What You Need At Your NYE Party


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Christmas is almost here which means the party season’s in full swing and the biggest one of them all is right around the corner. While you’re busy deciding what to wear, the hostess should always look extra glamorous, wondering if 800 canapés and a sit down dinner will keep guests satisfied and double checking the booze order it could be worth going back to basics. The last thing anyone wants is a brilliant event held in a venue no one could find, a  fireworks display without the fireworks due to noise limiters and staff that are more interested in sampling the buffet than five star customer service.

Enough Facilities

This seems fairly obvious but you’d be surprised about who plans a party without a thought to the number of guests versus the number of bathrooms. If your venue is intimate it may be worth hiring extra toilets or asking if there are bathrooms in an another area of the building you can direct guests too. It’s best to have at least five men’s toilets and double that for women to avoid any frustrated sighs, long queues and even disappearing party guests to the bar next door. Speak to the venue about sprucing up the bathrooms a bit with little soaps, fresh flowers and extra hand towels. Make sure that they’re clean, tidy and all facilities work as well as having staff members check them regularly through the evening.

Controllable Temperatures

If you’re lucky everyone’s going to be drinking, dancing and laughing as well as telling you what a great time they’re having. While that’s good lots of people in one room can get a little hot, if not quite stuffy. Make sure you have as many doors open as possible or speak to the building manager about their Air Conditioning Services. Not only are some systems portable, but air conditioning can also circulate both warm and cool air. It’ll  automatically shut off when the room is at optimal temperature giving your guests a cool, refreshing blast or a nice warming hug.

A Well Known Venue

There’s no point having a party and picking somewhere obscure, out of town or at the back of another similar venue. Choose a location your guests will be familiar with, print the invitations with comprehensive directions attached and make sure you pay in advance your local Uber drivers to be on standby in case anyone gets lost. Even on the most sociable night of the year don’t let your phone out of your sight and make sure all guests can contact you, or someone you’ve delegated admin responsibilities to. Set the ringer on loud for the longest time possible and check it every fifteen minutes or so.

Somewhere To Hold The Fireworks

Not every location is suitable for fireworks due to noise limiters, zoning laws and even its proximity to a residents association. Look for a large, spacious venuewith private gardens or a courtyard, or if you can’t find one consider hiring a large marquee, catering facilities, portable toilets, and a music system and placing them in a more rural area. If you do decide to do this make sure all your guests are extremely confident of where your shindig is happening!


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