New Year’s Eve is a great occasion to enjoy with friends and family. So if you’re looking to ring the New Year in with a party at home, we’ve got all the top tips you need to host the ultimate evening.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Food
Food is a key part of the night, and it’s essential to plan ahead to ensure you can also enjoy the evening with your attendees. Small bites and nibbles will keep any hungry tummies quiet until the main course of the evening is served. We recommend preparing a grazing platter to share so that people can pick and choose what they like. Fill it with a variety of cheeses, crackers, bread, chopped vegetables (e.g. raw carrot and cucumber), dips, nuts, olives and cured meats for a flavourful array of food. Pinterest boards are great if you're looking for food inspiration, like this one for NYE charcuterie boards.
For the main course, an oven-cooked dish such as this Stem Ginger and Mustard Glazed Ham is a great option, with minimal time spent watching it in the kitchen, you can focus on having a fun evening.
Finally for a delicious dessert, pick something that can easily be shared between all of the people at your party. This Rocky Road Cheesecake would be a tasty finale for up to 10 people. You could even top with sparklers for the ultimate festive feast!
Top Tip! Don’t forget to check if your guests have any dietary requirements when planning ahead.
Eco-Friendly Party Decorations
If you’re looking to decorate your entertainment space for the evening, try an eco-friendly approach. 227,000 miles of wrapping paper is thrown away each year, and one way to save waste is to re-use any wrapping paper (or newspapers & magazines) and make DIY confetti - simply shred in the paper shredder and keep it somewhere safe until you need it! You can also make hanging decorations and garlands with waste paper, we love this DIY paper garland star idea.
The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Playlist
Another important element of a successful New Year’s Eve party is music. To keep it simple, consider using ready-made playlists or curated music stations like this Spotify NYE 2023 playlist - it is sure to keep to music flowing on the evening. Make sure you have good speakers around all the main areas where guests will be.
The Best Drinks To Serve At Your NYE Party
Keeping the drinks flowing is an essential part of any New Year’s Eve gathering, so make sure you have a variety of festive beverages on offer. Popular New Year’s drinks include champagne, prosecco, sparkling ciders and cocktails. If you’re looking for festive inspiration on what cocktails to serve, read our latest blog 10 Quick & Easy Christmas Cocktails & Mocktails. Our favourite festive drink to serve at a gathering is prosecco or sparkling wine, mixed with one of our Curious Cordials for a quick, delicious and fancy looking cocktail!
Don’t forget to stock up on soft drinks too for those that are alcohol-free or under 18. Build a custom box of delicious Frobishers soft drinks and choose from Fruit Juice, Cordials, Fusions, Sparkling Bottles & Presse Cans, with 23 different flavours to choose from there’s something for everyone!
New Year’s Eve Party Games
The night is long, so make sure you plan a range of fun activities and games to keep your guests entertained and engaged throughout the night. Heads Up is a great activity for everyone to get involved in, it’s a word guessing game just like charades and all you need to do is download the app on your phone to get started.
Or try this twist on the classic musical chairs game with Musical Hats - it will help if you ask all of your guests to bring a hat to the party. To start, everyone stands in a circle and each player has a hat, whilst the music plays everyone passes the hats to the person next to them until the music stops. Each round a hat is removed and the person without a hat when the music stops is out - warning, this game gets very competitive, especially if there’s a prize involved! Some other fun options include playing host to a trivia or karaoke competition.
We hope this blog has helped show you that with a little bit of creativity and planning ahead of time, you can host the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration that your friends and family will be talking about for years to come! If you’re enjoying Frobishers over the festive season, don’t forget to tag us in any pictures on Instagram @frobishersjuices and use the hashtag #frobishers for a chance to be featured.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from the team at Frobishers!