New Year’s Eve is a great reminder for the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. If you’re planning a house party or something more intimate, All Occasion Catering knows the best tips to start the year with a bang.
When sending out the invite, make sure to clarify the dress code. A go-to theme is black tie affair or cocktail dress. We especially like themes based on specific eras like the Roaring Twenties or the Mod Sixties. This can present an opportunity for wardrobe contests or games, like a murder mystery element – keeping the party and conversation lively.
Champagne – the usual drink of choice for celebrations – is complemented by more tart flavors like raspberry or grapefruit exceptionally well. Stock your flutes with these fruits for a sophisticated twist on celebratory drinks.
Hors d’oeuvres are a must for a New Year’s Eve bash! No matter the size or theme of your party, people will work up an appetite throughout the night. BLT bruschetta and sausage-stuffed crescent rolls are always a huge hit. Another tasty treat? Crab cakes with Dijon cream sauce. Crowd pleasers for classier fetes are our caprese skewers and cucumber party sandwiches. A beloved classic hors d’oeuvres for NYE is shrimp with zesty cocktail sauce. Satisfy a sweet tooth with chocolate smothered strawberries dusted with either pecans or coconut. New Year’s parties stretch out for hours, so you’ll want to keep things light but filling!
The number one rule of NYE parties is to make sure all of your guests make it home safely. Many will have had some strong beverages, so make sure they either have a taxi or a safe ride home lined up. Now here’s to a great 2015! Happy New Year from your All Occasion Catering team!