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Ring in 2020 With These New Year’s Party Ideas

What better way to ring in 2020 than with a party in one of the new homes in Grand Forks ND that you’ve purchased this year. Even if you’ve been in your home for a few years now, there are plenty of ways to spice up your New Year’s Eve parties for this big event. Just make sure your vacuum is set to super suction for all the glitter and then throw your cares to the wind and have a fun, festive and fabulous party!

First off, go the extra distance and print out real invites to your party. There are plenty of free and fantastic templates online that you can print out or have printed on cardstock. Guests will appreciate getting more than just an email or Facebook invite, though you can still set up an online event to get an idea of who is coming and provide directions and details. Plus, you can always encourage guests to post photos to the party page during the evening.

You may not want to break out your best champagne glasses for fear of them getting broken, but that doesn’t mean you need to go with the ubiquitous red Solo cups. If guests are going to be drinking champagne or some other sparkling wine from plastic, at least go with some sparkly plastic champagne flutes that are inexpensive and make for prettier pictures.

Speaking of sparkling wines, if you’re thinking of making gift bags for your guests, you could include small bottles of sparkling wine and add your own personalized label for that special touch. Once again, there are plenty of templates online and you can buy sticky label paper if you want to print them yourself.

Once you have the drinks sorted out, it’s time to focus on the decor. In this age of Instagram, you’ll need some special backgrounds for all of those selfies. An easy way is to create a shimmery wall covered with rows of silvery tinsel fringe. Let the rows overlap to create an homage to the flapper dresses of the 1920s, perfect for a party celebrating 2020. You could always add some colorful balloons or even alternate colors of the fringe for some added sparkle.

Another decor idea is to create another photo wall with letter balloons spelling out “Happy New Year”, “Welcome 2020” or some other related phrase. This will be a great spot for guests to take pictures together. Of course, you could also create your own photo booth area with fun props like hats, mustaches, sunglasses, feather boas, etc. If you’re using a specific theme, use props that match up. The Roaring ‘20s is certainly an easy theme to use this year.

While not all guests will be up for games, you could have a corner with a table of fun cards printed up with drinking games, such as “drink if you took a nap before the party tonight” or “drink if you can’t wait to see the end of 2019”. There are printable card games like these available online and they can be a fun way to break the ice and get people interacting. People can come and go and play throughout the night.

Finally, to ring in the new year, consider making your own fun noise makers with some wooden popsicle sticks, a bit of paint, glitter, and some bells glued on. Or, if you’re willing to brave the outdoors, keep some sparklers on hand for a glittery celebration of another kind.

From Crary Real Estate, we thank all of you who purchased homes in Grand Forks ND this year and we wish you all a happy 2020!

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