When planning for any event there’s always going to be a certain amount of stress and a New Years Eve party is no exception. However there are some ways you can reduce the stress, so I’m going to share some tips with you to help you do that.
The food you’re going to serve at your New Years Eve party is going to be one of your primary concerns, and can be a lot of work if you plan on preparing the food yourself. If your budget will allow it, hire a catering service, as this will lessen your stress level considerably. To use a catering service you will need to spend a little time choosing the right one. First ask your friends or co-workers for recommendations, and if that doesn’t produce any results you can always turn to the yellow pages. Whoever you select you’ll want to sample some of their cooking and once you’ve made your choice you’ll need to go over the menu and delivery schedule with them. Now that you have the food situation handled you’ll be free to turn your focus to other things and you won’t have to worry about the food on the night of the party so you can enjoy yourself more.
If hiring a catering service is not in your budget there are still less expensive ways you can reduce the stress of food preparation. Since the party will start later in the evening you could plan to serve snack type of food such as finger foods, chips, pizza, appetizers, breadsticks, vegetable sticks, pretzels etc. All these foods can be prepared easily and quickly. If you have someone to help set it all out that can help even more.
Another low cost method would be to have a Potluck New Years Eve party, and then you would only need to supply some main dish and coordinate what your guests will bring so everyone doesn’t bring the same thing. It’s always a good idea to mention what type of food will be served on the invitation so guests know what to expect.
You can also reduce your stress level by making the party a casual event so you can enjoy a more relaxed environment. If you go casual you’ll spend less time worrying about what to wear, as you’ll have plenty of other party details to tend to so the less stress you put on yourself the better.