Let’s have a Daytime New Years Eve Party!
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in aged care doesn’t have to be too challenging, of course, we don’t all sit up till midnight waiting for the year to turn into a new one but we can create a fantastic daytime party to celebrate the new year!
Who says New Year’s Eve celebrations can’t happen in broad daylight? In aged care, we believe in ringing in the new year with style, laughter, and a touch of nostalgia. One of the most-requested and cherished celebrations among our residents is the “old-time dance” New Year’s Eve party, and let’s be honest, it’s an absolute hit!
Old Time Dance is the Perfect New Year’s Celebration!
Time It Right
Hosting the party in the afternoon is key. Supply a mix of beverages, from beer and wine to soft drinks, paired with platters of savory nibbles. After all, nothing says celebration like good music and delicious treats.
Set the Stage
Transform a spacious activity room into a dance haven. Line the edges with tables adorned with New Year’s decorations, creating an inviting atmosphere. Now, clear a space in the middle for the dance floor—essential for the stars of the show, our enthusiastic dancers.
Fill the dance floor with bouncing, colorful balloons. As our residents twirl and sway to the rhythm, these balloons become joyful dance partners, adding an extra layer of festivity.
Dress Up Extravaganza
Encourage everyone to put on their glitzy best. Staff, residents, and even volunteers, family, and friends join in the dress-up fun, adding a glamorous touch to the festivities.
While some may take to the dance floor with grace, others prefer to watch, chat, and soak in the lively ambiance. The beauty lies in the inclusive nature of the celebration, where everyone can participate in their own way.
Curate a playlist of old-time dance music that transports everyone to bygone eras. The tunes, combined with the joyful company, create an atmosphere of warmth and connection.
Closing the Celebration
As the afternoon dances away, gather everyone for a closing sing-along, wishing each other a happy new year. It’s a heartwarming tradition that encapsulates the spirit of togetherness.