1. PLAN AHEAD
When sending out invites, consider the guest list. Adding the number of a local taxi firm or forwarding it on the day will make a thoughtful touch and allow guests to book in advance to beat the mad post-midnight rush. Stock up on as much food and drink as possible beforehand so that you can plan and prep accordingly and won’t feel stressed on the day.
2. KEEP THE FOOD SIMPLE
After an avalanche of festive food and indulgent dinners over the Christmas period, it’s generally considered perfectly acceptable to go light when it comes to New Year’s Eve nibbles. This may come as an especially welcome notion to those who have hosted the previous week. Canapes and small bites will accompany the night in elegant style – but perhaps consider a more hearty breakfast if you have people staying the night.