Including a statement specifying that alcohol will not be served or tolerated at your New Year's Eve
party will help to reassure the other guests and their parents.
When planning a non-alcoholic New Year's Eve party, you still have to worry about the type of beverages you will serve
to your guests. It's not reasonable to expect your guests to not drink any beverages of any kind during the evening,
so you should provide a wide variety of non alcoholic beverages for their consumption during the party.
Beverage ideas include sodas, water, and juices. Additionally, you might want to consider serving drinks known as "mocktails."
These drinks can be made in a variety of styles, colors, and flavors and are essentially non-alcoholic versions of popular
cocktails such as martinis, pina coladas, and margaritas. Sometimes these are referred to as "virgin" pina coladas, etc.
Although the beverage choices at a non alcoholic New Year's Eve party may be one of the most important planning issues
the host has to take care of, it is certainly not the only party planning issue the host faces. It is important to note that
other items such as food and entertainment will also have to be addressed.
Regardless of the type of beverages you are offering to your guests, you will also have to plan on serving them some type
of food as well during your New Year's Eve party. Although this is true of any type of party, it is especially important
to consider for a New Year's Eve party because these parties typically last significantly longer than other types of parties.
Popular food options for a New Year's Eve party include serving a sit-down dinner, offering a dinner buffet which is open
throughout the night, or simply offering appetizers and sandwiches throughout the evening. Still another option is to offer
a breakfast buffet for the guests in the early morning.
Entertainment is another factor to consider when planning a non alcoholic New Year's Eve party. Music is one of the traditional
entertainment elements often used for this type of party. Whether you hire a band, hire a DJ, or play your own music, including
music and a place for guests to dance is an excellent entertainment idea.
You might also consider hiring a comedian to do a short stand-up performance or a group of actors to put on a show to entertain
You might also consider having a karaoke machine and encouraging your guests to participate. You might even hold a "New
Year's Idol" show, with two or three guests chosen as judges while other guests perform. The best performance wins a prize.
(You might add a funny door prize for the WORST performance, as well, for a few good-natured laughs.)