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November 4, 2013  •  by Jane Carter

6 Ways To Pack The House At Your New Year's Event

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Everybody is looking for a party to spend their New Year’s Eve at, give them a reason to pick yours! From building the buzz to keeping people excited once they’re there, here are a few tips from Ticketbud to make your party the party everyone will be talking about in 2014!

The List:

  1. Add A Countdown Clock
  2. Create An Event Page
  3. Have Your Own Signature Cocktail
  4. Offer Guest Perks
  5. Add A Theme
  6. Be Aware Of Other Parties

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1. Add A Countdown Clock

Countdown Build anticipation for your event and the New Year. As the clock ticks closer to 2014, excitement about the big countdown grows and you can use that to your event’s advantage. Harness the excitement by setting up a countdown clock on your website or at the actual event that counts down the to your party and to the New Year. Sure, people know the 2014 is close but actually showing them creates a sense of urgency and anticipation attendees will love.

2. Create An Event Page

Screen Shot 2013-11-04 at 10.53.52 AM Your event is only as legitimate as you make it look to your attendees! Creating a snazzy, customized event page where your attendees can buy tickets or RSVP for your event gives your party a professional, polished look and feel. No one wants to attend the party that looks like a get-together organized on Facebook! Create an event page for FREE on Ticketbud and see how easy it is to add some style to your New Year’s event.

3. Have Your Own Signature Cocktails

medium_10083129874 A signature element of any kind is key to making your event stand out and signature cocktails are perfect for the New Year’s theme. Of course there will be plenty of bubbly flowing but signature cocktails add a unique and creative touch to distinguish your bash. This also gives you a chance to try out a bunch of different mixes and justifying it by saying you’re “working”. Regardless of the signature cocktail you feature, be sure to include an appropriate amount of wine, beer and, of course, champagne.

4. Offer Guest Perks

Check-In Specials Let your guest advertise for you! We all know the power of social media and there is only so much you can do through your own social media sites. By having your guests “check-in” it gives your event more online visibility and exposes it to a highly targeted audience: the friends of people already going to the event. Early Bird Specials Everybody loves a good deal! Apart from offering your guests an incentive, Early Bird Specials will also give you a better sense of what to expect for your event. It’s a great opportunity to make any last-minute changes to accommodate more attendees before it’s too late.

 5. Add A Theme

While themed parties might seem like a bit of a gimmick, having a great theme can help make a party more popular and, most importantly, give it an extra “flavor” other events won’t have.
medium_3156118401Silver & Gold Party
Not everything that glitters is gold but it sure does look nice.
Glow in the Dark Party
Glow in the dark parties are fun and, of course, things look really cool when it’s dark. (Tip: Tonic water glows in the dark, try making Tonic Ice Cubes)
Masquerade Ball Party
Give your guest a chance to dress up a little and add a bit of mystery to the night.

6. Be Aware Of Other Parties

medium_7968954274(2) There are parties going on everywhere and they are all trying to make theirs as unique and popular as yours. You don’t want to have the same theme as the club next door so be aware of what they’re doing. Get your guests involved and find out what they want and what they are looking for. Don’t assume your event is the only one happening that night with that theme.
Make sure your party is a success by following these and other tips available on our Ticketbud Blog, because there’s nothing worse than putting in all that work and money just to have your party be a bust.  So make sure you avoid that from happening to you by keeping these tips in mind.
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