Firstly, I know that we still have another couple of months remaining of the year, but you cannot leave it too late to make your New Year’s plans.
Christmas will only just be entering your train of thought, or if you are really organised you are all ready for Santa, so it’s easy to forget that New Year comes just a week afterwards.
Many live by the rule that Christmas is for family and New Year is for friends, and if that is true for you then that is fine. However, we like to bring the two together – celebrating with loved ones whether we are blood or otherwise. So whether you are planning a New Year’s party with your close circle of family and friends, or throwing the biggest gathering in your area, you need to get a wriggle on.
Where Are You Celebrating?
Exactly where are you planning on celebrating New Year’s? You may have been on the ball and got yourself some tickets to celebrate with thousands of other in London or Edinburgh, Britain’s biggest New Year parties, but if you haven’t then that is fine, too.
You don’t need an expensive fireworks display to have a good time. After all, it’s the middle of winter – it’s too cold to be stood outside for hours waiting for a 10-minute display. I nice warm venue with a bar and DJ makes for the ideal setting to celebrate.
If you want to make a night of it, looking venues for parties in Nottingham could be the one. The city is well-known for its vibrant nightlife, meaning that the party will be bouncing until the hours of the morning. Should you have guests that you know will be looking to paint the town red, you won’t go far wrong.
Family-Friendly New Year’s Party
Maybe you’re not looking to get crazy this New Year, preferring to welcome in 2019 in more family-friendly fashion. That means having something for everyone – especially the kids who will be excited to stay up late. That’s if they make it through to midnight, after all, and don’t fall asleep before Big Ben’s chimes mark the end of yet another year.
Games always succeed at keeping children interested, it’s just knowing which games to include at your party. Some tried and tested favourites include:
- 20 Questions
- Musical Statues
- Musical Chairs
- Pass The Parcel
- Heads Down Thumbs Up
Anything that is fun and has a competitive element has the capability to keeping children occupied for hours. That is music to the sound of any parents’ ears.
As well as playing family-friendly games, you will also do well to play family-friendly music. If you have a DJ, make sure they are aware of their audience (most DJ’s will only play ‘safe’ songs anyway), or if you are playing your music through a curated playlist, ensure that there are no explicit tracks. The last thing that you want is for little ones to repeat obscenities they might hear from certain songs.
New Year’s Day
When you wake up on New Year’s Day, you might be feeling a little tired, a little laboured and more than just a little bit slow on the account of the previous night’s celebrations.
Treat yourself to one last lazy day before you head back to work following the festive break, because 2019 will have its own set of challenges waiting in store for you. Sit back on the sofa with a cup of tea, put your feet up and chill. There will be plenty of opportunity to run around like a headless chicken over the course of 12 months.