Creating New Year’s Eve Party Plans
What’s your plans for counting down to 2011? Last year, Skybox hosted Midnight at the Loft a fabulous party benefiting a great charity. This year we have the honor of coordinating a New Year’s Eve wedding! We wanted to share some ideas for you to create your own party plans.
- Bring Times Square right into your living room for a New Year’s in New York party. Decorate using classic silver and gold balloons and table decorations, invite guests to arrive in formal attire, and provide a backdrop of the NYC skyline and crazy hats to wear for pictures (find ideas here!). Keep things classy by offering champagne and a signature house cocktail (try something sweet like the Cranberry Punch Pizzaz or the Poinsettia for the more adventurous!).
- Foretell good luck for the next year to your guests at your Fortune Telling party. Transform your house into a gypsy lair using candle light, red and yellow wall hangings, beaded hangings for doorways, and plenty of comfy cushions for guests to sit on. Hire a local psychic to do basic palm readings for a few hours. Invite guests to try their hand at predictions with an Ouija board and provide instructions for palm readings and tarot cards for guests to try on each other. Before midnight, ask each person to write down their New Year’s resolution and collect their answers in a bag. After toasting the countdown, read off each resolution and try to predict whose it was!
- Expecting young children at your shindig? Those of us on the west coast can keep everything family friendly with an East Coast party. Serve punch, cake, and other kid approved snacks like chips and salsa and watch the ball drop live in New York – 9 pm our time. This way, the kids can blow horns and shake noise-makers to greet the new year while they still have energy. Provide a bedroom in a quiet portion of the house for those who can’t keep their eyes open until midnight, and have the more adult celebration with champagne for the true start of 2011!
Skybox Events wishes you all a Happy New Year…best in 2011!