After I shared my wedding entertainment tips, I’ve been inundated with requests for some New Year’s Eve party tips… so in this blog post I am going to do just that. As a professional saxophonist based in Manchester (but who travels extensively throughout the UK and Europe) I have played at some absolutely out-of-this-world parties. Whether it’s a corporate gig, wedding, Christmas or New Year’s Eve party… I’m the girl you need. My legendary light-up sax can bring colour and excitement to any party!
Make a grand entrance
It doesn’t matter where you’re holding your New Year’s Eve party, make sure you set the tone from the get-go. If, for instance, you’re having a masked ball, why not have masked waiters at the entrance, welcoming people inside. You could also have a red carpet and big floral displays to impress.
If your party is Cinderella themed (why not I say!) you could have a couple of pumpkins and a glass slipper by the entrance. What’s stopping you from having a butler announce each arrival! Nothing.
Dream big dreams
It’s your party so let your imagination run wild. If you have a table plan, think about some interesting table names around your chosen theme. If you’ll be raising money for charity, why not have people pay £10 for a favour box that either contains a chocolate or a very expensive diamond necklace? If the party’s host announces when everyone can open their boxes it can be thrilling to see who wins.
Photo booths can be so much fun, especially if the props are outrageous!
Think about the music (carefully)
New Year’s Eve Parties are traditionally long affairs as everyone lets their hair down and parties until the early hours. You need to consider this and plan the evening well. It needs structure, or the atmosphere can disappear, faster than Cinderella at the stroke of midnight.
The DJ you choose needs to be a true professional and you’re going to need live performers if you want to make your party go with a swing. They can help raise the energy level of the room so much. I love being hired to entertain at New Year’s Eve parties, whether it’s a small affair, an audience of a few hundred or even more. There is something special about New Year’s Eve parties and I want to help your party go down in history.
To book me, and my fabulous light up sax, get in touch ASAP.
I’m ready and waiting (no Fairy Godmother required)