Deciding whom to invite is not the only concern here. You should
also consider how you plan to invite your guests. You have a number of options here. The
most traditional way to invite guests to a party is to mail out invitations to each individual guest or married couple you
plan to invite to the party.
The invitations should include all of the pertinent information
including date, time and location and should also include instructions for responding to the invitation. These instructions
should include a deadline for responding and a method of responding such as calling by phone or sending an email.
Other options for sending invitations include calling the
guests or sending out an electronic invitation via email. Although paper invitations were considered the only method for awhile,
it is now considered acceptable to send out other non traditional invitations for any party or event.
Once you have determined the number of guests and the location
of the party, it is time to consider the food and beverages for the party. Since most New Years Eve parties start rather late
in the evening, appetizers and cocktails make an excellent idea
However, if you plan to start your New Years Eve party
at an earlier time such as five or six o’clock in the evening, you should consider having more substantial food at your
party. You might opt for an elaborate sit down dinner or include a buffet in your party.
Still another food option for New Years Eve parties is
to host a brunch on New Years Day. You may offer finger foods, appetizers, and cocktails in the evening and early morning
but then start serving breakfast items as the sun starts to rise. This allows the party to go on a little longer because guests
do not start leaving because they begin to get hungry.
When planning a New Years Eve party you should also consider
the type of entertainment you plan to provide at the party.
You might consider hiring a band for the duration of the
party or for only a few hours during the party. Other entertainment ideas include have a DJ or playing your own recorded music.
More elaborate and less traditional ideas for entertainment
include hosting a murder mystery or hiring an improve group to perform. These are both fun ideas for entertainment because
they get all of the guests involved in the fun....