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Party On with Party Options – Have a New Year’s Eve Party!

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Party On with Party Options – Have  a New Year’s Eve Party!

With Christmas only days away, start planning your New Year’s Eve Party right now! It’s easy to get all wrapped up with Christmas and forget to organise your New Year’s celebrations.  Wave goodbye to 2011 and welcome in 2012 with a fun filled New Year’s Eve Party this year! Party Options have a great selection of decorations and tableware to help your party go off with a bang!

Here at Party Options our favourite way to spend New Year’s Eve is to invite lots of friends round for a banquet of food, complemented by some dance floor filler tunes and of course some decadent cocktails! So here’s the plan:

Of course we need to decorate our room, but we don’t need too much as we already have our Christmas decorations up.  But add a bit of pizazz with some 2012 balloons and some hanging decorations dotted about.  Some good old fashioned streamers draped around the room give an instant party feel to any room.  Don’t forget your banners too! Pop one outside over your front door so everyone knows where the party is!  On or two other accessories which are an absolute must have at any New Year’s Eve Party are the blow outs, party poppers and champagne bubbles for the stroke of midnight.

Make sure you invest in some tableware to minimise any clearing up!  We have a great choice of various different colours, but why not theme your party with either the fabulous 50’s, swinging 60’s, disco 70’s or the pop culture of the awesome 80’s? Pick a theme and there you have the basis for a dress code and music selection!

Ask everyone to make a contribution to the party food, drink and even music.  It means everyone can get involved and is less work for the host. We don’t know about you but we don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen whilst everyone else is partying! Share the work.  Give everyone enough notice and let them know what your need them to bring. Ask them for a few music choices so you can guarantee everyone will want to get up and boogie when their favourite tunes come on.

Let’s not forget about the cocktails!  Here are a couple of recipes for some Champagne cocktails, well, what else would you be drinking at a New Year’s Eve Party?

Classic Champagne Cocktail (Courtesy of Andy Pearson, BBC Food)

This decadent cocktail of champagne laced with cognac is perfect for special occasions. Treat yourself this Christmas. (We like to serve this on arrival.)


1 white sugar cube

2 dashes bitters

20ml/¾fl oz cognac

Enough champagne to fill the glass

Preparation method

Place the sugar cube onto a spoon and add the bitters.

Drop the soaked sugar cube into a champagne flute and add the cognac.

Top up the glass with champagne and serve.


Rose Prosecco Cocktail (Courtesy of Sophie Dahl, BBC Food)

A delicate and fragrant take on a champagne cocktail – perfect for special occasions.


1 bottle Prosecco

4-6 tbsp rose syrup (available from specialist suppliers)

Preparation method

Pour the Prosecco into the serving glasses and then drizzle the rose syrup gently on top, allowing it to trickle down to the bottom.


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