Your holiday - your conditions
New Year is not an exhibition of dresses and diamonds, it is a celebration of fun!
I'd like, when hosting guests at home, to organize the celebration in such a way that not only the guests, but also the hosts feel the holiday. So that he leaves everyone with the most pleasant memories, he has a fun, tasty, beautiful, magical ...
New Year is not an exhibition of dresses and diamonds, but a celebration of fun, when everyone has the opportunity to have fun and have fun with all their heart. If you receive guests at home, you have every right to declare the conditions of the party, to set its format. My friends and I tried many scenarios and I can say that people are happy to respond to offers to prepare for the holiday in a special way. For example, you can invite all men to wear butterflies or elegant red scarves, declare a color that should be present in the outfits of all guests. And if someone comes to a pink party in a formal suit and pink socks, it will be fun.
Of course, women are always pleased to use the opportunity to wear a beautiful dress. So, one more condition: no jeans!
Before the chimes and after
There are many time zones in our country. And to fill the action with the expectation of the main event of the evening - the chiming clock, you can start seeing off the Old Year at the same time as people in other Russian (and not only) regions meet it. Perhaps some of the guests come from different cities, memories or events are associated with them. There is a reason to raise a glass for the onset of the holiday at different points on the map, and at the same time share your memories.
After the New Year's Eve, when guests have a little snack, drink and relax, you can arrange dances or offer to play something. If you need an idea, take a look on the Internet - there you can find games for every taste and age. My friends and I, for example, gambled in What? Where? When?".
If all your guests have known each other for a long time, no communication problems will arise. But when strangers meet, I want to somehow relieve tension, at least until the conversation started by itself. The best way to introduce and bring people together is to work together. Invite guests to participate in decorating a table or room. Leave some of the Christmas toys in the boxes and ask your friends to choose your own design for the Christmas tree. Very soon you will see that there will be no trace of embarrassment or awkwardness.
Choose a menu
So that the hostess of the holiday has the strength to have fun, there are several options for organizing a feast. If funds allow, you can order catering, delivery of ready meals home. Or arrange with friends who is responsible for which part of the menu. If there is a person among the guests who knows how and loves to cook, offer him a festive master class in your kitchen - it is always interesting.
I love serving meals a bit, but I understand that at home it’s quite difficult to organize several changes of dishes and appliances in one evening. Then let the snacks be on the table. Just do not need to “load” guests with Olivier salad from the very beginning, choose something light so that everyone can not only dance, but also try your New Year's dessert. If you start with a buffet, make a one-bite canapé. Try to choose those dishes that are convenient to eat with a fork from a plate. Sauces are preferably served in separate gravy boats. Dishes containing a lot of fatty sauce are difficult to eat - the sauce risks being on the floor.
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