Ringing in the New Year is a fabulous reason to throw a party. In order for your New Year’s party to be the talk of Ottawa special events, there are many things you will have to do. We have put together some of our best tips to help you with your planning.
Know your Guests
It may seem redundant, but knowing your guests is actually critical to the success of your New Year’s party. Jot down the basic characteristics of the type of people you plan to invite to get a clear overall picture of who will be attending your party. Think in terms of the number of people, their average age, general interests and any other things that will help you plan the food and music that will best suit your crowd.
Pick your Venue Carefully
As the foundation for all Ottawa special events, the venue you choose for your New Year’s party is critical to your success. If the space is too large, you risk it looking empty and not creating the right atmosphere. If you choose a venue that is too small, people will feel crowded and may be discouraged from dancing if the dance floor is too small.
Choosing the Entertainment
The entertainment portion of your evening can make or break the success of your event. This is where the importance of knowing your guests comes into play. If the average age of your guest list is mid-thirties for example, a jazz ensemble may not be the best entertainment choice. Conversely, a club DJ may not be the right selection for a group of seniors. If you have a wide range of ages attending your New Year’s party, hiring a dj that can play a wide variety of music may be your best choice.
Choose party favours that are reasonably priced, easy to wear and colourful. Choose ones that make considerable noise for the stroke of midnight.
Also a high priority, the food served at your New Year’s party should be carefully considered. You will have to determine whether a sit-down dinner or an hors d’oeuvres-style cocktail party is best suited to your guests. You’ll also have to plan what to serve later in the evening as the aperitif.