Hosting a New Year’s Eve party can be a full time job, but you can regulate your duties if you plan them out ahead of time. It’s all about time, and what you make of it.
2010, another decade, but not like any other decade. Since 2012 is around the bend in two more years, it’s time to party with your family and friends. And yes, 2012 may be the end of the Aztec calender, but it’s only the beginning of a new level in awareness. Why? Because 2013 is only going to get sweeter when everyone figures out that the end of the world was bound by digits alone. But it’s 2010, so how can you host create a New Year’s party like it’s one of the last New Year’s parties guests will ever attend? Here’s how.
Host responsibilities:Spruce the decorations, reserve on the serve, fetch the guests, coat and hat check, announcements to call, drunk spotting, prepare for a guests exit before sending them off into the rest of 2010.But mainly, laugh, be funny, be joyous, be yourself!
New Year’s Eve party decorations is a must. No one wants to party with no visuals to enjoy. But what does this have to do with a host? One of the jobs of the host is to make sure that everything looks appropriate as they are gracefully smiling and welcoming guests into the 2010 New Year’s bash. Prior to arrival the host should do a final check on decorations and fix what is needed to spruce up the 2010 New Year’s Eve party decorations.
“Wine, Long Island Tea, or me?” This classic title with a twist should not apply to a host. Having servers is very important at any New Year’s Eve bash. I was the head bartender at a couple of New Year’s Eve events and assure you that independent bartenders, in most cases, can find their own servers at an additional cost to the party holder. Allow the host to wine and dine, but never to actually serve.
If you are hosting a 2010 New Year’s Eve party you should always ask if someone would like a drink or something else. However, that is when the host can ask the servers to provide. And never should a host offer themselves too much to drink. Last thing a 2010 New Year’s Eve party needs is a host that is toast, or a host with an open post.
The happy host is the host that is not afraid to get on that dance floor, as long as the host does not stay on it! Prepare to lighten up the party by being the first one to dance. You are leading the party, so lead, and watch the others follow because if you dance, they will come.
Ding dong, get that door! A host should be the kind of host that does a fine job when answering a door, that is if the party does not have a door person. With a smile, a gleam in the eye, the 2010 New Year’s Eve party host should be as pleasant at making others feel comfortable as if the attendees were in their own home.
It’s the old coat and hat checker line, “May I get your coat and hat for you?” A host should place a guests coat and hat in a safe place then walk guests into the main room, one batch at a time. An assembly line of guests means hard work for the host, and that is why a host should be able to move fast with a smile.
Once everyone is inside of the main room, that is everyone that is listed to come has arrived, the host announces any event that is about to occur. Such as introducing a dining experience in another room, karaoke moment for anyone that wishes to join, or introduce the person responsible for the 2010 New Year’s party by toast.
Another job of the host would be to seal the deal on making sure that everyone leaves in safe venue. The host should have cab numbers handy for those who have toasted one too many times. Remember, in most states, if a person leaves your premises drunk and harms or kills another while in a car or any other form of travel, you can be held responsible to much extent.
A host should not forget to hand the hats to their owners and help place coats along the sleeves of guests as the guests prepare to leave.
The host should tell others to have a good night and the “Always good to see you” afterthought when sharing a brief “Happy New Year’s” before the guest travels through the new decade of 2010.
With this said, hosting a New Year’s Eve party can be quite a job, but one that will result in a successful entry into 2010. And with these New Year’s Eve party tips the host can be the hostess with the mostest!