If family and friends missed out on your Christmas party, you can offer them another opportunity to attend your fun New Year Eve’s party.
Imagine a party at your home with all your friends and family. Have festive decorations all about, fragranced candles to entice the senses and get attendees in a celebratory mood. Hooray for mobile phones that we always have with us and camera-ready — just waiting for guests to take amusing photos. Everyone’s dancing; there are plenty of party favors and scrumptious assortment of appetizers. When the ball drops at midnight, you toast with bubbly and devour the delightful treats.
Oh, wait. How much does all this cost again? It doesn’t have to cost much at all. Set a budget, plan it well and you won’t have to sacrifice style, fun or food. Here are a few ideas how to do just that:
1. Best Guest Appetizers
We all like to think the dishes we make are the best. But, when sticking to a budget and you want everyone’s taste buds to be entertained, why not have guests bring their own appetizers. For the non-cooks, they can mix various types of nuts and chips in a bowl, crackers and dip, or veggies and dip. Various cut fruits makes a colorful and tasty splash too.
2. Toast at Midnight with Champagne Sangria
This is an easy, low cost, and delicious way to reduce the cost of champagne. Use the ingredients and follow the instructions below to make this tasty champagne sangria:
One 32 oz bottle of apple juice
One 12 oz can of frozen cranberry juice concentrate
One cup of orange juice
1.5 liters of champagne (ginger ale for non-alcoholic version)
1. Keep items chilled (or frozen) until use.
2. Combine all the juices in a large bowl. Stir well.
3. Add sliced oranges, kiwi slices, and any other fruit you like.
4. Slowly add the champagne or ginger ale at the last minute to keep it bubbly.
Serves 12 // Recipe Source: Money Crashers
3. Hang Curled Ribbons For A Festive Decor
Curling ribbon is fairly easy to do and the cost is inexpensive. Buy an assortment of colors and about one inch size looks best. Place them all about; light fixtures, mirrors, doorways, and don’t forget the buffet table.
4. Make Ornaments That Glitter and Glow
Cut out stars, snowflakes, and other holiday shapes using plain paper. Solid color paper works best so that when you sprinkle the glitter or metallic on it, the sparkles show nicely. Hang your decorated ornaments from the ceiling, doorways, etc. using varying lengths of thread or curled ribbon.
There are so many fun and inexpensive ways to celebrate the holidays and bring in the new year with family and friends. We hope you enjoyed our selection. Happy Holidays!