How to plan the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration

The summer holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start planning your festivities if you want to miss the rush. If you want to pull off an extra special New Year’s Eve celebration, these are the tips for you:

  1. Your guest list: Welcoming in the New Year is a favourite celebration for many people, so it’s important to get your invites out early to avoid conflicting engagements. Once you have made your list, expect around two-thirds of your guests to accept. This will help you decide on the amount of space, food and drinks you’ll need at your party.
  2. Venue: Now you need a place to party the night away. Clubs and restaurants will often have their own functions on New Year’s Eve and hosting it at home can be a challenge space-wise – so a private function venue is often the best way to go. They will have a range of spaces to suit different sized parties and often offer comfortable on-site accommodation, so your guests don’t have to worry about driving home late at night.
  3. Food: Speak to your function venue’s coordinator to come up with a great menu for the evening. They should be able to cater for dietary requirements and offer everything from cocktail snacks to buffets and sit-down meals. If you have a theme for the evening, your coordinator can assist you in providing matching menu items.
  4. Decor: Decorations will make your theme come alive, whether you want something as simple as New Year 2016 or a wild Mardi Gras theme. Start looking for bargains now, as the shelves will start to empty closer to the end of the year.
  5. Music: New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to pull together all the best party music – from rock ‘n’ roll classics to the top songs of the year. If you plan on dancing the night away, be sure your venue has a dance floor or one which can be installed in the space you’re hiring.

Dance the night away at our private function venue near Johannesburg

Idle Winds is a beautiful function venue situated just 14kms from Fourways. With 58 well-appointed double and twin bedrooms, an internationally acclaimed restaurant and a range of different spaces to choose from, we can host anything from small, intimate groups to parties of 250 guests.

Our friendly, experienced staff are ready and waiting to assist you in planning and hosting a memorable New Year’s Eve function. For more information about our services, function rooms and venue, please contact us today.

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