The invitation list should include friends and relatives who have a sense of humor. Invite those who enjoy comedies. Invitations can be made using standard 8×11 multipurpose paper. Pick up a pack of multi-colored paper from your local office supply store. You can design multiple invitations on one sheet of paper. Arrange the layout of the paper using a word processing program. Many people use Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher. Use any program that you are familiar with. You can use funny looking fonts and clip art on the invitations. If you do not have access to clip art, use goofy stickers instead. Stickers can be found at dollar stores and Hallmark. Make sure to point out the theme of the New Year’s Eve party on the invitation. Doing so will make guests aware that you are hosting a comedy movie bash. Using scissors, separate the invitations after printing them out. Cut each invitation into a funny shape. You can use colorful envelopes when mailing the invitations. It can add character and boost excitement for your New Year’s Eve party.
Suggest to your guests that they wear outrageous attire. I recommend funny looking wigs, shoes that don’t match or unusual outfits. Outrageous attire will make for a very humorous atmosphere. I recommend having a pile of several different comedy movies to entertain your guests. Provide them with a wide selection of movies to choose from. You can also add a BYOM (Bring Your Own Movie) to your invitation. Guests can vote on the movies that they want to watch. Play the titles that have the most votes. This will ensure a higher level of excitement during your New Year’s Eve celebration. Popular comedy movies include American Pie, Talladega Nights and Meet the Parents. If you are running low on movie ideas, find movies that star Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey. Movies starring these actors will suffice for almost any comedy loving crowd.
Guests may work up an appetite after laughing for hours. Make sure to serve a nice sized dish at your New Year’s Eve bash. You can whip up a batch of Emeril Lagasse’s Quick Chicken Stir Fry in 25 minutes. Cans of Minute Maid juice, Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks can be purchased in advance. Make enough food to allocate second dishes for your New Year’s party guests. I recommend purchasing more than enough beverages. Drinks always run out during holiday parties. Prepare Emeril Lagasse’s Champagne Punch for everyone to bring in the New Year. It must be prepared and refrigerated in advance.
Break out a game of Scene It? Movie Edition. Guests will enjoy this trivia DVD and board game while waiting for the New Year to arrive. The company that carries Scene It? also offers a Movie Super Game pack, with new screen challenges and trivia questions. This game is great for your comedy movie New Year’s Eve party. I played an online version of Scene It? while writing this article and it was enjoyable. I even answered questions correctly for movies that I have never seen before. It is a must-have for entertaining guests.
Decorate your party room with colorful balloons. You can print out photos and scenes from comedy movies and attach them to your New Year’s decorations and hang them on the walls. Be sure to take lots of pictures during your New Year’s Eve party. You will want to have photos of guests who are in wacky attire. Grab a Polaroid or digital camera and let the fun begin. Guests will have a blast and you can create long lasting memories of the best New Year’s Eve party ever.