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How to Throw an Unforgettable New Year’s Bash on Bald Head Island

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bald Head Island New Years CElebration

On New Year’s Eve we say good bye to the old and hello to new possibilities. Top New Year’s Resolution for 2018 is living a less stressful life. How appropriate to celebrate this fresh start at one of the most stress-free spots in the US, Bald Head Island! To keep your planning as laid back as possible, here are 5 simple tips to throwing an unforgettable New Year’s bash on Bald Head Island.  

First thing you must do is create a guest list. Decide how many people will comfortably fit in your Bald Head Island vacation rental and go from there. Remember that since this is a destination party, many on your list might not be able to attend so you can be a little more generous on how many friends you invite. Whether you use paper or email invites, make sure to get the invitations out early.  

Second is deciding on the theme. New Year’s Eve parties can be anywhere from formal to beachy casual. Whether you decide to have a black-tie event or resort casual, make sure you include that on the invitation, so everyone is prepared, and no one will show up feeling awkward. You also want to decorate to reflect your theme. Which brings us to tip number three! 

Decorating your Bald Head Island vacation rental for an unforgettable New Year’s Bash can be great fun! You already have breathtaking views of the water and delightful porches making the decorating possibilities endless. Whether formal or casual, try to include an islandy feel in your décor, reminding your guests where they are celebrating this New Year! 

Fourth thing we must think about is food. Will you have a formal, sit-down dinner or buffet style? Once you pick your dinner setting you can plan the menu. Don’t take it all on yourself. Remember this is a celebration you want to enjoy too! Ask friends to make a small dish to contribute to the celebration. Everyone loves to share their favorite holiday recipes with friends. You can also consider having it catered. Bald Head Island has a few catering options such as: Coastal Catering & Events.  

Last but definitely not least, the drink menu. New Year’s Eve celebrations are all about glasses clinking, toasts and fancy cocktails. Of course, you will want to have your "go to" drinks available such as wine, beer and champagne. A nice touch to the celebration is featuring a signature drink just for the occasion. Here’s one of our favorite cocktail recipes that tastes like a celebration! 

Midnight Martini

Pour 1 ½ ounces of vodka, ½ ounce of coffee liqueur, ¼ ounce of cinnamon syrup into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and stir then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve at midnight during your Bald Head Island New Year’s Eve Bash!