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New Year's Wristbands

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s are a time of celebration for many.  Venues, facilities, and groups of people hold parties and events to ring in the New Year.  There are many benefits New Year’s Eve wristbands offer to ensure your event is safe and secure; from controlling crowds to visually identifying different types of guests.  We will touch upon how wristbands can help your New Year’s event and which wristbands will work best.

How Can Wristbands Help Your New Year’s Eve Event?

New Year’s Eve wristbands are an essential tool for organizing such events because they not only help with access control, but also help identify and classify different types of guests, and improve processes as well.  According to an internal survey from PDC of bars & clubs managers, 41% use wristbands to identify guests for holiday events, such as New Year’s Eve. 

Furthermore, when asked about guest identification and management, their top 2017 initiatives and focus areas were improving processes in their facility, access control, promoting their venue, and VIP retention.

Wristbands can aid with all of these top initiatives for any event, including New Year’s.  Since alcohol is traditionally served at most New Year’s Eve events, wristbands are a simple, efficient, and cost-effective way to verify a guest’s age, so you can ensure only guests who are of legal age to drink are served alcohol.  After verifying a guest’s age, passing out wristbands at the door of your venue, helps speed up drink lines, since staff are easily able to see if guests have an “over 21” wristband on, thus eliminating the need to check guest’s ID every time they want to purchase a drink.  New Year’s Eve wristbands also prevent party crashers from sneaking into your venue.  Staff can quickly scan the room and visually identify authorized guests and keep tabs on their attendance.

What Kind of Wristbands Should You Use for New Year’s Eve?

There are many different styles of wristbands that can be used for New Year’s Eve events and parties from lightweight Tyvek® to high-security plastic and vinyl wristbands.  Tyvek wristbands are economical and a great choice for single-day events, such as a New Year’s Eve party.  Offered in a large variety of solid vibrant colors and pre-printed unique designs, PDC’s Tyvek wristbands are designed with a strong adhesive closure that shreds if tampered with.  This helps control admissions and underage drinking within your venue, because guests cannot transfer or give their bands to someone else inside or outside the event.  Popular wristband designs for parties include our: VIP Stars, Over 21 Swirls, and Designated Driver, which are available in several different colors, making it simple to switch up the wristband design or color, based on different guest types.

PDC’s plastic wristbands are an ideal solution when you need a strong, high-security New Year’s Eve wristband.  Made of water-resistant comfortable material, our plastic wristbands are available in a wide array of solid and pre-printed designs as well.  Fun, pre-printed designs like our Please Drink Responsibly and VIP wristbands are sure to be a hit among your guests.  Our holographic wristbands can make any New Year’s Eve party stand out with their eye-catching metallic and glitter patterns, while our glow-in-the-dark vinyl wristbands are sure to light up the night and are perfect for visually identifying guests in low-light venues. 

When Should I Order New Year’s Eve Wristbands?

Wristbands are an important detail to any New Year’s Eve party – yet they are often one of the last items party planners have on their to-do lists.  Some wristbands ship quicker than others, so be sure to plan ahead and check the lead and shipping time to ensure your wristbands arrive in time.  If you are not running short on time, customizing your own unique wristbands can have several advantages, such as featuring and promoting your own designs, logos, and branding unique to your specific event.  Not sure how to design your custom wristbands? Read our article for some tips for customizing your wristband for your next event.  

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