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December 27, 2017
If you’re hosting this year, put a twist on favourite celebratory staples. Spice up the traditional Champagne toast by adding a scoop of sorbet and fresh fruit to each glass. Combine Champagne, Sparkling Wine, or Prosecco with raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries for a beverage that looks as great as it tastes. Follow this recipe here. Your guests will appreciate sipping on something special and it’ll look great in selfies, too.
Wear shoes that are practical, sturdy, and fashionable – yes, they exist! Whether you’re at a work party, out at the club, or running for a cab, you’ll want your footwear to last the night. We recommend a shootie like DALE, with its sturdy heel, enough coverage to fend off the winter chills, and beautiful, intricate detailing in the straps and buckles. Grab it in black to pair well with tights and a dress or your best pair of skinny jeans.
Buy a modern instant camera (at a craft supply store or on Amazon) and some funky film options. Encourage your guests to snap some shots together and sign them with colourful markers and stickers. Provide a photo album for guests to add to in lieu of a traditional Guest Book. This DIY version of the photo booth will be fun for guests and you’ll end the night with a book full of great memories!
If you have control of the tunes for the night, feature playlists with the top hits from the last few decades. Start with the oldest songs and slowly work up to the best of the past year. This way, no one is jostling for the AUX cord and there will inevitably be something for everyone. Party guests can bond over music nostalgia: dancing to disco, grooving to glam rock, and bopping along to their favourite boybands.
Phone lines for cabs will be bogged down and even Uber may have a holiday surcharge, so you’ll need to know your plan before you head out for the evening. If you want to use a cab or ride sharing service, call an hour or more before you’re ready to go. Or: consider choosing a designated driver, asking a family member, or even hiring a private car company (split the cost with a group)! No matter what you do, plan early—and get home safe.
New Year’s Eve can be a ton of fun – or a ton of chaos. Make sure your night is planned out so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the countdown. May your New Year’s Eve be full of celebration and cheer!
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