The New Year is on its way!

Happy New Year!

Well almost.  I know we have yet to make it through Christmas and all but planning that New Year’s Party has to be great!  We all love the fact that, when the party starts everything looks great and is in place for all our guests, but the reality of getting to that point is hard work and nothing short of it.

We have thrown new years parties for many years and always say after it’s over and look around at the mess we won’t do it again. (BUT WE ALWAYS DO)  This year I’m sure we’ll feel the exact same way, but it’s so much fun.

Preparing for the party.

It is best to plan what you want to do for any party or event you’re hosting or you’ll end up running around at the last minute trying to get a bunch of things and end up with more than you need or something you completely don’t need at all.  We’ve all been there so don’t worry about it.

We plan this event starting before Halloween to assure that the cost of it all doesn’t come right down to the middle of December and take up precious money that could have been spent on our family.  We do our best to space everything out and buy a little here and a little there because of it.  I promise if you do this for all things you’ll love yourself and your bank account more.

Layout a plan for how you want everything decorated and then buy those decorations first.  Unlike food they won’t go bad.  Party ideas are everywhere and if you have a Pinterest account you can find more than you ever imagined or could afford.  We know this first hand.  Usually I have my husband do all the building before Thanksgiving.  If you’re wondering what we build, it’s little shelves and drink holders that stand up in the back yard.  Every year he adds to or replaces the fire pit with something new he has seen to make sure that everyone is comfortable while enjoying there time.  We love having everyone there.

From there we start saving little by little to make sure that we have enough food for everyone, usually we buy the meats and ask everyone else to bring a veggie.  Most end up bringing desserts!

Enjoy time with family and friends

Even if everything doesn’t go exactly according to plan, everything will be ok.  We have had plenty of mishaps over the years and ruined many things, along with adding some extra color to our carpets, but we have enjoyed so many memories over the years with each other and all we do know is look back and laugh at the mishaps.

Don’t stress and overthink everything, if it’s meant to be your not going to avoid it anyway, so just relax and watch magic happen.  If worst comes to worst and you added unwanted color to your carpet just call a carpet cleaning company like Abilene Carpet Cleaners, and they will gladly come out and help you get back to normal.

Have a great holiday season and check back for cleaning tips you can use to save yourself money!