You might have shot your budget splurging on Christmas, but you know you want to bring in the New Year with a BANG! When you add everything up, New Year’s Eve can get really expensive, really quick. If you decide to go out, you have to consider parking fees, cost at the door, and eating at a restaurant, if you are lucky enough to get a table somewhere. But if the cost of partying your pants off in public is stressing you out, no worries, we got you covered. It’s not too late to pull together a last-minute shindig without breaking the bank.
Make it Potluck
Potlucks aren’t just for Sundays. They are great for New Year’s Eve parties too! When you send your invite out, be bossy and just tell everyone to bring a dish. It’s as simple as that. There is no sense in you spending the entire day in the kitchen cooking and cleaning when there are drinks to be poured.
Digital Scrapbook as Decorations
So, 2019 was a memorable year, so memorable that you have the pics to prove it. Instead of splurging on decorations, have everyone send you their favorites from the year and put together a digital scrapbook and have it playing on your tablet. It’s a great way to show off your tech skills and give everyone something to talk about. And as an added bonus, since it’s your party and you are putting the scrapbook together, you get to decide what photos of yourself you want to use. So the one pic back from June that your pal swore she deleted, just happen to be the one she sends you… Yeah, it can stay in the cloud.
Make it All Throw Away- The Easiest Clean Up Ever
I hate doing dishes, and I hate cleaning even more. But a kick-ass New Year’s Eve Party doesn’t have to be messy. If you are like me, we don’t eat on regular plates throughout the year anyway. So, why should New Year’s Eve be any different? But if you really don’t want any dishes to clean up, like at ALL, do this instead. Buy the disposable bowls, silverware, cocktail forks, and whatever else you think you might need along with your disposable table cloth. And when the party is over or you passed out before midnight and you wake up to a huge mess, just grab the tablecloth by all four corners and throw every bit of it away. TAH DAH!