2020 has been a year to remember, but we think it\u2019s probably fair to generalize when we say everyone is eagerly looking forward to what 2021 will bring. At Tent Guys, we have a few ideas on how you can celebrate New Year\u2019s if you\u2019re leaning towards staying home with your quarantine pod, as well as some ideas if you\u2019re wanting to host family and friends outdoors. Our event specialists at Tent Guys will have you covered on tents, power, heating, and accessories to ring in 2021! New Year\u2019s Eve party ideas for indoor or remote gatherings Have a family pajama party! Pajamas for Christmas morning are great, but pajamas at 7 pm on New Year\u2019s Eve say \u201clet\u2019s get this party started!\u201d Cozy up in matching pajamas (definitely make use of the Christmas pajamas and onesies you were gifted may never otherwise wear), argue over what new box office release you\u2019re willing to pay for on one of your many streaming services, and settle in for a night with the family. Make the night extra fun by setting up a snack bar filled with treats like butter popcorn, caramel popcorn, salty seasonings, boxed candy, juices, and sodas. Watch the ball drop on TV as Times Square goes virtual this year. Like the Macy\u2019s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the NYE Ball Drop party in New York City is also virtual for 2020. Luckily, there will still be plenty of great performances and celebrity appearances you can enjoy throughout the night, and of course, the countdown and ball drop will still happen live! Host friends close and far with a fancy dress cocktail party remote via Zoom or Skype. Give everyone a reason to change out of sweatpants, and host a fancy dress virtual party! Whether it\u2019s a quick excuse to catch up with friends, toast the new year, or settle in and play games together for a few hours, by this point in the pandemic, everyone\u2019s sure to be able to attend since we\u2019re all pros at navigating our social lives via a screen! Cook a midnight dinner with your quarantine pod + all the foods to bring good luck, wealth, happiness, and more! There are a ton of foods associated with bringing good vibes to the new year! This year, consider making a feast for when the clock strikes midnight! You can start the party off with a cocktail hour, and transition into dinner. Don\u2019t forget dessert with hot coffee to keep the party going! For centuries, there have been foods associated with bringing health, happiness, and wealth in the New Year! If you are feeling a little superstitious, it\u2019s best to play it safe by including some of these recipes in your fortunate feast! \tBlack Eyed Peas, Greens, and Cornbread Don\u2019t knock it before you try it! This tasty combination is intended to be eaten together, as the black-eyed peas represent pennies, the greens are dollars, and the cornbread is gold! Who wouldn\u2019t want to ensure pennies, dollars, and gold are in their line of sight for 2021? \tCabbage Cabbage also represents wealth and money, and are a great alternative to bring wealth to your new year if you\u2019re not a collard greens fan. \tPork Did you know that eating pork on New Year\u2019s Eve will inspire progress throughout your new year? Whip out your favorite roast pork recipe or savory pork chop seasoning, and make pork the star of your feast. \tGrapes In this superstition, eating 12 grapes at midnight will bring twelve months of good luck! If fruit at midnight doesn\u2019t particularly inspire you, you could always take twelve sips of grape juice, grape soda, or grape-flavored prosecco! This fun international tradition comes from Spain and Mexico! \tPomegranates Long associated with fertility, pomegranate seeds are thought to bring fertility, life, and abundance. You might remember pomegranate seeds from the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. Persephone ate a few pomegranate seeds in the underworld to tie herself to Hades in marriage, making pomegranate seeds also a sign of an indissoluble marriage. \tFish Eating fish on New Year\u2019s brings abundance! \tNoodles One of the easiest food groups to experiment with and usually a crowd pleaser, eating noodles on NYE brings longevity. \tLentils Lentils bring good luck, along with being filling and nutritious! \tRice Rice represents fertility and wealth! It also pairs well with a lot of the other staple NYE foods, like pork and fish. New Year\u2019s Eve party ideas for safe, outdoor gatherings: Ring in the New Year by taking it outside with everything you need right from Tent Guys! Embrace the New York Times Square tradition of ringing in the New Year standing outdoors in the cold by moving your party outside! Abide by state and local COVID-19 ordinances as you plan your party, especially if you\u2019re planning to invite people outside of your household or small social distancing circle. With Tent Guys, you can plan your outdoor New Year\u2019s Eve safely while hosting a few friends and family to ring in the New Year. Tent + Sidewalls To protect you from the weather, wind, or sun, a tent is a must for your outdoor party. We offer a variety of tent sizes, whether you\u2019re looking to shelter your foods and drinks from the outside or want a tent large enough to accommodate tables and chairs for dinner and dancing. If you\u2019re worried about staying warm or simply want extra privacy, consider adding sidewalls to your tent. While you will not want the entire tent to be enclosed, walling off two or three sides can capture heat, while still maintaining airflow. Our various sidewall options can be used on all of our tent frames. Let our event specialists assist you in choosing to decide what tent and sidewall combinations will work for your party. Patio Heaters Our propane fueled patio heaters are the perfect solution for keeping your guests warm outside in small radiuses. If you want your guests to stay outside in the chilly air, then our patio heaters are the best option to keep everyone content and protected from the cold. Keep the party going with a generator. The Generator 2200 Watt Quiet and a 100 ft extension cord can power all of your party needs, from lights, music, refrigeration, and more. For outdoor events, generators are essential for ensuring a stable power source that keeps key equipment running. Seating + Tabling + Linens Tent Guys offers round and rectangular tables in a variety of sizes. For tabling households and quarantine pods, we recommend assigned seating at our 5\u2019 round tables. If you\u2019re not planning to host dinner, a less formal solution is to still rent chairs to provide seating around the perimeter \u2013 on New Year\u2019s Eve of all times, you don\u2019t want to ask guests to try to bring a camp chair in an Uber! You could also opt-in for our cocktail tables, a great solution for backyards or other venues with limited space, but still planning to serve hors d\u2019oeuvres and drinks. Obviously, you can\u2019t forget about linens either! New Year\u2019s Eve is all about bringing on the sparkle and metallic accents, so opt-in for some combinations of gold and silver tablecloths with sparkly table runners, and have fun with your centerpieces this year. Stay warm with a backyard bonfire. The temperatures are sure to be chilly this time of year after the sun goes down, but you\u2019re sure to keep warm by hosting a bonfire! Bonfires don\u2019t have to be basic either! Prepare a small dessert bar and serve hot chocolate and s\u2019mores. In addition to the fire keeping your guests warm, consider adding a few complimentary blankets and pillows to keep guests cozy. Don\u2019t forget these extras for your New Year\u2019s Eve party: \tSparklers + Metal Bucket If going all out with big fireworks is not on your playbook for this year (sure, we\u2019re not that far off from the South Carolina border), then sparklers are easy, fun, (with parental supervision) kid-friendly, and sold at most big box stores and grocery stores. \tRoll out the red carpet for 2021! With major event cancellations, social distancing, and off-and-on quarantining, you can bet that everyone has a least one fancy outfit they had wanted to wear in 2020 without anywhere to go. Make your New Year\u2019s Eve a fancy dress party (even if it\u2019s just on your back patio), and invite everyone to get dressed up to say goodbye to 2020. Our 3x25 red carpet is the perfect accessory to welcome your guests, made complete with red velvet roping and chrome stanchions. \tNoisemakers It wouldn\u2019t be ringing in a New Year at midnight without making some noise, so don\u2019t forget to have bells, whistles, poppers, and party horns for your guests! \tOne-time-user props and hats for an outdoor photo booth Props don\u2019t have to be fancy! Get an abundance of fun and silly paper props and dollar store hats, spread out your props on a table for easy access, and ensure you place a bucket or bin beside your photo booth for disposal after guests\u2019 use. You can DIY a photo booth as easy as hanging a sheet against the side of your house, a fence, or even off of a tree. Create a hashtag for your NYE party so that all of your guests can find each other\u2019s photos! \tMini bottles of champagne! No need for adding another layer of spreading germs by using champagne flutes \u2013 opt-in for mini bottles when the clock strikes midnight! These also make a great party favor and are sure to delight your guests. \t35 gallon trash can One of the easiest things hosts can forget about when throwing a party is waste management \u2013 especially when your party is outside. You probably won\u2019t want people entering your home more than necessary beyond bathroom breaks, and placing trashcans around the party perimeter ensures that guests will have ample access to clean up after themselves. No one wants to start their new year cleaning up after the old one! A heavy-duty liner is included in trashcan rentals. Trash removal is not provided by Tent Guys. \t120 Gallon Cooler This year, forget about fancy glassware that requires dishwashing and touching and opt-in for more germ-safe alternatives like one-use cans, bottles, and plastic cups. Our 120 gallon coolers are perfect for storing a large amount of drinks and food, and work just as well outside as inside to keep your items cold and ready to be served. We look forward to servicing your party and event rental needs in 2021! Happy New Year from Tent Guys! Although we\u2019re midway through December, it\u2019s not too late to plan your New Year\u2019s Eve party. Contact us today and our event specialists can have your party rental needs taken care of in no time!