New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated holidays across the globe and marks the beginning of a new chapter for every person. Typically, the holiday is celebrated with noisemakers, fireworks, and plenty of drinking in a blissful party atmosphere of togetherness and love. If you are planning your own New Year’s get together, you want to make sure that you have all the right supplies and party favors to make it a fun and memorable evening for everyone involved. When you start putting together your shopping list, there are many things you should keep in mind to pull of the best party of the year.
Hats and Props
One of the most notable parts of any good New Year’s Eve party is the fun party hats that everyone wears. No New Year’s party is complete without some fun additions to your normal wardrobe, and party hats are the easiest way to make a statement that everyone notices. However, there are other items you can wear that will also make you the toast of the evening such as oversized sunglasses, feather boas, and other party props. There are really no rules on New Year’s Eve for how you should dress, so use your imagination to stand out from the crowd.
Sparklers and Noisemakers
Sparklers and noisemakers are staple items on New Year’s Eve; especially when the clock strikes midnight! As soon as the New Year actually begins, most large city celebrations have confetti that drops while everyone blows their noisemakers and lights their sparklers. It should be noted that some of the bigger municipalities don’t allow sparklers in the city on New Year’s Eve, so make sure you check your local laws. One of the worst nights to get in trouble or sent to jail is on New Year’s Eve, so don’t take any chances and make sure you know all the laws before you do something you may regret.
Food and Drink
Food is one of those things that many people consider an afterthought when they are planning a party, but it is actually one of the most important parts. One of my favorite choices for party food is to either make or order a really large submarine sandwich that can be cut into several smaller sandwiches. This is not only popular with most guests, but it’s also a really affordable choice. Most sandwich shops prepare for large orders on holidays and events, so shopping for the best price should be really easy.
Another popular food choice is ordering pizza. Most pizza parlors will have bulk pizza discounts to cater your New Year’s Eve party that will be both affordable and delicious. Lastly, you can encourage your guests to bring their own alcoholic beverages to help you save money. You should always make sure you have a case or two of cheap beer on hand so there’s always something to drink on hand, but it can get expensive to buy liquor for everyone and nearly impossible to please everyone’s personal preferences.