The Planning Process
The best parties begin taking shape weeks in advance. You'll want to give your guests ample notice before the big night or they might commit to other plans before they even hear about your awesome RV party. If your RV is parked at a campground or even in your driveway, polite etiquette suggests that you inform your nearby neighbors of the event so they are aware of the potential for late-night noise. Start your party around 9pm, which will give your guests plenty of time to meet and mingle before the ball drops. In addition to the time, inform your guests of your chosen theme so that they can attend accordingly.
Picking a Theme
Having a solid theme establishes the overall atmosphere of the party, and when it comes to New Year's Eve, your options are virtually endless. Choosing a great theme provides the foundation for how you will decorate, what you will serve, and how your guests will dress. Here are just four possible theme ideas for a New Year's Eve RV party: Dusky Speakeasy Soiree - Invite your guests to dress up as flappers and pinstripe-suited mobsters. Dim the lights, let some slow jazz play in the background, and party like the prohibitionists aren't watching. Black and White Cocktail Party - Keep it classy and make your party a black-and-white affair by inviting guests to wear casual penguin suits and their most favorite little black dresses. Color-coordinate your decorations accordingly. Glitter and Sparkle Celebration - Invite your guests to shower themselves in glitter by wearing shimmering attire and their most bedazzled accessories. Cover your RV with shiny confetti before they arrive. Last Big-Hurrah Bash - Throw a rager that leaves your guests ready to take on their New Year resolutions by inviting them to indulge in all the vices they plan to give up come January 1st. You can all talk about your upcoming diet plans as you congregate by the donut bar and French fry platter.
The Food Menu
The Drink Selection
- Dusky Speakeasy Soiree - Old Fashioneds
- Black and White Cocktail Party - White Russians and Black Russians
- Glitter and Sparkle Celebration - Fruity Sangria
- Last Big-Hurrah Bash - Sorbet Champagne Floats
Have some activities planned to keep your guests entertained until it's time to watch the ball drop. While you should still keep the TV on and tuned in to the Rockin' New Years Eve Special, most of your guests won't have their eyes on the screen until closer to midnight. Keep the volume on the TV low until the ball starts to drop. Here are some other activity ideas for your New Year's Eve RV Party: