2019 New Year’s Eve Party Checklist
You don’t have to be a party planner to host the perfect New Year’s Eve party, but you do need a little help from some of our experienced friends! We’ve joined forces with some of Saskatoon’s most talented vendors and business owners to create Refined’s take on a luxury New Year’s Eve at home!
Invitations and paper details
Create intrigue and interest with custom invites guests will receive in the mail. Need something unique, specific and maybe a little outrageous? Perfect! Soul Paper has you covered, wrapped, folded and sealed! Hint: Don’t forget additional little touches like name cards, individualized menus and thank you cards. Guests will take notice and feel the warm and fuzzies even before their first cocktail. Speaking of which…
It’s the holidays, and what else gives off that warm bite of being merry and bright like LB Distiller’s Knock on Wood Spiced Rum? Maybe a double! Create your own signature cocktail for the evening or, steal LB’s fail-proof recipes on page 43.
Hint: For your non-drinking guests or invited minis, visit Wilson’s Lifestyles Centre for some unique bubbly beverages perfect for the holidays and your wet bar!
Sweet Treats and Savoury Bites
Arguably one of the most important parts of hosting a successful holiday party! Don’t fret if you aren’t a foodie, or you are, but just the eating type (us too!). Evelyn Drisner from Fresh Dish Catering has the skills (and patience) to create and serve up a five-course meal or the most fanciful plates of sweet and savoury finger foods that really melt in your mouth.
Food on Display…
…and on social media. You know the saying “you eat with your eyes first,” so don’t skimp on presentation. Display your food for your luxury party on a piece of art! For custom and unique charcuterie, serving or cutting boards contact David Bigler of Bigler Custom Carpentry.
Table & Decor
Translating a luxurious NYE party into a beautifully designed table for guests to admire isn’t a fantasy. The experts at Handy Special Events can turn your party big or small into a sight for sparkly eyes. With a variety of textures, colours and themes to choose from, they can manifest your party theme into reality!
There truly is something about fresh flowers that elevates any party and breathes fresh air into a space. Twig & Bloom is Saskatoon’s premiere florist for beautiful custom creations to fit your party theme — big or small, at any budget. Joanne’s creative flare is truly unmatched.
His & Hers NYE Outfits
The Ladies: It’s always about the dress. There is no better place to visit in Saskatoon for that talked-about NYE cocktail dress than Kajoo and her team at Klassique Designs in Scotia Mall.
& Gents: Celebrate in style with colour and flare! Visit Anthony and his team at Anthony’s Fashion for the latest style and trends for a night out… or in this case, in! This is your time to ring in the New Year looking your best self!
If you aren’t popping Moet & Chandon at 12 a.m. on January 1 is it really even New Year's? Toast your guests to new beginnings with pure luxury in a flute glass. We suggest Moet & Chandon’s Imperial Brut Champagne from Co-op’s Wine, Spirits and Beer store.
Gifts to the Guests & Good Vibes
What better way to bid adieu to your guests than with a stone of the heart. Rose quartz heart-shaped stones from Atlantis 2000 offer healing properties of peace, love and personal fulfillment. The perfect gift for the New Year!
Attention Guests — GIFT TO THE HOST
Offering a gift of appreciation to your party host(s) is essential and we have the perfect item! Atmosphere Interior Design has a new signature luxe candle collection that is the perfect gift for such an occasion. Available in three delectable scents — Dark Story, Rose Noir & Luxe Neroli, find them on their website, atmosphereid.ca.
Special thanks to Decora Homes, Wilson’s Lifestyle Centre and all vendors, businesses and models for their collaboration and support during this photo shoot.