Post # 1
when should i send them out? now or beginning of dec??
also, we initially have been telling ppl (who are getting invited) that its going to be a cocktail party…. no offense to anyone else but when i hear cocktail party, i think of very high-class, with finger foods, wine/champagne, and classy dress, etc…. now, my issue is this: none of our family n friends are classy type…i kno that sounds rude or whatnot but its true…and i feel like its going to end up just being a laid back house party with everyone dressed up….which is fine by me!!! and our budget is getting tight so we may have to cut corners anyways which further makes it more of a house party than a cocktail party in my mind….which leads to my next question:
do i just re-word the invites to call it “NYE Party” and mention ‘dress to impress’ or do i keep it “NYE Cocktail Party“?
or should i scratch the dress to impress and just plan for a house party instead?
Post # 4
If you want people to be dressed up, I think that you need to mention the “dress to impress”. As for whether to say coctail party or not, I think it depends. You sound like you are leaning towards the house party vibe, so I would just say NYE Party. You know your friends, but some people may think that “Cocktail Party” won’t be a real party all night long kinda party ya know? I don’t know if what I’m saying makes sense. The last NYE party I had I passed out apps, wine, champagne etc. but everyone just dressed how they liked. I think it would be really fun to get invited to one that was “dress to impress”
Post # 5
I think it’s fun to have everyone dressed up. Just because you’re having it at your home doesn’t mean you can’t as people to dress a little nicer, it’s NYE – dressing up is pretty standard.
I agree with the PP that a “cocktail” party sounds like a 6-9 thing rather than and all night party. Wait to send invites out till mid Nov. People will be making their plans for the holidays after Thanksgiving so you’ll want it to be on their radar.
Post # 6
I would automatically assume if I were invited to a NYE party that it would be a dressy affair but like you said if you’re guests are not dressy people and if that’s what you want then you should definitely mention it on the invites. If it’s not the norm for them they are not going to assume.
Post # 7
awesome..that helps…i think i’ll just do nye party with ‘dress to impress then’…. thanks!!! 🙂