It isn’t too early to start thinking about your New Year’s Eve party. Venues including banquet facilities and hotels fill up quickly, some booking as far as a year ahead of time. Even if your celebration will be based in your home, booking a great musical act can’t be done too early. Here are some tips to help you plan an event that will take you into the New Year in style.
The possibilities for a themed party are endless. Go elegant and have guests come in formalwear including their best baubles and jewels. Add a red carpet and make everyone feel like celebrities. Select a decade and coordinate the decorations, dress, and food to match. Flappers from the 1920s, Bobbysoxers from the 1950s, or the flower children from the 1960s are all opportunities to liven up your celebration.
If you choose a specific theme for your party, the decorations will fall into place. Whether you create a 20s speakeasy or a 50s soda shop, be sure to include plenty of hats, noise makers, balloons, and confetti. (If you choose an event venue, check on their policies concerning confetti and similar novelties.)
You can coordinate the food you serve with a chosen theme, serve up regional favorites, or collect recipes and suggestions from guests. A formal sit down dinner is the right complement to black tie attire. If you opt for a 1950s theme, hamburgers, fries, and milk shakes are a fun and easy way to contribute to the atmosphere. Add an ice cream counter for desserts, with or without a soda jerk, to create your guest’s dream sundae.
Plan to serve finger foods or sweets throughout the evening for those who like to nibble while they dance and mingle with friends.
You can’t have a proper celebration without great music to get everyone moving. A DJ or emcee is a great choice for a laid back gathering. If live music is in your plans, you can go big with an entire musical group, a trio or quartet, or a singer with back up musicians.
Bialek’s Music is ready to add the pop to your New Year’s celebration. Select from musicians playing every genre you can imagine. Call Bialek’s Music at (301) 340-6206 in the Washington DC area, or at (410) 484-7978 in the Baltimore area to set up an appointment or go to our website at www.bialeksmusic.com.