With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it is time for reflection, a chance to refresh and, obviously, an excellent excuse for a party! First things first, if you are hosting this year’s celebrations, it is all about creating the best vibe to bring in 2023. From theme to guests, cuisine, and location, there are quite a few factors to consider to get the baseline of your invites. Whether you want to keep it intimate and simple for your close friends and family or are more into throwing the biggest party to date for all to enjoy, we have a few ideas to get you started. Let the good times roll!
Kick it up a notch this year with a dress code and get the countdown started with a Roaring 20s-inspired evening. Think champagne flutes, flapper costumes and turning up some Gatbsy-style jazz for a fabulous way to see off 2022. Decorate the venue with everything, black, gold and white, adorning the table and bar with over-the-top ostrich feathers and pearls to integrate that 1920s glitz and glam for the festivities. For food, delicious canapes are the go; shrimp cocktails, bruschetta, olives, and finger sandwiches are all easy to prepare, then combine these with an elaborate-looking cheese and charcuterie board for an added elegant touch. A fun addition to the party is asking your guests to bring their favourite bottle of bubbles, a champagne-style potluck for everyone to try. Our Champagne Celebration Gift Hamper is perfect for a special night, including a stunning bottle of Moet & Chandon alongside a selection of delicious snacks to add to the gorgeous spread!
If something a little more low-key is on the cards after the craziness of the Christmas period, then a spa night with your besties is exactly what you need. Take the pressure off stocking up on different supplies with our beautiful range of Pamper Hampers, designed specifically for creating a relaxing and immersive experience at home. The Wellness Hamper is packed with our favourite Loyal Crush Matcha Mask, Hemp Body Butter, and aromatic Byron Bay Candle to be enjoyed with a delicious Mayde Tea, perfect for sharing with your loved ones. Spend the night rejuvenating together, discussing New Year's resolutions, reflecting on your favourite memories of the past year and wake up fresh-faced and ready to take on 2023!
Boogie on down with a funky ’70s-themed party, perfect if you are looking to dance your way into the New Year! Fun for all the family, and the good news is that throwing an unforgettable party doesn't have to translate to a ton of work. Get your hands on a sparkly disco ball, a set of speakers and some retro platform shoes; you are halfway there! A banging playlist is also essential; a bit of Tina Tuner, Diana Ross and Rolling Stones is bound to get everybody moving and grooving on the dancefloor till the early hours. Our brand new Winding Road Cocktail Hamper is a fantastic addition to the bar: get creative with some exciting cocktail recipes, including espresso martinis, citrus and salt-infused gin and tonic or a zesty caipirinha to impress your guests.
We love the idea of an Apres Ski Party this year! Pretend it is snowing outside and gather your family and friends for a big pot of chees fondue, red wine and an outdoor fire! Our Gourmet Food Hamper comes with a divine bottle of Angove Organic Shiraz, which also makes for a tasty base for a mulled wine if the mood strikes! Bake some snowboard-shaped cookies, decorate with faux snow, furry rugs and unpack some marshmallows for everyone to make smores. No matter where you are, you can create a mountain-life vibe that will rival the Swizz Alps or the Canadian Rockies. After the evening’s festivities wind down, gather together for a classic movie marathon to see you through till midnight. Whip out the popcorn and some homemade choc tops for the cinema-style experience without leaving the comfort of your couch!
If staying up till midnight always feels challenging, and you simply love an early rise, why not host a New Year's Day brunch instead? Include all the best bits - mimosas, fresh fruit, avocado smash, pancakes and a dosage of summer sunshine; a beautiful brunch spread is always a fun idea without the pressures of the evening countdown. Our exclusive Plunge Into Coffee Hamper will ensure everyone is raring to go for a fantastic first day of the year!
We wish you all a Very Happy New Year at Byron Bay Gifts!