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Tips On Throwing a New Year's Eve Party

January 2nd, 2013 Seasonal

The last night before the beginning of the New Year has traditionally been the evening of the year virtually everyone feels the need to party with a capital "P." But how does one go about making sure their New Year's Eve bash is successful, and fondly remembered among previous years' parties? Here's some general advice.

Supplies
There's nothing wrong with cracking open a bottle or two in commemoration of the year that was, so don't be afraid to buy some alcoholic beverages for your party. However, remember that getting too intoxicated may hinder your ability to enjoy the night. Furthermore, it's never a bad idea to collect car keys from guests as they enter the party, and make sure they're sober before you let them drive home. It's safe to say your guests would probably rather take a cab than risk getting into an accident.

In addition to drinks, you'll need plenty of food for a proper New Year's Eve party. What type of food you get really depends on what you think you and your guests will prefer. However, most people opt to pick up lots of snacks along the lines of potato chips and popcorn, or provide plates of classy hors d'oeuvres if they have the time and resources.

Invites
In this day and age, it's a little impractical to send invitations to a party through normal mail service. Social networking sites and email are the quickest, most effective way to let people know you're throwing a New Year's Eve shindig. On the other hand, the advantage of calling guests and letting them know about your party might make your invitation sound more personal, and increase the chances they'll come to your soiree.

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