Trying to figure out who to invite (and who to avoid) for this year’s New Year’s Eve party? Our tips can help:
Set a limit
What’s the maximum number of people you can invite? If you’re organizing a house party, maybe that number can be higher, but if you’re arranging dinner reservations and an intimate pub party, or a weekend getaway, perhaps it’s best to keep numbers at a minimum.
Write it down
Put pen to paper and write down all the names of the guests. That way, as RSVPs come in, it will be much easier to track the final headcount.
Want to simplify things even more? Keep an eye out for Montreal Nitelife Tours’ invitation widget to create a guest list, send out invites, track RSVPs, and much more.
Figure out if people can bring a date/friends – it will probably be the number-one request of attendees. If you think most people will want a few friends in tow, then keep the original guest list smaller.
Send out invitations
Either paper ones in the mail (a very formal way to do it in our technological day and age) or via email/social networking. That way no one can say they weren’t aware of the evening’s plans.
Give an RSVP-by date
You have reservations to make, transportation to arrange, possible travel arrangements, and more. You need to know if you’re organizing a New Year’s Eve party for eight or 25 people. Insist that people RSVP.
Always account for a few extras
Inevitably, even if you’re the most organized of party-planners, unexpected guests will show up. So when you’re making reservations, add two to four to the final headcount just in case.
Always account for a few last-minute cancellations
This may not be an option if you’re going away for New Year’s, so make sure all invitees are aware of cancellation fees. Also, don’t be surprised when someone who swore up and down that they’d be at your party fails to show up – the holidays are a busy time for everyone and sometimes, last-minute cancellations are unavoidable.
Confirm all reservations the morning of
Before your party arrives for the activities, give the restaurant/club/lounge a quick call the morning of New Year’s Eve to ensure everything is set and everyone is accounted for. Or ask us to take care of this last-minute detail.
Planning a New Year’s Eve Party in Montreal?
Check out our list of Montreal New Years Eve club parties here. Some clubs offer packages which include a table reserved for your group for a real VIP New Year’s Eve experience in Montreal!
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