This has been a great year for us as a company and we are already excited for what 2014 will hold, but not so much so that we don’t have time to give you a few tips to help you ring in the new year 🙂
Whether you are planning a small get-together with your closest friends or a large black-tie party for everyone you know, you will want to make sure the event is fun and festive.
This starts with decor…gold, silver, and black are always safe options to go with and there are a wide variety of materials available in these shades regardless of your budget. Anything that sparkles will instantly add a festive flair to your party and ties in with the crystal-covered ball in Times Square. If you haven’t put all of your holiday decorations away yet, you can use the gold and silver ball ornaments in table centerpieces to add some simple sparkle to the event. You can also wrap large cardboard numbers with tinsel or garland to turn them into a special focal point to the party.
You also need to think about how your guests will be “entertained” as they are waiting for the countdown to the new year. Party games that encourage mingling are great for large groups so everyone gets to know each other. You can use something as simple as the electronic Catch Phrase game or even download the Charades or Heads Up app on your phone for an instant portable game that is easy to play (both offer free versions or you can purchase an expanded version for $0.99).
Consider having several clocks on display representing different time zones. This display can be a part of your decor but can also pull double duty as a form of entertainment. You can do mini countdowns for each time zone as practice for your big countdown. Let’s face it…everyone loves counting down from 10 and then shouting out “Happy New Year!”
These are just a few ideas to help you ring in the new year. We wish you and your family all the best and hope that your 2014 will be full of love, laughter and prosperity. Happy New Year!!