Planning a New Year’s Eve Event with the Wow Factor

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While you are busy getting ready for Christmas, planning and buying the perfect gifts, getting ready to adorn your home with your favourite festive decorations, there is something else you need to organise: New Year’s Eve.

After all, it requires a lot of preparation to welcome 2019 in show-stopping style. So, whether you are hosting at a lavish venue or throwing a more modest affair at home, here is how you can add the wow factor to your New Year’s Eve.

Set a Theme

First thing’s first: you need to pick your theme. The choices here are endless, so narrowing down and selecting just one could be difficult. You could go flamboyant with the 80s, play detective with a murder mystery evening, or do something a little more unusual with a hipster themed shindig.

If you are struggling for inspiration, you can find loads of cool ideas here.

Arrange a Surprise

To really make your New Year’s Eve celebrations unforgettable, include a surprise element. There are many possibilities here, from fireworks and a photobooth, to rooftop drinks or a boat trip. Alternatively, keeping the location a secret until the last minute can add to the excitement and create an amazing atmosphere.

Focus on Lighting

For any event, sound is always important, but have you also considered lighting? Able to enhance or completely alter the mood, lighting plays an important role. You can do this in many ways, including using different coloured lights for different areas, using string lights for ambience, or fake flickering candles for a cosy mood.

Pick Your Colour Palette

In addition to themes and lighting, every successful event needs a colour palette. This is especially true for New Year’s Eve, where you want the whole party to feel electric and exciting.

For spectacular styling, stick to a two-colour scheme. For New Year, black and white, gold and purple, or silver and blue can work well.

Remember the Décor

Whether a sit-down meal, buffet style feast, or a champagne bar with canapes, getting the décor right is key. For a formal dinner, you can afford to be a bit more over the top with big centre pieces and lots of sparkles. For a buffet or make-it-yourself-station, decorate to reflect the theme, from glitter balls to rustic crates. While mirrors, lighting and confetti can look effective on the bar.

Always Include Entertainment

Lastly, entertainment is a must for a fun New Year’s Eve party. Depending on the scale of event you are planning, this could be everything from circus acts and fortune tellers, to organising fun party games or even karaoke.

Although planning a New Year’s Eve bash can be daunting, make sure to remember these tips to help you arrange a fun and unforgettable evening.