperated with the people they know.

There are a lot of factors to take into account when throwing the world’s best New Year party, but one of the most important things to remember is - make sure that you have fun too. Don’t let a party stress you out. Besides, everyone is there to have fun. If something goes wrong, just roll with it, and as long as you’re prepared, you will be able to handle the challenges that come with being a good host with ease.

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