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When it comes to  planning a New Years Eve party, one of the most important items of business to consider is creating the guest list. This is no doubt important because the number of guests you plan to have at your party will have an influence in the number of the decisions at the party.

Some of these decisions may include but not limited to, the location of the party as well as the food which will be offered. However, this is not the only reason why it is important to create a guest list early. It is also vital  to do this so you can make plans for potential conflicts which are an unfortunately occurrence in any circle of friends. Yea, it doesn't have to be perfect at all times.

This article will discuss the mediation (time spent thinking)  a party host often has to perform and will also discuss how the guest list has an impact on other elements of the party.

Creating a Guest List for a New Years Eve Party - Avoiding Conflicts

One unfortunate "must happen" aspect of planning a New Years Eve party is that the host may sometimes have to make difficult decisions when he or she is creating his or her guest list. These decisions often arises if there are guests at the party who do not get along.

The host may be friends with all or most of the people they wish to invite, but they may also be aware

If the party is going to be a rather small event, the host then may have to decide to eliminate certain

If the event will be rather large, then it is less of a concern because, it is possible these people may not even see each other at the party and if they do, they will certainly not be pressured to interact because, there will be so many other guests.

However, the host will have to use his or her discretion when creating the guest list, and if he or she believes the guests will not be able to behave maturely at the party he or she may choose to remove, replace or eliminate one or more of the guests who is likely to cause a problem.

Creating a Guest List for a New Years Eve Party - Venue and Location Planning

The guest list will surely and greatly affect the location of the party. For example if you plan to host a small party for only a handful of guests, you will likely have no trouble hosting the party in your home.

However, if you plan to invite tens and hundreds of guest, it can be impossible to host the party in your home, unless you own an extremely large home. You will most likely have to rent a restaurant or catering hall to host your party in a location which will be large enough to accommodate all of your guests and somehow easy for them to go to.

Guests Size [Choosing The Perfect Venue]

The size of your guest list will also impact the location you select, because, many locations may set a minimum on the amount of guests required to reserve the room. What this obviously means is that, you will have to pay for a certain number of guests even if you do not plan to have this many guests in attendance.

Guests Size [Food Impact and Decisions]

The size of your guest list will also impact the food you plan to serve at your New Year's Eve party. Planning an elaborate sit down dinner for a few guests is relatively simple, but this becomes more difficult for a larger group.

If you invite many guests you may prefer to offer a buffet or only serve appetizers and desserts at your New Years Eve party.
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If you are planning a New Years Eve or a new year party, you may likely also be considering hiring a live band to play for you at your party. Hiring a live band is somehow an excellent entertainment option for a New Years Eve party, because, the guests will enjoy listening and dancing to the music throughout the evening.

Outside relaxation, the band can also help to keep the guest energized throughout the evening. However, when you are planning to hire a band for your party, there are some important considerations which you should make.

Some Important Checklist to Consider When Hiring a Band For Your New Years Eve Party

  • Band and its Members Availability
  • Cost or Price
  • Style of music
  • Band Members + Amount Of Space Required by the Band
  • Band Skills and Performance Quality
This article will take a look at some of these considerations and means to help you simplify the process of hiring a band to entertain at your New Years Eve party.

Band and its Members Availability

Availability is no doubt one of the first considerations in hiring a band for your New Years Eve party. New Year's Eve is a very busy occasion for entertainers and it may be difficult to book the band of your choice for your party, unless you have planned your event well in advance. Which is very much advisable

If your band of choice is unavailable, you should consider whether you would prefer to delay your party for a year until they are available or seek out another band to play at your party.

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Cost or Price

Price is another very important and yes, necessary consideration when it comes to selecting a band to play at your New Years Eve party. Although, it would be nice if you do not have to worry about money, but unfortunately most party hosts will have to budget their party carefully (also important).

This means the allocated budget for entertainment for the party will have an influence on the band which is chosen to perform at the party. This means, it might be necessary to make a decision to select one band over another based on the fees but don't settle for less..

Style Of Music

The Style of music should also be put into consideration when selecting a band to perform at a New Years Eve party. Most times, you may be tempted to select a band who you will or always enjoy hearing them perform,  but it is also important to keep your guests in mind when selecting a band to perform at your party.

Ideally the band you select to perform at your New Years Eve party will appeal to the majority of your guests.

Band Members + Amount Of Space Required by the Band

You also have to consider the amount of space you have available for the band you hire to perform. This becomes important because, a large band with up-to maybe 16 members will likely require significantly more than a band with only five members.

If you are not sure about the amount of space the band will require, it is very ideal to ask a representative from the band to visit the space before the event and evaluate the size of the available space to determine if they will be able to fit their equipment and perform in the space.

Band Skills and Performance Quality

When hiring a band, a good way to not be wrong is to hire a band you have seen perform in the past. This is one way to ensure the quality of the performance. However, if you have not seen any local bands perform, you might have to solicit ideas and recommendations from neighbors, family members. and friends.

If you know of anyone who in one time had a local band perform at their party, take the opportunity to ask him or her opinion of the band. If he or she recommends them, and it sounds like they would be a good fit for your party, ask them to submit a sample of their music for you to review.

You can also ask a few other bands to submit samples as well and you can compare these samples to determine which band you think will be best for your New Years Eve party.

You might even consider inviting a few friends over to listen to the samples and help you make your decision. Having a few friends assist you is a good idea to help ensure the band you select is sure to appeal to your guests.

Once you select a band, you should ask to view their contract and carefully review the contract to ensure you do not object to any of the contract terms that way, both parties are happy.

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