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6 Tips for Throwing the Best New Year’s Eve Party

The party you throw on New Year’s Eve is probably the most important party you’ll throw all year, or maybe even in life… Although all of the preplanning is extremely stressful at times, the party itself is always worth it! Not to toot our own horn but, at SKY Waikiki, we’ve got this New Year’s Eve party thing down *toot toot* There are just a few simple components that you need to ensure that your NYE party is the hottest party of the year, in the neighborhood, or just the hottest party, period! Lucky for you, we’re letting all our secrets out and telling you what we do to ensure that our NYE party is the best party and the only place to be when you ring in the new year!


  1. A good view of the fireworks is a must

We think this one is obvious, but of course people want to see the fireworks on New Year’s Eve (duh)! If you don’t have a good view of the fireworks, then you either need to find a new venue or find someone else to host the party… SNS! Lucky for us, SKY Waikiki has Hawaii’s #1 view of the Waikiki NYE fireworks 😉


  1. Feed your guests! No one wants to be hangry at a party.

New Year’s Eve parties always need to start early! Mostly because no sane person starts a party any later than 10pm. Plus, people need time to pregame and hang out without feeling like they’re going to miss out on the fireworks or a good photo-op. Since the party needs to start earlier, you need to have food! Nothing is worse than people getting hangry or getting too drunk that they miss out on all the fun. We like to do hosted food and have hors d’oeuvres scattered throughout the party, so our guests can just pick and choose what they like whenever they want! Here’s an example of what you might snack on this NYE…


Celebration Tickets (starting at $125) includes:

Hosted food station:

  • Vegetable Spring Rolls
  • Chicken Pot Stickers
  • Meatballs with Spicy Marinara
  • Assorted Cupcakes

Hosted bar:

  • Ketel One vodka
  • Veuve Clicquot Champagne
  • Draft Beer
  • House Spirits
  • House Red & White Wine
  • Soft Drinks


VIP Table Reservations (starting at $200 per person) include the same hosted bar as Celebration Tickets, plus a premium pre-set menu and bottle service package delivered to your table:

  • SKY Ahi Poke
  • Yellowtail Ceviche
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Garlic Chicken Sliders
  • Lamb Lollipops
  • Indonesian Black Pepper Sirloin Poke


  1. Hosted bar- do we even need to tell you why this is a good idea?

People love free drinks, duh. Have you ever been to a wedding that *doesn’t* have a hosted bar? Totally not as fun as a wedding *with* a hosted bar. Even if it’s not the whole night, having a hosted bar at your party will always make it better!


We’re having a hosted bar from 8-11pm featuring Ketel One vodka cocktails and Veuve Clicquot Champagne (because bubbles = celebration). Plus draft beer, well spirits, house wines, and soft drinks (for your D.D.)!


  1. Add a little twist to make it fun

Just giving your party a little something extra to make it fun and unique for your guests makes it that much better! We loooove giving our party a masquerade theme for a sexy, mysterious twist. Don’t forget your mask!


  1. The jams, all the jams

You can’t have a good party without good music! We’re bringing in a special guest DJ, William Lifestyle, to keep the party pumping all the way past midnight!


  1. Photos, please!

People need to have photos so they can 1) document the moment, 2) show off their fancy outfits, and 3) post it to the ‘gram. Of course people will take a lot of their own photos, but having a photographer there will really kick your party up a notch! Plus, taking photos in a mask with a drink in your hand is, like, hard, okay? We always bring in the professional photographers for our NYE party because they never disappoint! Now everyone can relax a little and enjoy the party without worrying if they got a good pic- the photographer definitely got the shot!


Now that you’ve got all the ideas to make your NYE party great…you still want to come to SKY Waikiki’s party because that’s a lot of work and we’ve got it all down to a T already! Get your NYE Party tickets or book a VIP table reservation now! This is a party you won’t want to miss out on!