Easy-on-pocket: Fool-proof party hacks to kick off your New Year house party

  • Yashasvi Maleyvar, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 17:09 IST

With this year coming to an end on Wednesday and most of us planning to hit various clubs around town to party, some of us are on a tight budget and prefer welcoming the New Year at home, calling for an easy-on-pocket house party.


This day of the year, touted as one of the most awaited for party lovers, is the best time to throw a big barbecue that lasts long into the night and turns into a wild party. House parties can also end up being a big mess. We bring you fool-proof party hacks to really kick off your New Year house party.


1 DIY speakers
Don’t have speakers? Don’t worry. Place your phone in an empty glass, or put your phone in a cut-out paper cup and party out loud.


2 Frozen water balloons
Freezing water balloons and using them instead of ice cubes to cool your drinks can help avoid running water all around your house. They’re also reusable.

3 Super-fast cooling
Didn’t have time to cool your drinks? Place a wet towel around your bottle and keep it in the freezer. 15 minuets later, you have a chilled drink.


4 Glowing drinks
Is your party too dull? Just add a little tonic water to your drinks to make them glow under black light.

5 The fool-proof bottle opener
Finding a bottle opener can be a big task. Just place the tops of two bottles against each other and pull.


6 The barbecue fuss
All of us have faced the problem of undercooked kebabs and tikkas. The key is to use two skewers per kebab to prevent individual pieces from rotating as you flip them on the grill.

7 Taste enhancement
To keep yourself on a low budget, invest in the cheapest beer available. You can add a little bit of salt to enhance the taste.

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