New Year’s Eve is the most popular party night of the year, but hosting your own can become quite expensive if you aren’t careful. If you’d like to throw a party to ring in the new year, but don’t want to overspend, keep some of these tips for throwing an affordable party in mind.
Many people opt to rent party space for their New Year’s Eve parties, but this option is already expensive because of the popularity of the night. By the time you factor in food, alcohol, a DJ, table and chair rental and anything else you need, you could be looking at a hefty price tag. Hosting your party at home may mean you need to invite fewer people, but the more intimate feel is affordable and allows you to begin the year with people who truly matter to you.
Have guests bring their favorite snack and drink to share with other guests. Everyone at the party will have lots of yummy foods and cocktails to try, and because you aren’t left with the task of providing everything, you are likely to save a large chunk of change.
Instead of hiring a DJ or band for your party, spend some time creating a playlist on one of the many platforms dedicated to the task. Include a range of music from a variety of decades to ensure everyone hears something they like.
If you want to keep a slightly formal air for your party, send invitations through traditional mail. Tiny Prints offers a wide range of discount new year cards that you can use as party invitations. If you’re having an elegant affair, try the Shimmering Season card. Plenty of options are also available if you prefer a more casual invitation.