Planning a New Year’s Eve party at your house often seems like a great idea in late November. But once December sneaks into double figures, the reality of what you’ve
really done starts to sink in. No rest for the wicked!

For those who’ve been brave enough this year to put their hand up to throw an end-of-year celebration, we’ve put together a list of party essentials that will make your NYE party one to remember.

Is it even a New Year if you don’t hear a champagne bottle pop? Make sure you don’t hold up 2018 for the rest of us and get a quality bottle of champagne to make the countdown finish with a bang. Or a pop.

We get that everyone isn’t living on a champagne budget, luckily bottles of prosecco pop too!

Drinking on an empty stomach isn’t fun for anyone, so make sure you have lots of snacks on hand for your guests. Should you run out and don’t want to leave the house, there’s no better way to welcome 2018 than with some beef jerky! To be honest,  we can probably think of some better ways, but this one’s for the devoted jerky lover. Yes, you.

Tunes can make or break a party. Music has the power to put your guests to sleep or get them onto the dance floor. If you aren’t already using Spotify, you can try 3 months of premium for 99 cents. A bloody bargain if you ask us! Plus, you can use their huge selection of pre-built playlists and trick everyone that you’re the next David Guetta.

There is nothing worse than a lukewarm vodka soda, trust us. So to avoid your guests shuddering as they sip their warm drinks, make sure that you have enough ice to last the night. As a great man once said “ice, ice baby”. Luckily we deliver 2kg bags of ice, or if you’re feeling super fancy we even have Navy Strength which might just last you until 2019.

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Your Guide to Hosting an Adult Sleepover For Your Friends

Who doesn’t feel nostalgic for childhood sometimes?

Childhood was a wonderful responsibility-free time when hanging out was mostly about spending time with your friends. What activity you did wasn’t as important. Well, sleepovers were the epitome of childhood, and as such, hosting one is the easiest way to get transported back into that pre-adult life before responsibilities and bills, careers, and such. But an adult sleepover can have alcohol too, so it’s actually heaps better. Here’s how you make it a great one!

Be careful about who you invite

It’s so so easy to get loose in the invitation phase and invite a few people who might change the mood you’re trying to set for the night. Perhaps your sleepover plans are at the top of your mind when you bump into an acquaintance at a cafe, and before you know it you blurt out “Wanna come?” and immediately wanna kick yourself in the shins.

Remember, you really don’t have to invite everyone, it’s not your 4th grade birthday party. Don’t be mean about it obvi, but it’s fine to only invite your closest friends.

Boring adult sleepover logistics

Make sure you’ve got enough sleeping space/food/booze for everyone invited. If you don’t, ask people to bring their own. We can also pop by with cold drinks if you’re running low!

Consider the mood you want to set

Ask yourself these two questions:
How do I want people to feel during the sleepover?
How do I want them to feel after the sleepover?

Let the answers to these two guide your choices and you’re a long way towards nailing an adult sleepover.

Make it a little magical

Adult sleepovers should feel a little like regressing back to childhood. Check your worries at the door and chill the fuck out. Changing up your place a little can help your friends do this heaps faster. How? Hang those fairy lights that 14-year-old you flipped out over, and drag your mattress into the living room. Cover it in blankets and pillows and make a blanket fort.

Plan some entertainment

Every friend group is different, and we’re not gonna pretend like we know yours. But what we do know is that everyone needs some entertainment. Whether that’s board games, karaoke, drinking games, face masks, dancing, chats, video games, or movies all night – that’s up to you. Just make sure you’ve got ample options available to keep everyone happy.

Plan super easy foods and drinks (and a TON of it!)

No one wants to be in the kitchen when fun’s being had in the living room. Easy does it, so stock up on frozen pizzas, entertainer spring rolls, garlic bread, and all the crisps and chocolate in the known universe.

For drinks, think premixers, wine and beer, or perhaps even a jumbo bowl of punch! Running low on alcohol is the bane of any adult sleepover, so be the Host With the Most and order top ups until 11pm!

No adult sleepover is complete without breakfast mimosas

Your gang awakes in the morning, either smooth skinned and glowy from a night of pampering, or bleary-eyed and headachey from one too many tequila shots, to a MIMOSA BREKKIE! Yep, it’s the best and not very expensive. Your mimosas can even be delivered cold to your door, so you don’t have to worry about fridge space.

Have fun

The best way you can make sure your guests have fun is to have fun yourself, and don’t get too frustrated if plans change or if people chat through the movie. Hey, listen, you’ll knock it out of the park.

Tipple’s New Concierge Service: Drinks Catering Made Easy

Our new drinks catering service offers a curated drinks selection to suit any event and budget. The drinks are delivered cold, and the trash is removed. Step out of the driver’s seat, let us chauffeur your next event!