Top tips for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party

A New Year’s Eve party is the best way to end the year, but how do you plan the perfect celebration? Our guide will help you to throw an unforgettable event that people will remember!

For organisers of celebratory parties, there is much to put in place, from finding a venue, to arranging the entertainment, décor and, of course, the refreshments. At the ALS Group, we have years of experience in supporting people to create parties to remember. Here are our top tips to give your guests the night of their lives.

Party themes

Having a theme for your NEW Year’s Eve celebrations gives guests the last opportunity of the year to really dress up. However, make your theme realistic so that everyone can embrace it and take part. Our themed party hire includes ideas that will appeal to guests of all ages. Whether you want to maximise your Christmas decorations and throw a Christmas/Winter theme party or you fancy throwing it back to the roaring 20s with a Great Gatsby or Peaky Blinders’ party, we can provide a wide range of themed activities, games and props that guests of all ages will love.

Party food and drink

Unless your party is a formal affair where a sit down 3-course meal from a fine dining menu is appropriate, it’s better to stick to party food that guests can enjoy while chatting and mingling. Grazing platters have taken the traditional cheese board of the 1960s and 70s and given it a 21st century twist!  We offer charcuterie platters and Mediterranean platters among others and of course a dessert platter! These delicious sweet and savoury boards are not only a visual delight but they taste amazing too. Our catering services include BBQ catering and street food as well as fun foods and traditional canapes which are perfect finger foods for guests on the go!

New Year celebrations and cocktails go hand in hand, so why not provide a dry cocktail bar? Our LED lit bar is supplied with trained cocktail flarers, glasses and equipment so all you have to provide is the alcohol! Or what about our fully staffed and stocked gin palace?

Party entertainment

Is there anything better than a disco at a party to create the perfect atmosphere? A good DJ will know exactly what songs to play to get everyone on their feet and at the ALS Group we have been supplying DJ hire and disco hire for several years. Our DJs will cater to specific musical tastes or will play an eclectic mix to appeal to everyone – the choice is yours.

While guests will always remember a well organised and well catered party long after the event, it’s nice for them to have a lasting memento of the evening. Hiring a photo booth allows guests to capture special moments without being a slave to their mobile phones, and will give them a physical photo to take away with them. Choose from a green screen photobooth where the picture background can be personalised or a 1920s Photo Booth Model T Car, perfect for a themed event.

Christmas and New Year are always busy periods in the event hire and early enquiries and bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. To discuss how we can help your New Year’s party go with a bang, call our friendly sales team today on 01526 397995 or email us to get the planning started.

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