New Year's Eve doesn't necessarily need to be a wild and expensive night out. Invite your friends and family over for a cozy night in, complete with these five party ideas sure to be hit. Remember to use the Drink Perfector for any hot beverages, red wine, white wine and bourbon. More about the Drink Perfector here.
1. Around the World Dinner Party Theme
Instead of hosting a traditional New Year's dinner party, have a potluck that requires each of your guests to bring a dish from another cuisine around the world. This is a fun idea, because it lets friends share their own heritages or try making new dishes they've never made before.
2. Wine Tasting Party
Get out some bottles of your favorite wines, and have a tasting for your guests. Whether it's more casual and everyone brings their favorite bottle, or you want to hire a sommelier for a fancier bash, your guests will love sipping thoughtfully chosen reds or whites all night long. With a cheese and fruit board and other finger foods you will make some memories! Using the Drink Perfector to get the perfect recommended temperature will complete the festivities!
3. Board Games, Wine & Hot Chocolate Party
Get out your favorite board games, break out some bottle of wine and make the perfect hot chocolate (see our recipe find here). Better yet spike the hot chocolate with your favorite bourbon or rum. Complete it with a hot chocolate bar including toppings such as: marshmallows, toffee bits, mini chocolate chips, candy canes, whoppers, Lindt truffles, Pirouette cookies, whipped cream, dark chocolate syrup, and caramel sauce.
4. Pajama Party
Tell your guests that comfort is key at your New Year's Eve pajama party! Invite them over to lounge in their holiday pajamas and slippers, sip hot chocolate by the fire, and enjoy some dessert.
5. Bonfire Party
If you’re looking for a fun alternative way to ring in 2020, try a simple winter bonfire party. Sit under the last night of 2019 with your close friends and family and some wine, craft beer, hard apple cider, spiked hot chocolate (bourbon or rum) and swap favorite stories of the year. For food, serve bonfire classics such as s’mores, hot dog bar, and a burger bar! For colder climates, you may need to rent some outdoor heaters!
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