By: Morgan English

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Thought you weren’t going to host anything for New Year’s Eve and now you are? Or maybe you always planned on throwing a get together, but Christmas shopping and celebrating kept you from the NYE planning? Don’t let the stress get to you, we’re here to help!

Here are some go to KQ tips for the perfect NYE party.

Set your budget + make a list

The best thing to do going into your last minute party is setting a budget and making a list of what you need. This keeps the overspending to a minimum and let’s you tackle the to-do list in an efficient way.

A few items that are good for any party, especially a NYE party

  • Party hats

  • Noisemakers

  • Confetti poppers (optional)

  • NYE Banner

  • Balloons

  • A backdrop for the photobooth (optional)

  • Napkins

  • Recyclable cups

Pro tip: Don’t purchase too many NYE decorations with the actual year on it. This way you can save a few party hats, banners and leftover noisemakers for next year. It’s a great way to slowly build having decorations without breaking your bank.

Skip the dinner + big menu

One of the best parts about New Year’s Eve is that it’s a late night celebration. Skip the dinner! Start your party around 9 PM (at the earliest), build a cheese and charcuterie board, throw together an easy dessert, and get the sparkling cider ready to go! We’ve got you covered with this easy CBD fudge recipe and a fun way to class up the sparkling cider.

CBD Fudge Recipe

Everything you’ll need:

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag of semisweet chocolate morsels

  • 9 ounces (¾ of a 12 ounce bag) of butterscotch morsels

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon BARE CBD tincture

  • 8 inch cake pan, lightly greased with softened butter

  • Optional toppings: walnuts, candy canes, toffee bits, sea salt

Directions:

  • Place a heavy pot on the stove and preheat it over low heat

  • Add chocolate + butterscotch morsels and condensed milk into pot, stir until morsels are melted and combined with the condensed milk

  • Stir in vanilla extract and BARE, once combined remove pot from heat

  • Spoon fudge into pan, it will set almost immediately. Add garnishes right away (first minute that fudge is in the pan)

  • Chill covered in the refrigerator, slice into small pieces when ready to serve!

Apple Cider with CBD Apple Slices

Everything you’ll need:

  • Sparkling apple cider

  • Apples, sliced

  • Cinnamon sugar

  • BARE CBD tincture

Directions:

  • Slice apples and place on flat cutting board

  • Lightly drizzle BARE over the apple slices. You can use a spoon or small spatula to evenly spread the BARE on each apple slice.

  • Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the apple slices

  • Flip apple slices and repeat on other side

  • Pour sparkling cider into glass, and place the apple slice on the rim!

Make it a BYOB party

Whether it’s booze or buds, ask your guests to contribute! They really won’t mind and it takes the financial burden off the hostess, and I promise you will still be the hostess with the mostess!

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Set up + P A R T Y!

Now it’s time to decorate before the guests arrive…

Not quite sure where to put the party hats? Throw them onto the Christmas tree! It’s a fun way to decorate the tree for NYE without spending additional cash. As guests arrive, encourage them to take a hat off the tree.

I always recommend finding a little place to set up a photo booth. Hang up some streamers or a premade backdrop and a NYE banner, and boom! A great place to snap photos and make memories with your best friends.

Blow up a ton of balloons and just let them float around on the floor! It’s fun to have, people will start playing with them, and they add an extra element that you can pull together quickly. If you’re brave and don’t mind the mess, blow one of the confetti poppers before the guests arrive.

Need some music to get the party started? Try one of these Kush Queen Curated Playlists.

Hope this helps you pull together a wonderful New Year’s Eve.

We can’t wait to see how you are using Kush Queen to bring in the New Year! Don’t forget to follow and tag @kushqueenshop & @kushqueenco in your instagram posts and stories!

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