2020 was a wild ride, and we're glad that we have come to the tail end of it. And, what better way to put the crazy year behind us than by closing it with an awesome party in Gurgaon. Everyone is looking forward to letting their hair down and relax with their friends and families over Christmas parties, New Year's Eve bashes, and other year-end holiday celebrations.
But, we needn’t state that things aren't the same this year. It may be tempting to throw caution to the wind and enjoy the parties and festivities. However, with the pandemic still raging on, we need to be cautious and celebrate responsibly. We must continue adhering to all the safety guidelines – wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings.
Whether you’re celebrating virtually or keeping it small with just a few friends, here are some of our best and safe party ideas to end 2020 with a bang.
1. Don’t forget the Most Important Party Props for 2020
Hand sanitizers, anti-bacterial wipes may not be included in your usual party planning kit. But, this year, they are an absolute must. Make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizers at different spots around the party venue. Instruct guests to sanitize their hands frequently, especially while entering and exiting the party hall.
2. Keep it Small & Intimate
Yes, we may not be able to go all out this year, but that’s okay. Try to keep your gatherings small. Abide by the rules set in your community. Remember, the smaller the crowd, the safer it is for everyone.
3. Set the Date & Let your Guests know well in Advance
You may assume that since everyone is at home, they are likely to be free to attend the event. With office Zoom calls, children's school meetings, the year-end is always the busiest time of the year, even in 2020.
So, make sure that you let your guests know about the party well ahead. Give them at least a 2-week notice so that they can free up their calendar. Make sure to send them a reminder the day before the event so that they don't forget. Send out party invites to make it feel memorable for each guest.
4. Ask Guests about Dietary Needs
While sending out invites, ask guests to send in their dietary requirements. This will help you plan the party food to appeal to all guests. Check if your guests require special vegetarian food or diet-friendly meals like keto, paleo, low carb, etc. Also, if children are attending the event, you need to opt for child-friendly meals as well.
5. Book a Small Party Caterer in Gurgaon
Booking party caterers in Gurgaon is a great way to take the stress out of party planning. At Captain Joe, we have included special festive items on our menu. You can choose from an array of dishes to fit your theme and budget.
We offer private small party catering services anywhere in Gurgaon – at your home, at a party hall, or office. Customise your menu, choose your preferred dishes, and select the number of guests, party date – and our team will serve delicious food right at your party venue. We offer both full-service New Year party catering as well as drop-off catering services.
When you choose full-service catering, we handle everything from the set up to serving and cleaning up after the party is over. On the other hand, with drop-off catering, your food will be delivered in neatly packaged foil boxes, ready for serving. You can choose either option depending on your budget and party needs.
6. Keep it Themed
Whether you’re having a virtual get-together or celebrating with a small group of friends and family, a themed event is a great way to put everyone in the party mood. It also helps your party stand out from the numerous parties organised this time of the year. Also, themes make your party feel special than the regular after-work informal Zoom meets.
Let your guests know the theme in advance so that they can dress accordingly. At Captain Joe, we can also create customised meals based on your party theme. Just let our team know in advance, and we'll help you out.
7. Fun Games to set the Party Mood
Party games are an excellent way to break the ice and get the party started. Whether it’s a virtual party or a live event, here are some game ideas for year-end parties:
- Cookie decorating
- Card games
- Drinking games
- Dance parties
- Photo booths/Instagram walls
- Countdown walls for New Year’s Eve
- The oldies like Charades, Thumbola are still exciting and fun.
8. Finally, don’t forget the Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Receiving gifts makes us feel special, no matter how old we are. A gift is like a warm hug, and we can all agree that we all deserve a hug this year, more than ever. Just because you cannot exchange gifts in person this year, you don't have to skip it. Set a budget and let people know their secret Santa so that they can send gifts via courier. Alternatively, you can also ask people to exchange email only gifts – like coupons, vouchers for a favourite restaurant, e-gift card, etc.
If you’re looking for the best year-end party food in Gurgaon, reach out to Captain Joe. Start by ordering online to get a free quote. Complete the orders online and receive delicious party eats right at your doorstep.