It’s hard to believe that the New Year is almost upon us!!! If you have procrastinated inviting friends over to celebrate, not to worry….we are sharing 3 simple tips for throwing a last minute New Year’s Eve party on the fly, on the cheap and through a simple text message!!
3 Tips for Throwing a Last Minute, Budget Friendly New Year’s Eve Party
I loved the challenge of pulling together a gorgeous NYE party on a budget as an Evite influencer! All of the décor items shown in our “on the fly” party were sourced for less than $100!! To create your own New Year’s Eve party on a budget, follow our 3 simple tips:
1.Take Inventory of Supplies or Décor Items you Already Have
Before heading out to shop for party supplies, take a look around at what you might already have; table linens, leftover supplies from last year, plates, paper napkins, and holiday décor. If you have items available, use them as a jumping off point for your overall design look. We found a black table linen and white chargers, and used those items to build our table settings upon. As we headed out shopping, we looked for items to add to these basics.
2. Shop your Local Dollar Stores or Dollar Aisles at Major Retailers
I am always pleasantly stunned at the items I find in dollar bins or dollar stores. These rimmed plastic plates were an amazing find, as not only do they add a punch of color to our table, they are super easy for parties; simply enjoy then toss! Our champagne glasses were also a dollar aisle find, perfectly matching our table setting’s coloring. To pull the look together, we added pink tinsel garlands down the table’s center for a simple, $2 runner.
For our party goodies and sweets, we set up a small display table. To add some color and texture, we used a roll of holiday wrapping paper as a table runner. Simply measure the roll; cut and fold in half for a simple, affordable runner. Plus, you can use the excess to wrap holiday presents!
The backdrop was created using a hula hoop, spray paint, balloons and dollar store ivy. We spray painted the ivy metallic gold and then adhered it to the hula hoop in 2 layers using hot glue. We added a handful of pink and white balloons to the top and bottom of the hoop, also using hot glue to secure. Then, we added this fun bright pink script “Party” balloon across the center of the hoop, using small ribbons to attach at either side.
For a fun, budget friendly dessert, we opted for store bought cupcakes that we dressed up with gold confetti paper cups and pink honeycomb toppers. And, to add life to the party, we filled treat pop containers with colorful confetti and set out party blowers and hats for guests to enjoy.
3. Send your Invitation via Text Message
By choosing to send your invitation via a text message, it will get there sooner, while still offering all of the tracking benefits offered by the Evite® platform. You will receive confirmations when invitations are received or opened, and be able to track your RSVP’s quickly and easily. Download the Evite® app and send your New Year’s invitation out today!
We hope our tips inspire you to Be There™ this holiday season! Download the Evite® app today to get your party started!!