Wedding Ideas

3…2…1… New Years Eve Party Tips!

Posted on December 28, 2014 by Denise Potter

New Years Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year. The glitz…the gold…the champagne! What’s not to love?

Make your NYE party one to remember for years to come with these creative tips by JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions Wedding Planners. And from all of us at New Jersey Bride, have a safe and memorable New Year!


1. Start the party after 10:00 PM.


2. Serve plenty of appetizers and cocktail hour selections. Food stations make for easy snacking all night!

 New Years Eve Party Tips

3. Consider having a countdown for the midnight hour. If you’re super crafty, construct a real ball drop using a disco ball!


4.  Have a photo station, complete with top hats and NYE props.

 New Years Eve Party Tips

5. Use clocks on the escort cards and invitations.

New Years Party Tips

6. For color-schemes, think glitzy gold and silver.

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7. Make it a black tie event.

 New Years Eve Party Tips

8.  Provide shuttle services and taxi services, so no one drinks and drives.

New Years Eve Party Tips

9. Have balloons drop from the ceiling at midnight!

New Years Eve Wedding

10. A champagne station is a must.

Wedding breakfast buffet.

11.  Serve breakfast foods after midnight; Fill a buffet breakfast bar with pancakes, donuts, and morning favorites. Don’t forget the omelet station!


How are you spending New Years Eve?