The holiday season’s favourite “end” party is nearing! With the recreational cannabis industry going strong, many are opting for cannabis-themed parties for their celebrations and special occasions, including the coveted New Year’s party.
New Year’s Eve is literally one of the best excuses to throw a classy cannabis party. It’s an event that everyone makes an effort to host, if not attend, in full swing. While it could sound like an easy job, planning a party requires careful preparation and lots of creativity. This is why it’s essential to stock up on creativity-inducing strains while you’re at it.
In this post, Smokey’s will guide you on how to organize and throw a memorable NYE cannabis party that will surely impress all of your best buds.
6 Steps to Throwing the Most Anticipated Party of the Year
The new year is always seen as a chance to reset and set intentions for the year ahead – but for those who like throwing parties, the upcoming close of the year and the start of the next one is an opportunity to throw an epic cannabis-themed bash.
Not sure where to start? Here are six easy steps you can follow to ensure you and your friends ring in the new year in high spirits.
1. Prepare a Tasteful Spread of Cannabis Edibles
An impressive food spread or buffet table is part of what makes a good party. When planning a cannabis party for NYE, spruce up your offerings by adding some of the following to your menu:
- Cannabis grazing table with soft and hard cheeses, canna-cheese, crackers, baguette slices, pretzels, dried fruit, olives, sundried tomatoes, herbed canna-butter, sliced cured meat, and anything else you’d like to add.
- A cannabis dessert corner with cake slices, cannabis hard chews, soft chews, and a selection of dark and milk chocolates.
- Cannabis-infused hors d’oeuvres passed around with cocktails.
Instead of opting for the usual stoner food, grab ideas from culinary cannabis experts that are revolutionizing the way we cook with cannabis. A little bit of research, some time spent watching YouTube cooking tutorials or reading cannabis cookbooks, and a lot of cannabutter can go a long way!
Keep in mind that preparing a cannabis edible spread needs detailed dosages, as to not make it too overwhelming. You want your guests to peak during the countdown and keep a mellow high throughout the rest of their evening! Here’s a dosage guide that will help you measure it out.
2. Lay Out a Labelled Flower Buffet, Cannabis Party Style
While some parties feature literal flower arrangements, take your NYE cannabis party to the next level by preparing a table that has several strains offered to guests, separated by sativa, indica, and hybrid.
Print out details about the strains you chose for your guests to make it even more fun! Choose a variety of strains that are great for social settings, such as White Russian, Tangie, and Blue Diesel.
If you’re not serving pre-rolls and prefer a more deconstructed approach, don’t forget to offer several sets of accessories for your guests to use. Provide rolling trays and papers, grinders, packing kits, pre-rolled cones, and a handful of one-hitters for convenience.
3. Have a Decent Spread of Non-Infused Munchies
A cannabis party means that your guests will get the munchies at some point. It’s important that you have a filling spread of dishes that will satisfy, regardless of dietary restrictions. Because this is a classy new years party, gather some inspiration from cooking influencers or visit food & wine blogs. The possibilities are endless!
Here are some elevated party snacks you can try to make:
- Harissa Hot Wings with Hazelnut Dukkah (recipe)
- Sweet Potato Pizza Balls (recipe)
- Cranberry Pâte de Fruit (recipe)
- Stem Ginger & Mustard Glazed Ham (recipe)
- Ale Glazed Beef Fillet with Crispy Onion Crust (recipe)
If you don’t have time to cook your own menu, you can always order in or seek the assistance of a chef who’s willing to ring in the new year with your group.
4. Tantalize the Sense of Sight With Touches of Gold, Silver, and Bronze
Nothing screams a classy party more than decorating with touches of gold, silver, or bronze. Whether it is your cutlery set, metallic cups, or decor all over the venue, you can add sparkle to your NYE cannabis party with this theme.
To personalize your cannabis party with some golden party favours, take advantage of this 24k Gold Cone by Shine. Made with the finest edible gold, this special cone has an extremely slow burn so you can pass it around when the clock hits midnight.
5. Have Cannabis-Infused Beverages on Tap
Cannabis beverages are all the rage these days, with different flavours, types, and concentrations available in the current market. Aside from free-flowing champagne and cocktails, take it to the next level by offering chilled cannabis beverages for your guests.
Here are some staff picks for your NYE cannabis party:
- Citrus Sparkling Beverage by XMG
- Lemon-Lime CBD Sparkling Beverage by Everie
- Fizz Sparkling Watermelon Drink by Tweed
6. Prepare a Chilled Out, Jazz, or Disco House Playlist
A cannabis party can go many ways, but if you want to keep it on the classy side, set aside the classic stoner jams and look for a mellow playlist that will keep the vibe up, nevertheless. A chilled-out playlist sets the mood and allows you and your guests to exchange conversations in a relaxed atmosphere.
Whether you’re looking for jazz, disco house, or simply instrumental, you’ll find everything you need on YouTube or Spotify. You can turn it up a notch after the countdown is finished and dance the night away. If you have the time, it’s always better to make your own playlist to make it a personal affair!
Get Your NYE Cannabis Party Supplies at Smokey’s
Smokey’s is your one-stop shop for all your NYE cannabis party needs. Before sending out your invites, make sure you visit our stores in your nearest location or browse through Smokey’s online experience. Browse our fine selection of quality dried flowers, edibles, vapes, extracts, topicals, and concentrates that will make the party memorable for everyone.
Throwing an NYE cannabis party and need some curated advice? Don’t hesitate to call us, or message us through Instagram!