A Disco Ball Inspired New Year’s Eve Party
Well, folks, the end of the year is upon us, but before we talk resolutions, goals, and that whole “new year, new you” stuff, we’ve got to celebrate.
And celebrate we will.
When it comes to a New Year’s Eve party, we’re all about the sparkle. Our mantra when planning our own was “more sparkle, please!”
So, we immediately decided on a disco ball inspired party because nothing screams NYE quite like a disco ball, right? And we knew immediately we wanted it at Hotel Alessandra, as we knew it would be the perfect backdrop for what we had in mind.
While we’re all about the sparkle factor, we’re even more about the safety factor, which is why we were thrilled to partner with Uber on this, and we’re sharing more on one of our favorite features Uber offers below.
Now, keep on reading for how to host your own disco ball inspired party in six easy steps.
1. Think outside of the box when it comes to your floral arrangements
We knew we wanted to carry the disco ball theme throughout the entire party, or at least as much as we could. So when it came to thinking about flowers, Holly came up with the idea of creating disco ball planters for the smaller arrangements. And they truly were the perfect thing to hold our beautiful pink and green flowers.
2. Come up with a signature cocktail with cute details
Of course, no party is complete without cocktails (or mocktails). And even better when you have a signature cocktail that goes with the theme and season. We decided on festive cranberry infused cocktails, and Holly came up with a delicious recipe, which we topped off with adorable disco ball drink stirrers from Post Studio Projects.
3. Don’t skimp on the sweets
Again, we were really trying to carry the disco ball theme throughout all components of the party, and we knew we wanted a cake and some easy pick up items for dessert. So, we decided on a disco ball cake filled with candy from The Village Bakery and the most sparkly and delicious macarons from Macaron by Patisse. They complemented each other so well!
4. Create a photo backdrop that your friends won’t be able to get enough of
It’s always great when you can incorporate an interactive element to the party. And we knew that element for ours had to be a photo backdrop. So, Holly came up with the great idea to do a disco ball inspired backdrop (adapted from Oh Happy Day). And while it was fairly time consuming, it’s easy and it’s totally worth it because the end result was pure metallic bliss!
5. Make, don’t buy, your confetti poppers
Instead of purchasing confetti poppers, we decided to make our own because, that way, we could choose the confetti to go inside. Of course, we decided on our confetti (which you can purchase a similar version to here), and we did simple metallic foiled poppers to match the theme and decor.
6. Wear a sparkly dress that slightly resembles a disco ball
Ok, you don’t have to do this, but we highly encourage it. If you’re going to have a disco ball inspired party, you surely should dress the part! Carrie’s dress came from J.Crew, and you can shop all the components of it here.
And, in this instance, you can never have too many disco balls or metallic and sparkly things. We stocked up on Packed Party disco drinks, lots of disco balls, and extra sparkle because it’s New Year’s Eve, after all.
Using Uber for Holiday Parties
It’s understood that more often than not there will be drinking going on at New Year’s Eve parties, and it’s so important to think about safety when it comes to your guests going to and from your party. This is where Uber comes into play.
In fact, as we’ve mentioned before, as of a few years ago, Carrie no longer hires valet parking for their holiday party. Instead, they provide an Uber code for guests to ensure their safety all night long, from beginning to end. It’s really been a huge hit with party guests, as they don’t have to stress about anything and they can just have fun and enjoy themselves.
It’s definitely something to consider for your holiday parties this year. Frankly, drinking any amount of alcohol and driving just isn’t worth the risk. There is no point. Quite simply, use Uber and be safe.
The Final Countdown
Well, are you officially ready to ring in the new year? We hope you loved our disco ball inspired New Year’s Eve party as much as we enjoyed putting it together. What are your plans for NYE? If you’re more of the “stay at home and order in Chinese food” type of person, don’t worry, we feel ya!
We hope you’ve had a great week, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!
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