4 Key strategies to rev up your home party this New Year’s Eve
Okay, not everyone is set to go out clubbing on December 31. In fact, over the last few years, the trend has seen a large number of people preferring staying to home or hang out at a pal’s house with a group of friends. It’s more private, it’s sans the noise and fuss, and you are also more at ease in a known space. If you are one of those who’s planning to throw a home party in the next few days, here are a few tips to ensure your bash goes seamlessly…
1) Order out and in advance: Cooking may be your second love, but this is not the the time to wow pals with your culinary skills. Yes, if it’s a limited group, it’s one thing, but if you have a large gathering, organise the F n B through a caterer. Also, remember that he or she is dealing with year-end orders, too, so order sort out the food in advance. You could also opt for a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) potluck.
2) Themes: Most parties would do well with a theme. Popular on the block are: ‘Bollywood Retro’, which will have your guests dress in flared pants and funky retro glares, a karaoke party, masquerade bash with face masks et al or even a chill-out pyjama party.
3) Games: This is where the fun lies, so make sure the games are on point. Go with a fun game such as ‘Two Resolutions and a Lie’ where each guest has to say three resolutions aloud of which one is a lie and the rest have to guess it. Of course, ‘Housie’ and Dumb Charades are other faves.
4) Take home gifts: What’s a party without a take home present? Get little knick-knacks ready in goodie bags and hand them to each guest as they leave. New year diaries are make for great giveaways.
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