New Year’s Eve is almost here. As we say goodbye to 2016, reflect on the past year, and get excited for what 2017 has to offer, it’s always a great time to gather family and friends to celebrate. Don’t have any plans yet? You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a lavish New Year’s Eve party. Here are some great ideas for throwing a last-minute budget friendly New Year’s soiree.
Have a Fun, Cheap New Year’s Party
Once again, our pals at the Penny Hoarder blog have published an excellent guide to having a fun New Year’s Eve party on the cheap. With ideas like handmade crafts, a killer party playlist and champagne punch, your party can rock without banking the bank. Here’s what they suggestion:
1. Send Festive Evites
First things first: the guest list. You could make a plain ol’ Facebook event, but why not class it up with an evite?
2. Decorate With Handmade Crafts
There’s only one requirement for New Year’s Eve decorations — lots of sparkle — which means it’s super easy to decorate on a budget.
3. Create the Perfect Playlist
Music is absolutely essential for creating the perfect party mood. So, please, make sure you have something louder than your phone to play it with!
4. Serve Champagne Punch and Dessert
Your party isn’t going to get hopping until 8 or 9 p.m., so ask your guests to eat dinner at home. That way, you don’t have to worry about buying and preparing food — and if your couple friends want to enjoy a romantic dinner beforehand, they can.
5. Plan Some Group Activities
Between the champagne, desserts and music, your party might have enough going on — but if it needs a boost of energy, try some engaging group activities.
Get the full list of ideas on the Penny Hoarder blog.