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Hosting a New Year Eve's party may seem a bit daunting. It's great to have a say in how the party is run but it's harder to know that all the decisions are your responsibility. Luckily, we've put together a few tips and tricks to make hosting a party in your TCC apartment as smooth as possible!
Invite friends from Tallahassee Community College and neighbors to the party. Because the only thing worse than having neighbors who always throw parties is never being invited to those parties. Just be mindful of how much space you have when considering how many people to invite. And if you live in an especially quiet apartment near TCC, make sure to give any neighbors who won't be at your party a heads up about the event.
Maximize your apartment's space
Living in Tallahassee has lots of perks but living in a smaller or studio apartment near TCC due to budget and preferences might not be one of them. Clear out the main areas before all the guests arrive and convert all usable surfaces. The coffee table can double as a drink station, the kitchen can be a buffet location and the bedrooms should be marked as off-limits if you don't want others in there.
Food and drinks
Food and drinks are a quintessential part of any party and New Year's Eve is no exception. Consider making a few bite-sized appetizers or ordering some pizzas and wings to munch on while you wait for midnight. Check out this article by Delish for some recipe inspiration. If you feel overwhelmed, ask your guests to pitch in and bring a dish or drink to share. They'll be more than happy to help out the host!
Plan the big countdown
The most important moment of the party is definitely when the clock strikes midnight, so make sure you have something planned for the big moment. Consider having the ball drop on the TV and a bottle of champagne ready to pop when the countdown ends. Or try something unconventional like having everyone make a wish or write their 2020 goals on a large dry-erase board.
Plan the cleanup
There are many pros to being the host of a party, like a guaranteed invite and last say in all the decision-making. The cons? Being in charge of cleaning up the spilled salsa from your living room rug and wiping the champagne spray from the ceiling fans. Recruit some of your Tallahassee Community College friends and guests to help clean to make it all go a bit quicker.