Still struggling to figure out how to make this New Year’s Eve special? Rather than going out amid all the ice and cold or falling asleep on the couch before midnight even hits, make the end of 2015 memorable for you and your friends by putting together a last-minute New Year’s Eve party. If throwing a party seems like too much work after the business of the holiday season, think again. Throwing together a fun, simple party with your closest friends is much easier than you might think.
Celebrate with the Right Snacks and DrinksSince the most important part of New Year’s Eve is the midnight celebration, there’s no need to start the party before 9 p.m. That means guests can eat dinner ahead of time, and you only need to provide a few snacks and drinks. Don’t try to make everything from scratch–just because you’re hosting the party, that doesn’t mean you need to end up stressed and trying to do too much. Maybe provide a few simple homemade treats, but simplify your prep time by going for your favorite store-bought snacks. Fun finger foods like chips and dip are always popular–we recommend Salty Iguana dip with tortilla chips! Tippin’s fruit pies are the perfect choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, fruit is a classic combination for champagne, the most popular New Year’s Eve drink to toast with.
The Perfect EntertainmentA great way to ensure that your party is one to remember is to snap lots of pictures. Party guests always enjoy a photo booth. Hang fabric on the wall (the more sparkly or shiny the better!) for a backdrop and provide fun props to use in the pictures. You don’t have to drop a furtune for props–the dollar store is usually full of fun and cheap options like boas, hats, and giant glasses. Finally, make sure to have the TV set to watch the ball drop and speakers ready to play a classic New Year’s tune like “Auld Lang Syne” when midnight strikes.
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Wondering where to find one of Tippin’s pies? Go to one of the locations listed below, or check out our Pie Finder page.
- Cosentino’s Market, 10 East 13th St Ste A, Kansas City, MO 64106
- Hen House, 11721 Roe Ave Ste A, Leawood, KS 66211
- Hen House, 15000 W 87th St Ste A, Lenexa, KS 66215
- Dierberg’s, 4655 Osage Beach Pkwy Ste A, Osage Beach, MO 65065
- Dierberg’s, 1080 Lindemann Rd Ste A, Des Peres, MO 63131