If you are already planning a New Year's Eve party or looking for ideas to get your "Party started", I thought I would share this fun idea. Everyone loves a bit of insight to their future, especially when the news is good. What better way to get you and your friends off to a good start by providing a fortune teller as the star of your party?
Start off this theme party be sending invitations which give insight to your theme of "good fortune". You can even word it with something like this, ..."I see a party in your future, join us for fun and fortune telling as we ring in the New Year..." or "good fortune has been predicted for you this New Year, join us for fortune telling, food and fun on New Year's Eve..." request that your guest dress in gypsy like clothing to get into the mood.
You can carry this theme by creating a gypsy den atmosphere with hanging beads, crystal balls, lots of mood lighting, tons of candles and draping fabric for intimate ambiance. Don't forget to create a special, private place for the fortune teller to share her thoughts with your friends. There are many fortune tellers for hire so it should be very easy to acquire your guest of honor by searching the internet or looking in your local phone book. Most are paid by the hour so depending on their fees, you should only need their services for a few hours. Consider having them arrive at least an hour or so into the party, so that people have a chance to warm up... You should also consider the big countdown and make sure that everyone has had a chance to visit the crystal ball before the clock strikes midnight. Remind your guests that this is all for fun and while the fortune teller takes her job very seriously, the outcome of their visit to the future should not be taken to the grave...
For music, I found a great CD called Cosmic Grooves. This mood music will really set the theme for a party like this. Other ideas can be as simple as tarot card party favors or scattered magic eight balls for your guest to entertain themselves during the party. Try placing pillows on the floor for intimate eating areas and dress the food table with black plates and purple or red silverware. You can even hang celestial planets or stars around the house for added ambience.
Have fun with this theme. When it comes time to ring in the new ear, everyone is sure to be in a good mood and will welcome 2007 with a positive outlook of good fortune and fun.