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Posted On Dec 23, 2019

blog 1We all want to give our new year the right start, but let’s admit, it’s getting expensive, tiring, and time-consuming to be a part of any concert, gala, club, or even a simple dining experience at your favorite restaurant. But, that shouldn’t stop you from having the best New Year’s Eve, right?

So, here are our top 7 ideas to have a chic at-home party:

1. Bonfire and music night in your backyard

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A bonfire in the frosty night with a glass of wine, munchies, and your loved ones. Sounds magical, isn’t it? The best part about this setup is that it doesn’t require much arrangement. Here’s how you can do it:

· Clear your backyard and take out your fire pit to create your bonfire.

· Make sure you place all the folding chairs or poufs at a distance that is comfortable, safe and warm.

· Keep blankets, gloves, and woolen caps near the seating arrangement for easy access.

· Ensure fire-safety and keep an extinguisher nearby.

Additionally, if you love cooking, you can easily whip up some easy appetizer, or if you’re too lazy to do that and still want your guests to be satiated, you can order some delicious appetizers and desserts.

2. Host a barbeque evening

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They say the family that eats together stays together, but the family that cooks together gets even closer. So, how about roasting or grilling your food together while pouring your heart out to your loved ones? Sounds interesting? Here’s how you can host a barbeque evening

· Do the prep before your guests arrive. Make sure all the food is prepared well in advance and is ready to go on the grill when your guests arrive. Keep all the side dishes assembled and cooked as needed.

· Arrange enough gas or charcoal required for cooking.

· Keep a spray bottle handy for small flare-ups and a fire extinguisher for the emergency situation.

Don’t forget to keep some holiday appetizers handy for your guests. You certainly don’t want them to starve while cooking. So, either cook or order some finger food for the evening in advance.

3. Be the DJ of Your Party

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It’s simple and fun! All you’ve got to do is free-up your hall, terrace, or porch and turn it into a dance floor. Use lights and some glittery décor to glam up the ambiance. Make a personalized playlist. Create a medley of popular dance numbers; you can easily do with a variety of apps available online.

Additionally, you can add a few songs in which you connect with your guests and invite them on the floor to do a solo, group, or a couple performance. Keep this part a secret and surprise them by calling out their names. While you do all this, don’t forget to arrange beverages, food, and some delicious appetizers.

4. Theme dress-up or costume-party

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Theme parties require a fair bit of effort not only from the host but also from the attendees. So, planning is key here. It’ll be worth it. Here’s how you can do it:

· Shortlist an interesting theme that is easy to plan for the party.

· Give advance notice so that the guests can arrange for costumes.

· Pay attention to the décor and align it perfectly with the theme. Also, name the appetizers and beverages accordingly.

5. Organize an In-House Master Chef Contest
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It’s fun, but it requires some knack to pull off this event without creating a mess in your kitchen. Here are two ways you can do this:

· The first rule is to limit the ingredient list. Just 3-4 ingredients with limited quantity and microwave, grill, or induction-based cooking can do. Let the participants prepare a meal and the rest of you can enjoy being Gordon Ramsey for a day.

· Alternatively, you can allocate easy recipes to your family and friends who love cooking and let others rate and enjoy the food.

· While you let your guests do the cooking remember they are there for enjoyment too. So, take care of their hunger pangs and order some tasty appetizers and beverages in advance to set the mood of the party.

6. Ring in the new year by lazing around

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Netflix, drinks, munchies, a comfy couch, and a warm blanket; does that sound like you? Now, find people who love doing this and do it all together. Discuss and download your favorite comedy show or horror flick and let your guests choose their favorite spot.

Keep the drinks and hor 'd oeuvres at arm's length to the seating arrangements, dim the light and kick-start the fun. Let the show or movie end at 12 O’clock so you can make eye contact with others and cheer for the arrival of New Year and then go back to watching more or doze off. It’s a perfect plan for introverts and ambiverts.

7. Year-in-review and predictions for the new yearblog 8


You’ve got to do a bit of homework here before you call in your guests to enjoy the last night of the year. Take more interest in your guest’s life. Know their personal and professional achievements and also some fun things they did last year. Create a slide show of their ‘year-in-review.’ Invite them to share thoughts on the same line. You’ll discover how beautifully life changes in a year.

After this session, ask your friends or family to predict what should or will happen to the other person in the room. Let them write it on a piece of paper and let another person guess who wrote it for them. This can help you connect better on a personal level.

New Year is all about togetherness and bonding. You can pick any idea from the above, mix a few of them, or tweak them a bit to suit your need and you’re good to go. Remember, happiness revolves around food and drinks, so order amazing party appetizers for the New Years’ eve in advance from AppetizersUSA. We have a delectable range of readily available high-quality appYou’ve got to do a bit of homework here before you call in your guests to enjoy the last night of the year. Take more interest in your guest’s life. Know their personal and professional achievements and also some fun things they did last year. Create a slide show of their ‘year-in-review.’ Invite them to share thoughts on the same line. You’ll discover how beautifully life changes in a year.

After this session, ask your friends or family to predict what should or will happen to the other person in the room. Let them write it on a piece of paper and let another person guess who wrote it for them. This can help you connect better on a personal level.

New Year is all about togetherness and bonding. You can pick any idea from the above, mix a few of them, or tweak them a bit to suit your need and you’re good to go. Remember, happiness revolves around food and drinks, so order amazing party appetizers for the New Years’ eve in advance from AppetizersUSA. We have a delectable range of readily available high-quality appetizers which will leave your guests wanting more.


 
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