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New Year’s Eve Pointers Nightclub Owners Need to Know for 2016

Nightclub NYE Blog 2As a club owner or promoter, every night needs to be a legendary night out for the club crowd. New Year’s Eve is not only the pinnacle of parties, but one of the most lucrative dates for nightclub and bar owners. The Flutter FETTI Team is here to make sure your countdown to 2016 is unforgettable! Read on for tips and ideas to keep the energy high, the dance floor crowded, and your entrance line long.

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5 Fabulous New Year’s Eve Wedding Ideas

11356068364_719c43fe44_zNew Year’s Eve is known for its fun and festive atmosphere and for the celebration of new beginnings. It’s the perfect time to exchange your vows and ring in the New Year as a married couple! While June tends to be one of the most popular months for weddings, the Flutter FETTI Team is seeing a New Year’s Eve wedding trend. Make your wedding the party of the year with one of these five fabulous New Year’s Eve wedding ideas:

1. Resolution Table Numbers
Instead of traditional table numbers, switch it up with “Resolution Numbers”. Each table will be labeled with a Resolution Number and a resolution. For example, Resolution No. 6 “May we find love, laughter and happily ever after.” Write your own resolutions or use some of your favorite quotes.

2. Mini Champagne Wedding Favors
Nothing says New Year’s Eve like champagne! Your guests will absolutely love mini champagne bottles as their wedding favor. Print up and attach cards that say, “Pop, Fizz, Drink”, “Drink Me”, or a simple “Thank You”. Add a paper straw tied on with coordinating ribbon – mix it up with polka dot, chevron, and striped straws in black and white or gold and white. Cheers to the happy couple!

12210735835_f1f613c5db_z (2)3. Create a Confetti Bar
The excitement builds as the countdown gets closer. Picture the clock striking midnight and your guests joyously showering you with elegant confetti. The moment will not only be breathtaking, but a fabulous photo opportunity. Create your very own Confetti Bar by setting up a table specifically for (you guessed it) confetti! Use loose confetti to scatter around the table and to fill various sized decorative glass jars, hang a “Confetti Bar” sign or banner above the table, and lay out confetti launchers along with a framed instruction guide. Couples love using an assortment of our FETTI Launchers at their Confetti Bar. Options include our 14” “Hand Flick” FETTI Launcher filled with white corkscrews in a gold holographic wrapped tube, our 6” Wedding “Hand Flick” Confetti Launcher with all white confetti in an elegant filigree decorated tube, and our 14” Confetti Sticks with white tissue and silver metallic Flutter FETTI in a silver holographic wrapped tube. As guests enter the reception, have your ushers make sure that everyone knows about and visits the Confetti Bar. If you’re having a band or DJ, they can also make an announcement about when and how to use the FETTI launchers. It’s a wonderful way for everyone to be a part of the big day!

nyewedding4. Picture Your Future – Photo Booth Fun
Guests can ham it up in your wedding photo booth. Create a sign outside of the booth that says “Picture Your Future”. Place a variety of cardstock New Year’s Eve themed props (the props are attached to wooden rods to hold) for guests to use for the ultimate photo booth fun. Use props like hats, champagne glasses, Happy New Year signs, mustaches, bow ties, and horns. Glitter makes the props even more glam!

5. Champagne Cork Place Card Holders
Conventional place cards be gone! Your champagne cork place card holders tie in marvelously with your New Year’s Eve wedding theme. You can make these place cards by carefully scoring a horizontal line with an x-acto knife. Make sure that your cut is deep enough to hold the name card in place. Ask friends and family to collect their bubbly corks or talk to your local restaurant about saving them.

Planning a New Year’s Eve Wedding? What other ideas are you including in your big day (and night)? Share with the Flutter FETTI Community in the comments below.

5 Epic New Years Eve Party Themes and Ideas

New Years Eve confetti partyWhat?  The year is almost over?  That’s okay, because a new one is about to begin and in between the old and the new you squeeze in the most epic annual party:  New Years Eve!  Rather than do something ‘routine’ this year, mix it up with a creative theme party and give your nightclub, bar or home something to look forward to.  Here are 5 epic New Years Eve party themes and ideas you should consider:

1.  All White Party Theme

It’s a really simple theme: partygoers dress in fashionable all white attire.  Despite its simplicity, the end result is a party that displays elegance, sophistication and class.  The all white party theme is great for wintery weather when snow is in the air and eggnog cocktails are in style.  You can decorate tables with white cloths and flickering white candles and do a New Years Eve ball drop as white bulk confetti falls.  The best part of all is that you won’t find too many people getting sloppy or spilling drinks because there’s no way to hide it!

2.  80s Black Light Party Theme

Nothing says, “we’re heading into a new year” like stepping back in time, right? Retro 80s style clothing and endless black light are a fantastic way to make your nighttime party glow in the dark!  Pump fan favorite 80s music to start it off right and serve neutral-tone foods and drinks like Brie cheese, hummus, and martinis to give everything a supernatural glow.  When the clock strikes midnight, shoot off white Corkscrews confetti from a Red Blower and make the scene even eerier (as if that was possible)!

3.  Celebrity Party Theme

Roll out the red carpet for this one, literally.  A celebrity party theme is your moment to pull out all the stops and live like you’re in Hollywood for one night only.  Photographers, red carpets, Champagne glasses, lounge chairs and Top 40 music are just a few of the elements that make up this kind of New Years Eve party.  You can even take it one step further and get guests (or at least some of them) to dress up like famous celebrities.  It’s a unique way to host a classy event and get people a little bit more excited about an already awesome night!

4.  Casino Night Party Theme

Tired of the same old eating, drinking and dancing party?  A casino night theme adds a new layer of entertainment to your New Years Eve party.  It doesn’t take much, besides a few tables, games and dealers, to transform your space into a Monte Carlo-style casino.  And when someone wins the night’s prizes?  Don’t just smile and cheer – hit them with a huge wave of confetti from a handheld MEGA Blaster or a floor-based Surprise Box.  Most importantly, everyone’s a winner when the clock strikes midnight and your party’s rated as a huge success!

5.  Fiesta Party Theme

Everyone could use a little extra spice in life and this fiesta party theme makes it happen.  Forget the standard New Years Eve fare – this party comes with spicy nachos, sweet and salty margaritas, noise-making maracas, and plenty of piñatas filled with anything you’d like!  It’s colorful, loud, funky and proud and the perfect place to hand out multi-colored 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks for the midnight countdown.  This is one New Years Eve party theme that you won’t forget and nor will any of your guests!

New Years Eve will be here before you know it, so this was your fair warning along with some helpful ideas for the big night.  There are a ton of great New Years Eve theme concepts out there and all of them are made better with a flutter of Flutter FETTI confetti!  For assistance on your New Years Eve confetti plans, contact Ronee Holmes, the FETTI Lady.

 

7 Fun Things To Pack For Your New Year’s Eve Vacation

New Years Eve partyAhhh vacation.  New Year’s Eve is coming up and many of us are taking advantage of the days off to get some much-needed R&R.  Yet a New Year’s Eve vacation is also meant to be a celebration with the biggest moment of the year occurring at midnight on December 31st.

You already have enough to pack, but you don’t want to leave out the fun stuff.  Whether you’re headed out on a cruise, going to a ski lodge, or visiting friends or family in another state, it’s important to think of small things that can fit in your bag but unleash big time fun.

1. Party hats and tiaras – Sitting directly on your head and spouting obvious phrases like “Happy New Year”, these wearable objects declare your love of New Years Eve!  Paper party hats can be bought in flattened packs, while top hats and faux-jeweled tiaras are skinny enough to squeeze around and be protected by all the clothes in your suitcase.

2. Noisemakers – Are you going to bring the noise this New Year’s Eve?  You certainly can if you pack these loud little whistles into your backpack.  There are plenty of noisemakers out there, but our 9” Happy New Year Swisher Streamers are a noisemaker, streamer stick, and pom-pom all in one!  Their compact size and multi-function design make them perfect for vacation.

3. Glow sticks – With the sun long gone and indoor lights dimmed, a New Year’s Eve party can be a dark time… unless you whip out some glow sticks!  These fluorescent lights make a statement on the dance floor and bring the funk of the 70s to the new millennium.  Plus, they’re small and fit easily in your luggage.

4. 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks – No matter where you are on New Year’s Eve, one thing is for certain – you’ll be counting down as the second hand edges towards midnight.  When the clock strikes 12, what should you do?  Throw confetti of course!  14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks are super fun, very colorful, easy to use, and can fit in any suitcase you bring on vacation!

5.  Beads and fake jewelry – Even though it’s not Mardi Gras or Halloween, colorful beads and gaudy fake jewelry can add a lot of fun to your New Year’s Eve party.  They’re easy to pack into your luggage and quick to throw on when the party gets going.  Plus, when else will you really get to wear this stuff?

6.  FireCracklers – Loud, fiery objects are a hit at New Year’s Eve, but taking firecrackers and fireworks with you on vacation is dangerous and often not allowed.  You’ll want a safer alternative that’s equally small and potent.  Our 14” FireCracklers® Confetti Snappers are designed to give you the great fiery colors and theatrical sounds you crave, but in a much safer way!

7.  Balloons and banners – Are you destined to spend your vacation in a blandly decorated hotel room or cabin?  Balloons and New Year banners can transform your living quarters into a festive space.  It’s easy to squeeze tons of balloons and a few big banners into your suitcase, so this one’s a no-brainer.  And once the party’s over, you can quickly take them down and get that rest and relaxation you always wanted.

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your holiday vacation.

5 Big Ideas For Your New Year’s Eve Wedding Countdown

NYE Wedding with Flutter FETTIA New Year’s Eve wedding combines two of the greatest things in life – a special day surrounded by your family and friends with a special moment that only comes once a year.  You’re guaranteed to have higher attendance and everyone will already be in a celebratory mood.  Best of all, you don’t have to worry about work the next day, hangover or not.  Now that’s a great way to kick off the New Year!

Hosting a wedding on New Year’s Eve offers plenty of unique moments, while allowing you to maintain the traditional elements you crave.  Ceremonies, DJs, cakes, and first dances are still on the menu, but what you must account for is the final countdown.  When the clock strikes midnight, what do you do?

Here are the 5 best ways to celebrate your New Year’s Eve wedding countdown from your experts at Flutter FETTI:

The “Ball Drop” – New York City might have the most famous ball drop, but you can host your very own that’s closer, more fun, and way more intimate.  If dropping an actual ball isn’t your thing, then consider dropping balloons or bulk confetti.  You can customize colors and incorporate metallic confetti to make the effect extra dazzling.

Confetti & Streamer Shots – At New Year’s Eve, it’s go big or go home – and nobody wants to go home when you’re in the middle of a wedding.  A big blast of confetti from 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers and a huge spray of streamers from handheld Master Blasters will surely do the trick and make this countdown one for the books!

Full Party Participation – Wedding guests love to be a part of your big moment, especially when that moment involves a countdown to midnight.  Give everyone a party pack with wild party hats and 9” Happy New Year Swisher Streamers that feature a hidden built-in noisemaker.  With everyone involved, the moment will feel so much more special.

Champagne & Sparklers – Give your countdown the glitz and glam it deserves by handing out bubbly and sparklers just before midnight.  The rising bubbles, sparkling glasses, and flickering light will create an atmosphere that screams New Year’s Eve (with a touch of class too).  Combine this countdown idea with a shot of confetti or streamers to put on the most surreal show.

Fireworks Show – If it fits in your budget and your venue allows it, then there’s no better way to cap off your wedding night and New Year’s Eve than with a spectacular fireworks show.  You’ll remember the moment for the rest of your life and your guests will too!

Just don’t forget to kiss your new spouse when the moment comes.  It’s your big wedding night and you want to start the New Year on the right foot!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your New Year’s Eve wedding celebration.

6 Tips On How To Plan Ahead For Big Events

Mardi Gras party with Flutter FETTIBig events sneak up quick.  It may be summer now, but winter events like New Years Eve will be here before you know it.  And spring?  A spring event like Mardi Gras can’t wait until the new year.  It’s vital that you start planning ahead and nail down the foundations for your big events to come.  Here are some tips on how to plan ahead from your experts at Flutter FETTI:

 Set a date first

 It’s such a basic concept, but it’s the most important piece of the puzzle.  The date that you set for your event is the focal point by which everything else revolves.  Some are easy to decide (there’s only one time for New Years Eve) and others are more flexible (Mardi Gras stretches over multiple days).  Without a specific date in mind, you can’t confirm a venue, hire a band, or invite any guests.  So once you’ve set a date, you can begin to work on everything else.

 Create a budget with wiggle room

 Of course, with every big event you have a big budget.  To create a budget, you have to think about every little detail, including venue, food, drinks, décor, labor, entertainment, favors, and invitations.  The challenge of planning ahead is that some costs change over time, so every budget should have wiggle room, or an emergency fund, from which you can alleviate any unexpected or excess costs.  Fortunately, by planning ahead you can often get better deals or give yourself time to make changes in your plans.

 Pick an appropriate venue

 Your choice of venue has the greatest impact on your party’s atmosphere and outcome.  A huge indoor space in an urban center will have a completely different vibe than a secluded outdoor beach setting.  The goal is to pick a venue that best suits your theme, guests, and plans.  For instance, if you plan to use X-6 Double Barrel Confetti Launchers to mark the New Year with a burst of color, then you need a place that features high ceilings or no ceilings at all.  By planning ahead, you often have a broader choice of venues than those who look last minute. 

 Search for sales and discounts

 When you give yourself plenty of lead time, you give yourself plenty of opportunities to evaluate your plans and find good deals.  Event planning can be an expensive venture, therefore sales and discounts on invitations, food, drinks, décor, and party favors can improve your financial situation or give you more money to spend elsewhere.  Sign up to receive emails from preferred vendors or call companies to see if you qualify for a bulk discount on your order.  For example, by joining Flutter FETTI’s mailing list, you can received discounts for confetti products like 14” Flutter FETTI Confetti Sticks and 18” Airless Launchers with Metallic Streamers – both perfect for any event!

 Line up entertainment

 Food, beverages, and décor can usually wait until you get closer to party time.  But entertainment needs to be booked or purchased well in advance.  Live entertainment, like the best bands and DJs, get booked up quick.  Popular party features, like 6” Continuous Flow Confetti Gerb Launchers and large audio/visual rentals, are snapped up or reserved well before the month of the event.  By planning ahead, your New Years party or Mardi Gras float will have the best assets to give your guests the most awesome celebration.

 Get the word out early

 You don’t have to send out invites or sell tickets super far in advance – most of your potential guests just aren’t ready yet.  However, you can certainly start to get the word out and get people thinking about your event.  Use social media, like Twitter and Facebook, to send out a teaser, such as a fun photo with the title “Half Way to Mardi Gras”.  Or set up a countdown clock on your website to get people excited about your New Years Eve party.  A little marketing can go a long way.

 About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your big event. 

The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate New Years Eve

When that clock strikes midnight on December 31 of any year, you want to be somewhere special with your significant other, friends, and/or family by your side.  Knowing the people you want to be with is usually the easy part.  Picking that special place to celebrate the occasion can be a bit trickier.

Your experts at Flutter FETTI® help countless people celebrate New Years Eve every year and we realize there are countless ways to celebrate the event.  Here are our five of the best ways to make your New Years Eve celebration extra special!

1.  Go to a Club

Clubs are practically designed for New Years Eve celebrations.  They have huge dance floors, multiple bars, exciting music, and packs of chic partygoers.  City slickers in places like New York, Las Vegas, London, and Berlin will have the best selection, but any club in any city, big or small, will do.  Many clubs sell tickets in advance for a fixed rate that gives you entrance, food, and drinks throughout the night.  Book early to take advantage of the best prices and go with a big group for a fabulous time!

2.  Rent Out a Bar

If you have hundreds of Facebook friends (who are actually real friends), then this option is for you.  During New Years Eve, many bars are available for rental meaning that you and 99 of your friends can each pay a fixed price for unlimited drinks and a place all to yourself.  By renting a bar, you don’t have to fight the crowds to get into one and you’ll know most, if not everyone, there.  Best of all, you can do whatever you want which means hiring your own DJ, offering your own “NYE 2012” drink, and convincing the bar manager to let you shoot 14” Flutter FETTI® Confetti Sticks when the big moment comes!  Book early as many of the best bars get rented quickly.

3.  Host a Party at Home

If you want to celebrate New Years Eve with everyone you know and on a much smaller budget, then hosting a party at your own house is the way to go.  There’s a lot of upfront work involved in planning, shopping, cleaning, and setting up, but you have control over every detail, including timing, food, and drink.  As for entertainment, you can play your guests’ favorite music, wave around plenty of 9” Happy New Year Swisher Streamers, and even arrange for fun social games, all because you want to.  Most importantly, at the end of a very long night, you have the shortest trek to bed.

4.  Join in the Featured Festivities

Every city and town has its New Years Eve celebration.  New York City has the big ball drop, New Orleans has the Jackson Square revelry, and Sydney has its famous fireworks behind the Harbour Bridge.  Most of these big events are completely free and incredible experiences.  Despite the inevitable crowds and craziness, witnessing these festivities first-hand is way more exciting than watching them on television.  And if you go with your significant other, you get to share a smooch at midnight with the thousands of other revelers witnessing the same event.  It’s just one big happy party!

5.  Travel Somewhere New

When New Years Day falls on a Monday or Friday, workers around the world rejoice about the extra long weekend!  It’s the perfect excuse to hightail it out of town and celebrate New Years Eve in a completely new destination.  It could be visiting a friend in the party capital of Montreal, flying to see your sister who just moved to a ski village in Colorado, or taking a romantic trip to the beaches of Cancun.  It’s less about where you go and more about taking a risk and enjoying a new adventure.  The only thing that does matter is whom you’re with, especially when that clock strikes midnight!

About Flutter FETTI®: Flutter FETTI is an innovator, manufacturer, and worldwide distributor of confetti and streamer products.  Our mission is to bring excitement and joy into every special event in your life.  Contact one of our confettiologists and we’ll make the right product recommendation to add the “WOW!” effect to your New Years Eve celebration.