Whether you’re a seasoned host or this is your first soireé, everyone knows the food and fizz must flow. But the beauty of hosting is you decide how this will look. Set the table for many or consciously place artistic dishes full of snacks around your space. Perhaps you’d like to serve delicious champagne in vintage crystal glasses, or you might opt for homemade cocktails in elegant tumblers. You could even turn your party into a communal preparatory experience and relinquish some post-party stress by asking your guests to bring their favourite dish. Whatever you decide, keep it simple and stylish; this is your evening to celebrate, too.
The goal for any gathering is to bring your favourite people together so you can lose yourself in the evening deep in shared conversation and festivities. So, choose an outfit that’s both showstopping and stylish yet comfortable enough for you to float from guest to guest and serve champagne at the stroke of midnight.
Above all else, give yourself the time and space to enjoy what you’ve prepared. Spend time with your guests; they are there to make and remember memories with you. Soak up the ambience, savour the sound of laughter and clinking glasses in your home and reminisce about your favourite moments from this year.