Whether you plan to celebrate with a few close friends and family members, or you have decided to spend this New Year’s Eve with a large group of people, it is a time for reflection on the previous year and excitement about what is ahead. People from all over the world will be enjoying a wide variety of New Year’s festivities, which almost always includes parties, fireworks, special foods, and of course, making New Year’s resolutions.
This New Year’s Eve, you have two choices when it comes to parties – throw one in your own home or attend one. If you are a true host at heart, then you will most likely lean towards option one. If you choose to tackle this feat, here are a few tips that can help:
- Bring Gaming Into the Mix – A fun and easy game is a great way to get partygoers to interact and socialize. One entertaining New Year’s game is printing out fill-in-the-blank cards, with statements such as, “The person I want to be more like in 2014 is___________,” “The one thing I absolutely have to learn this year is __________,” and , “One negative habit I want to get rid of in 2014 is_____________.” Guests can fill in answers showcasing their personalities; some will be serious, others will be witty and cheeky. Gather up the cards, read them aloud and let partygoers guess whose answer you are reading.
- Customize Your Party Drinks – Skip the full bar and sky-high drink prices, and opt for serving guests unique and creative holiday-themed drinks. Consider mixing “The Christmas Cookie,” a blend of Kahlua and Baileys, with a surprising shot of peppermint schnapps. If you really want to be distinctive in the drinks department, try serving “The Red Hot Santa Martini.” This drink is made with chili-pepper infused vodka, and a glass rim covered in cocoa powder with a hint of cayenne – what a spicy way to start 2014!
- Keep it Simple with Finger Foods and Tapas – Serving tapas style food will not only save you money, but adds an exclusive flair to your party. Popular tapas include Huevos Rellenos de Gambas (Deviled Eggs with Shrimp); Pimientos Rojos con Anchoas (Red Peppers with Anchovies); and Banderillas (Pickles, Peppers and Onions on a toothpick). Also, try to throw in some Black Eyed Peas to your party fare, as this famous New Year’s food has a reputation for bringing “good fortune.”
Another great option for a New Year’s Eve party is attending one! Going to a party allows you to relax, reduce stress, be a spectator and celebrate the night. If you are looking to attend South Florida’s hottest New Year’s Eve party, consider Charter One’s New Year’s Eve dinner cruise celebration aboard the Floridian Princess. This four-hour long cruise is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the night with that special someone, while appreciating incredible views of downtown Miami’s fireworks. Cruise guests will enjoy an open bar, salad bar station, pasta station, and meat carving station. To top the night off, a dessert station will be available, containing an extensive selection of mouthwatering treats.
If you have never been on the Floridian Princess, get ready to step into luxury. The newest luxury yacht in Charter One’s fleet, the Floridian Princess can accommodate over 350 guests, thanks to numerous decks and ample space. Uniquely decorated, this elegant and modern vessel has every convenience imaginable, including “the ultimate yacht bar,” located on the upper deck.
Charter One’s New Year’s Eve cruise offers everything you need to turn this special night into one that will never be forgotten. Click here to purchase your New Year’s Eve cruise tickets aboard the Floridian Princess. To learn more about Charter One Yachts, visit yachtchartersnow.com or call 888-771-0102.