The festive season is fully upon us, which means that the year’s biggest party is just around the corner. It might feel like you have a while before it lands, but if you are hosting the party this year then take our word for it; blink and it’ll be here.
Now is the time to make plans, send out invites and start to prep your home for the inbound carnage (which will happen, despite your best intentions).
Here at Clear View we’ve organised a few events in our time, such as our recent, massively successful, showroom launch. So we thought we would impart some of our wisdom and help you organise your perfect New Year’s Party.
Careful with the guest list – this may seem a bit of a snobby way to start the advice, but the people make the party, and it behoves you to be careful who you invite into your home. If there are two friends who are not on the best of terms, then throwing alcohol into the mix will not help. Everyone has got that one friend who takes things a bit too far, who is fun for a laugh, but who, quite frankly, we wouldn’t want in our home. The simple solution is to not invite them, instead invite friends you can trust in your home.
Let the night go where it will – you may have planned food at 7pm, games at 9pm and a surprise slideshow at 11pm, but the quickest way to ruin a mood of the party is to force fun on people. Sit back, ply people with food and drink and just let the night go where it goes. Everyone, including yourself, will have a better night for it.
Organise your home – hopefully by following the first bit of advise, you will minimise the possible impact of this, but when you invite people and alcohol into your home you run the risk of things being damaged. We would recommend hiding the more valuable items, in both terms of sentimentality and monetary value, somewhere safe. And simply have a re-shuffle to make sure that things won’t get smashed either. If you are worried about carpets etc then there is no shame in covering your floor with rugs and carpets etc.
By following the above tips you will hopefully have a new year’s party that could rival the best of them.