As the countdown to the New Year begins, the pressure to plan a memorable celebration can be daunting, especially if you're doing it last minute. But with some quick thinking, resourcefulness, and creativity, hosting a knock-out New Year's party on short notice is absolutely possible.

The good news is, event planners have noted a rising trend of last-minute ticket buying, meaning many people will likely wait until after Christmas to lock-in their New Year’s Eve plans. But to ensure your event is on their radar, now is the time to make quick decisions on venues and vendors and start spreading the word about your event. 

Create an Event Registration Page in Less than 10 Minutes

Visit Ticketbud.com and click “Create an Event.” Then, follow the prompts to sign in or create a free account. 

Once logged into your account, you’ll have access to your account dashboard. If it’s your first time using Ticketbud, consider updating your Account Profile Page with website and social media information or creating an Organization Page that multiple users could contribute to. 

When you’ve completed your account and organizational settings, click “Create New Event” to get started setting up your event registration page. Then, complete the event details form and click “Continue to edit event page” at the bottom of the screen.

The information from the form will be transferred to the event page editor. You’ll still need to add a banner image, event description and ensure all time and location details are correct. 

Click here to access banner design templates on Canva.

Before you can activate your event, you’ll need to create ticket types and configure a payment method if you plan on selling tickets. You can complete both of these steps using the event dashboard on the left. Select “Tickets” to customize and manage ticket types. Select “Event Settings” to link a payment processor. If your event is free, you don’t need to configure a payment method.

Once you’ve completed all these steps, your New Year’s event is ready to go live. When published, it’s time to start spreading the news. 

Get the Word Out Quickly

Time is of the essence, so utilize digital invites via social media, email, or messaging apps. You can use the “Promotion” option in the event dashboard to send invitations. Or, you can cast a wider net by sharing the link to the event page directly on your website, social media pages or other communications channels. 

Be sure your event messaging and branding aligns across all channels. This will make people more likely to see and recognize your event. Which in turn, may secure their registration. 

Don't forget to have a little fun with your promotional campaigns. The New Year is a great time to look towards new goals as well as to look back at the year’s highlights. So, engage your audience with posts or giveaways inspired by their future plans or favorite memories. 

Focus on the Experience

People want to bring in the New Year with friends and family. So exert your energy into designing an inviting atmosphere that people want to invite their loved ones to, fostering an environment for enjoyable conversations and shared memories. 

Need some fun ideas? Try:

  • A masquerade ball
  • Casino night
  • Decade-themed parties: roaring twenties, eccentric 80s, killer 90s, etc
  • Midnight cruise
  • Silent disco
  • A culinary celebration with special NYE food traditions from around the world
  • Pajama party
  • Vision board crafting

Cheers to seizing the moment and creating unforgettable memories!