3 Epic New Year's Eve Wedding After-Party Ideas

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New Years Eve Wedding After Party Ideas

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Turn down for what? Don't let a little noise ordinance put a damper on your NYE party plans. If your venue has a strict curfew and they can't extend it or you're simply looking for a change of scenery once the clock strikes midnight, ring in the New Year with one of these festive after-party ideas.

1. Pop bottles at the club
Table service anyone? Round up your crew and hit the club for a VIP New Year's Eve extravaganza like no other. While this option can get pricy, if you've got money to blow it's totally worth the splurge just for the experience and memories alone. Some nightclubs will even let you rent out your own private room. Either way, you and your guests will have a sectioned off space to do your thing and toast to new beginnings.

2. Join another party
Do some research ahead of time to see what NYE events are happening around town that night. Chances are, you can crash the party with your party, and it's possible you won't have to pay a penny. In big cities, you'll often find free celebrations (typically downtown) with photo booths, live entertainment, music, and of course a countdown to the New Year. The only downside is the unpredictability of the crowd so if you tend to get claustrophobic or have a huge group, we'd probably advise against this one. Otherwise, we recommend having a party bus transport you and your guests from the wedding venue to the event so it's not a hassle to meet up there.

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3. Host a fancy late night picnic
Everybody loves a New Year's house party! Rent an Airbnb in your favorite location with all your favorite people and host an indoor fancy picnic for afterward, suggests San Francisco based destination-wedding planner Ashley Smith, founder of BuzzWorthy Events. Once the ball drops and everyone has danced their hearts out, they're bound to want some grub. "You can arrange comfy pillows around low tables filled with candles and food stations complete with finger foods and serious late night grub like grilled cheese and tomato soup, truffle fries or mini pizzas." A bunch of black, white and gold balloons, confetti sprinkled tables and a matching metallic garland banner will help set the scene without breaking the bank.

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