Christmas is coming and New Years will arrive on it’s coat tails. After the Christmas spending, you will need some budget friendly ideas for your New Years Party Planning. The first step, you’ve already completed – that’s choosing to have the party in your own home! That right there will save you money and headaches from going out for dining and celebration! As well, you will be far more safe from irresponsible drinkers on the road!
Ready to start planning? Get your pen and paper ready!
Hang Handmade Paper Snowflakes From the Ceiling
White printer paper snowflakes in varying sizes, plain or accented with silver or clear glitter, can be hung from different lengths of thread or ribbon for a festive effect. You can even scatter some over a table for easy decor. If you glitter them, remember that less is more.
Set Out All the Candles You Own
Set out every candle you can find in your house, and consider buying a cheap bag of votives, which can be put into glasses, canning jars, or even apples.
Make It a BYOA Affair – Bring Your Own Appetizer
Phone your invitees and inform them that it’s a BYOA event. There are a number of cheap and easy appetizers
that your guests can bring, but if someone doesn’t know how to cook or what to bring, suggest raw veggies and hummus, a fruit and nut platter, or a cheese and crackers plate. If someone claims that even those are too difficult, ask them to bring a container or two of mixed nuts – you can provide the bowl!
Serve Champagne Sangria for Midnight Toasting
This is an easy and delicious way to cut down on champagne costs that will be appreciated by all! To make champagne sangria, simply use these ingredients and follow the instructions below:
- One 32-ounce bottle of apple juice
- One 12-ounce can of frozen cranberry juice concentrate
- One cup of orange juice
- One-and-a-half liters of champagne (or ginger ale for a non-alcoholic version)
- Keep items chilled (or frozen) until use.
- Combine the apple juice, cranberry juice concentrate, and orange juice in a large bowl. Stir well.
- Add sliced oranges, kiwi slices, and any other fruit you like.
- Slowly add the champagne or ginger ale at the last minute to keep it bubbly.
This recipe serves 12, but you might want to double up for thirsty guests!
Have a Midnight Supper
After the midnight toast, close the bar and invite everyone to take part in a midnight supper. A baked potato bar is easy, fun, and inexpensive. Bake the biggest potatoes you can find, and follow with dessert!
Responsible Driver’s Bowl.
Have fun this year – but be sure to do it responsibly. As your guests arrive, have someone who’s choosing to not drink, be in charge of collecting the car keys of your guests. This way, people will be more aware of their limit and be safer in the process!
Unique home building loves to see you have fun in your home! Your home is the place we make the most memories, so make them well! And if making a better home for your family is one of your New Year’s resolutions, give us a call! We will help you make it happen!