Start off the New Year with a meal that’s hard to beat. Create a fun menu, invite your friends, and assign them all a task in the kitchen. On the night of, get to work on preparing a fantastic feast (with the help of a little wine and great music), to be enjoyed at the stroke of midnight.
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The clock is ticking and what better way to celebrate the final moments of the year than with a tribute to time itself. For a countdown themed party, go all out with your “time” decor, from clock-inspired plates to a time machine photo booth.
Colorful cocktail napkins and garlands are just the beginning for planning a party with an explosion of vibrant hues. Ask guests to dress in their most playful and punchy outfits and serve lively cocktails and snacks that span the color wheel.
Play celebrity for the evening with a red carpet-themed party. Line your home’s walkway or front entrance with a red runway and a step and repeat for a great photo op. Other must haves: movie popcorn, a candy station, and a martini bar.
Mystery and whimsy go hand-in-hand for a Venetian-inspired masquerade party. Go big on the candles and candelabras and decorate with rich colors, like chartreuse and sapphire. Get extra points for sending masks along with the party invitations.
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Pamper your way into the New Year with a spa pajama party. Guests are greeted with cucumber water (and champagne) and face masks, and the evening ends with a full-blown pillow fight! The only requirement is that guests arrive in their (cutest) pj’s.