Ring In 2017 With These New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

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You and your sweetheart are getting ready to ring in the New Year with a pop! This guide is full of ideas to help you make your New Year’s Eve sparkle as bright as the star on the Xmas tree.

For Couples Staying In on New Year’s Eve

  • Decorate the place in silver and gold. Accentuate with black, red, magenta, mauve or other warm hues for a pop of colour.
  • A great idea is to place clocks all around the place as a reminder for the closing of the year.
  • Hang streamers and tiny lights to set the mood.
  • Cover tables and surfaces with glittering paper or confetti.

Set The Mood With Candles

  • Place tiny tea lights or candles everywhere –they make a great centerpiece even when unlit.
  • Candles of different sizes, shapes and colours are really trendy this year. You can add some glitter to them by spraying them with shiny paint or wrapping them up with glittering paper. Just make sure the candles are completely dry before using them.
  • To add to the sparkle, add bronze, gold, silver, copper and other metallic accents all around.

Music

Hmm there are tons of songs (English and Hindi) to help set the mood for your New Year’s Eve. Last Christmas (RIP George Michael) and other favorites from the 90s or your favorite romantic Hindi numbers.

Food

Instead of heavy sit down meals, serve plenty of starters like samosas, pakoras, vegetable fritters, tempuras, kebabs etc. If you are going for traditional sit down meal- serve barbecued or roast chicken or fish and for vegetarians, warming dishes of succulent paneer gravies served with soft naans or rotis. Jeera rice is a must have on New Year’s Eve and finish off the dinner with a hearty warm cake served with coffee liqueur.

Favours

Send your guests home with small gift boxes filled with mints, candy, year planners and other gifts. Before that, pass around plastic bags filled with confetti for guests to pop at midnight.

Going Out

  • Ladies: Wear a sequined top with skirts or pants and accessorize with sparkling heels, jewelry and a sequined purse or clutch. Apply simple makeup but brighten the lips.
  • Gents: Go for jeans and a shirt with blazer and you are set! Seriously: you guys have it so much easier than ladies!

On New Year’s Eve, you can have a pre-party for friends before going out into town with them. Play upbeat music and pour some wine as you ring in the New Year.

Things To Carry On New Year’s Eve

Here is a handy list of things to take on New Year’s Eve:

  • Cash and card. Charge your PayTM account too.
  • Driver’s license
  • Warm clothes-jackets, shawls, etc
  • Charged phone
  • Change of shoes
  • Aspirin
  • Tickets or passes to the party you are going to.

We hope these easy tips help you have a rocking New Year’s Eve!

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