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December 31, 2012

Hosting a New Year's Party


Hosting a fabulous New Year's Eve party is great way to start off 2013. Here are my sugestions for a great entertaining eve:
  • invite friends in advance through a personalizes DIY invitation card or by email to add some antecipatory excitement;
  • choose a theme for the party and ask everyone to dress up for a nice atmosphere;
  • decorate your home with sparkling candles, a beautiful table set, wall decals, a table confetti, glittery ornaments, 'Xmas lights, party hats, party poppers, food stations, gilded elements - all add the right amount of glam and provide your home with a sparkle for a festive celebratory vibe;
  • have snacks, finger food, appetizers, a table of cheese, varied drinks, cookies, cupcakes, fruit, shelfish, utensiles,and of course, the bubbly champagne - a must on this night -  for your guests will be mingling while eating and they will want to feel at ease;
  • provide some extra pillows and blankets for those you will be for some reason forced to spend the night or for those who give in too early ;
  • have a play list that pleases everyone, with different musical genres;
  • ask friends/ family to contribute with something so that all the food stress won't fall on your shoulders alone;
  • enjoy yourself as well - you can still be an excellent host while soaking up the festive spirit with those who are dearest to you!

37 comments:

  1. Love this post and now I really want to host a party! Maybe next years NYE!


    Happy New Year!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  2. Great post hun!!
    thanks so much for visit my blog!
    Big kiss and happy new year!!

    Marianela
    www.mariynsclosetblog.com

    Tomorrow my first video! hope you like it!

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  3. magic pics ;>>

    new post

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  4. Feliz Ano Novo, Aida ! :)
    Tudo de bom para ti e felicidades !

    Beijinhos

    Isabel
    www.blogdochocolate.com
    http://brisa-maritima.blogspot.pt

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  5. Não vou ser a hostess da festa, mas vou confeccionar as entradas e uma das sobremesas, eheh!!! Bom ano mais uma vez para ti, minha querida, e que esta noite seja uma GRANDE FESTA aí par os teus lados, eheheh. Enjoy!
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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  6. hola,
    me ha hecho mucha ilusión recibir tu mensaje. Yo también te deseo un feliz año lleno de proyectos y alegrías.
    muchos besos y feliz año nuevo.

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  7. This looks wonderful...I've never really been to a proper New Year's party..maybe one day I'll throw my own ;) Love all the sparkle and prettyness here :) I hope you have a wonderful and festive time celebrating the new year!! I hope it's a grand one for you!! Happy New Year doll xx

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  8. Beautiful pics and awesome tips!
    Happy New Year!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. Wow! You are hosting a NYE party? I'm sure your guests will be entertained.
    I'm wishing you a Happy Year 2013 with much blessings and have a fantabulous year! =)

    http://www.diva-in-me.com

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  10. Post carinissimo (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:
    http://www.toprebel.com/2012/12/bye-bye-2012_31.html

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  11. wish you all the best for the new year hun!

    Savina
    The Blossom Girls♡

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  12. Hi Aida, your words made me so smile♥ Thanks a lot dear, I really wish you could make soon the trip in Italy or me in Portugal, I always see stunning images from there:)) Btw, I'm sure you will host a perfect dinner and all the guests will be very pleased! Wish you all the best for the upcoming year, much health, love, happiness and the realization of all your dreams, but most of all much peace and serenity:) Glad to have met you in 2012, happier you will be also in 2013:))) MWAH! hugs and kisses with lots of love to you!:*♥

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  13. Olá Aida

    FELIZ 2013 para vc e sua família!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AMIGA da MODA by Kinha

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  14. Great ideas for New Year's Eve! I wish you all the best for 2013; lots of love and happiness. xo

    LUXESSED

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  15. great post, I invite you to my blog
    bodyy-rockk.blogspot.co.uk
    maybe we will follow each other?

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  16. What great pictures and nice inspirations! I'd love to be able to entertain like these pictures! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  17. Lindas lindas estas mesas!

    Desejo-te um 2013 fantástico!

    Bjos

    Sara

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  18. Sinceramente, não vou fazer nenhuma festa. Só me vou vestir de forma mais exuberante porque é o habitual!
    Mas gostei muito dos conselhos, percebes mesmo disto :)

    Um bom 2013 para ti e obrigada por todas as palavras <3

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  19. Looks like a fabulous kind of party. Imagine all of that combined, I want to go to a party like that one day! :)


    Hope you have a very happy new year!

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  20. wonderful post, great inspirations!!!!!!!
    thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog!!!!!! i wish a very happy and successful new year to you as well :)
    Martina

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  21. Your second tip is my favorite, theme parties are the best.;)
    Happy holidays, dear!!

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  22. eu não vou dar nenhuma em festa, já que tive a sorte de ser convidada para uma em casa de amigos! mas estas dicas são preciosas. Votos de um excelente 2013!

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  23. good tips, and gorgeous decor inspiration! happy new year!

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  24. thanks baby for your nice comment. i love your country, portugal is great.
    you can follow me in facebook or twitter of you want too

    twitter: @showroomdegarde
    facebook: showroomdegarde

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  25. Love it,great tips and gorgeous pictures! Wish a happy new year!

    http://bamostwanted.blogspot.com.ar/

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  26. Óptimas dicas!;)
    Um ano de 2013 muito feliz para ti e para o blog!;D
    beijinhos,
    Diana do http://thegirlwhocouldntbeafashionista.blogspot.ie/

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  27. This is a wonderful guide. Definitely love the mini champagne bottles. Finger foods sound perfect. Brie and crackers would be delicious.
    Thanks for your wishes. I wish you the best this year. May 2013 bring you every happiness.

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  28. Thank-you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I am feeling a lot better today. I wish a very lovely New Year as well! Hugs and Kisses-

    A.Michelle
    www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh so lovely!

    Wishing you a fantastic new year!!

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  31. Hi dear, Happy New Year!
    May the New Year brings you a lot of happiness, joy, and peace (:
    Your New Year post pictures are awesome!


    x
    Steph

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  32. Gratitude for sharing these DIY party decorations. Your inspirations will be extremely helpful for hosting my daughter’s upcoming birthday party. I was just thinking to host this bash at some outdoor event venues Chicago. So these ideas would be perfect for that.

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