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Tips for Planning the Ultimate New Year 2020 Party

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there’s no better way to welcome in the New Year than with an awesome party! Whether you’re singing the old Scottish folk song or dancing around the living room dressed to the nines, from decor ideas to unique desserts, there is a party-perfect for everyone…

Create your very own custom invites

First things first, you need a guest list! Once you have this sorted, it’s time to send out invites. Instead of messaging friends and family, why not get creative and make your own custom invites? You can start from scratch or use a festive invite template, simply filling in the info and printing it out onto card. When sending out invites, it’s important to keep in mind Christmas post and delivery times if you want to ensure they reach the right people in plenty of time.

Build a disco wall

A fringe backdrop is the perfect photo opportunity and not even that difficult to create. Transform your space into an Insta-worthy paradise with a silver backdrop and voila, an instant fun, disco atmosphere. For a pop of color, add some balloons, flowers or pastel garland. Alternatively, spell out an inspirational quote with balloons.

Create your own headwear

Why not forget about what you can pick up in the shops and instead create your very own festive headdress this year? A glitter-infused crown is perfect for the occasion and is great fun to make too! Why not add a few blooms to the mix and fashion festive flower bands that guests will want to wear long after the party has come to end.

DIY New Year’s Eve noisemakers

A New Year’s Eve countdown isn’t complete without a few noisemakers. Your guests will certainly enjoy shaking some DIY glitter-infused bells when the clock strikes 12!

Add some more sparkle to your champagne

Swap plastic cups for sparkly, metal or copper flutes, which are guaranteed to make you look and feel fancier, all without having to risk expensive (and highly breakable) glassware. It’s also a nod to less plastic waste too!

Cocktails galore

A party isn’t complete without a few cocktails and a bar cart makes perfect sense if you’re having even a handful of people around. Create seasonal cocktails using festive ingredients to create the likes of a cherry bomb fizz, blood orange spritz or a sparkling wine mojito punch.

Add floral embellishments

Decorate bare rooms with beautiful bouquets and floral centerpieces. Opt for hot hues or silver and gold shades to create a party ambiance. If cared for correctly, a bouquet of flowers will last long after the party is over. If you’ve left sourcing bouquets to the last minute, worry not, as online florists such as Serenata Flowers offer same-day delivery.

Create mini champagne bottle labels

As a party favor, gift each of your guests a mini champagne bottle complete with their name on it. This is an easy DIY job; simply print your own using a fancy online template or label printer.

Photo station

Everyone loves to take snaps on New Year’s Eve, mainly because everyone is dressed in their finest and usually their shiniest attire. Why not create a fun photo booth complete with props, and a gold fringe backdrop. Use a disposable camera and print the pictures out after the event, sending them as a thank you card.

Create a count down the wall

The countdown is a big part of NYE tradition, and a count down the wall is another cute photo opportunity idea! This is an easy-to-make backdrop, as you can get as creative as you desire. It’s also the perfect way to ring in the New Year!

Make your own confetti poppers

If you’re feeling arty and don’t mind making a bit of a mess on New year’s Eve, why not make your own confetti poppers? These can be handed out to all guests just before midnight to pop as soon as the clock strikes 12!

Ensure you have plenty of party games to hand

Games are a great conversation starter and are a fantastic thing to invest in if throwing a house party this New Year’s Eve. Instead of opting for traditional card games, search the web and download a number of printable PDF games. You can even customize the text to fit your group better.

One for the sweet tooth

New Year’s Eve is the one time of year when it’s completely acceptable to put alcohol in everything, especially dessert! The likes of brandy truffles and champagne cupcakes will be a hit all night long, while vodka jelly is another popular favorite!

After the event

Whether friends came armed with gifts, or you want to thank someone for helping you clean up post-party, flowers are a great idea. Online florists such as Serenata Flowers have something to suit all and offer next day delivery – simply pick the option at the checkout.

Lily Calyx

Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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