It’s a wrap 2016! It’s been a busy holiday season and now it’s time to relax, enjoy one last gathering with friends and family to celebrate the many blessings the year brought and anticipate the growth and excitement 2017 is sure to bring. Allow your New Year’s Eve gathering to be effortless with our recommended signup list for your guests.
Champagne – Ring in the new year with a toast and cheers of your champagne of choice. Make sure there’s enough for a half a glass for everyone. Kids also love to participate with sparkling grape juice. And don’t be picky about the glasses. Plastic champagne glasses will work great and you’ll have enough for everyone.
Easy appetizers – Having finger foods and appetizers to last through the evening avoids having to prepare a meal and keeps everyone moving and interacting. We love these ideas from food network. Shrimp cocktail, stuffed mushrooms, deviled eggs, mini sliders and more can easily be prepared ahead of time. Complement with a fruit tray, veggies, nuts and pretzels.
Photo booth props – It’s all about taking pictures and posting on social. You can buy a package of props on amazon to be shipped in time and your guests will have a blast. Add a couple of selfie sticks and any backdrop will do – your Christmas tree, outside lanai, a white sheet or any wall. Don’t complicate things – the props, the phones and your silly friends will be enough entertainment.
A great playlist – There are pre-built playlists ready for you on spotify, pandora and any mobile player so don’t worry about creating one ahead of time. Spotify combines hits from the year from all genres. There are also apps that let your guests choose what plays next. It’s another fun way to keep everyone engaged. Here’s an app option but there are handful available.
A little help from your friends – Though it seems like a rather easy event to host, don’t put all of the stress on the venue host. Create a sign up list using ThingToBring.com and add each item to let your friends choose what they want to bring. Here’s a quick simple list with suggestions above to copy and paste in your ThingToBring list:
2 bottles of champagne
A dozen of plastic champagne glasses
Photo booth props
Host sharing is so 2017! Get with the trend. Gather and be merry!