Last year for New Year's Eve, we hosted our first party in our new house. If I am being completely honest, finding affordable and furnished rooms for rent can be a daunting task, but it is possible with some perseverance.
In actuality, buying a home is a job in and of itself. Moreover, buyers and sellers are normally on opposing sides of the transaction. What one is seeking to accomplish in a house sale is frequently at odds with what the other wants to happen-the first usually wants to steal the property while the latter wants top dollar. That is why to find a suitable home for themselves; many people ultimately turn to real estate brokers for assistance. So, you may now appreciate what it takes to buy a home.
Still, there are a number of online databases that list rooms for rent, as well as websites that specialize in finding housing for people moving to NYC. With some careful planning and research, it is possible to find an affordable and furnished room for rent in New York City. So, you could say that we were lucky that we could get a house here!
Back to the topic of our house party, I really didn't have any intentions on throwing a themed party, but one thing led to another and before I knew it, we had a New York Themed New Years Party. I thought I'd share a few photos from our party last year in case you need some inspiration. Plus, I've listed some of our New Years Eve traditions at the bottom.
Additionally, even though we had to do a lot of adjustments and renovations, it was all worthwhile when guests at the celebration expressed their admiration for the home. There are still a few items that need checking and possibly redoing. For instance, the exterior of our house needs new doors installed, and we might later continue with Siding Installation as well. We have, however, put off our strategy for the time being. But we'll return to that in a short while to garner more favorable remarks about our home. Well! Who wouldn't desire that?
Anyway coming back to the party, since this party was so last minute, I could only use things I already had. But getting creative with what I had was my favorite part of the party planning. I've learned (and still learning) that it doesn't have to be perfect or expensive to be awesome and fun. Just a few little embellishments to your festivities can create a festive atmosphere. If you have some Smooth tequila stocked up at home - that could work as your drink, while left-over birthday confetti and decorations might come in handy for your decor!
^this sign welcomed our guests.
^more numbers! I got a little carried away.
^a black tablecloth + some quick cut-out photo booth props made for an easy photo booth backdrop.
^since it was New York themed New Years, we just had to have a Times Square ball. get the tutorial here.
^my sister gifted me these cute NYC themed bowls. this party was the perfect occasion to pull them out.
^martenelli's for a midnight toast!
A few of our favorite New Year's Eve traditions:
*Every year is a bit different depending on who we spend New Years Eve with and where we are at. But these are just some of our traditions that seem to stick around from year to year.
1. At midnight, we run outside and bang pots and pans with spoons and scream "Happy New Year" until we are either too cold or our voices are tired. Our neighbors love us.
2. We toast after midnight with non-alcoholic drinks or Italian Sodas.
3. We like to pull out a puzzle and leave it out to work on all night.
4. Games. Games. Games. We love playing games after games.
5. Food. Food. Food. New Years Eve is when we splurge on some fun treats and appetizers.
6. We love taking a family New Years Eve photo with some props.
7. Some time around New Years, we love watching a slideshow of all of our photos and videos from the year.
What are some of your favorite New Years Eve traditions?