Updated: Mar 23
New Year’s Eve is about celebrating the past year and preparing for an even better one, so kick off 2017 by throwing a fun and unique NYE party. In a world filled with social media, selfies and “Throwback Thursday,” you can get creative with how you ring in 2017. Here are five tips on how to do a new take on your NYE celebration for a fun and memorable night.
Revamp Your NYE Celebration
Tech it up.
Capture the best moments from your New Year’s Eve party by keeping a selfie stick close by—they’re a blast to use, an easy way to remember your night, and you can get great pics of large or small groups of people. And since this is the era of instant connectivity, livestream your party to connect with friends and family members from all over the world.
Sure, you and your party guests could play the usual charades or Pictionary, but switch things up a bit and relive your favorite moments from 2016. Into reality TV? Reenact your favorite scene. Been watching SNL? Act out a memorable skit. Sports fan? Let your guests get in on the action and play out an epic sports moment.
Ditch the black tie.
For a fun take on your NYE party, turn it into a theme party. Have guests wear their favorite past Halloween costumes, bridesmaid or groomsman outfits from weddings they’ve attended over the years, or really throw it back and have couples dress in their old bridal gowns and tuxes.
Be a guest, not a host.
You may be known for always having a New Year’s Eve party, but maybe it’s time to change things up. This year, gather a group of friends and ring in the New Year at a premier venue, such as Long Island’s Crest Hollow Country Club. You can still make it your own—have guests stick to a theme (such as everyone wearing red, or for a fun throwback, their college colors), bring a selfie stick and play games at your reserved table and for a small fee, you won’t have to stress out about cooking and entertaining. Instead, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet dinner cooked by a renowned chef, an open bar and a live DJ—so you and your guests can spend a carefree evening dancing, drinking and eating the night away.