Some say how you ring in the new year is telling of days to come— superstitious or not, it never hurts to kick of the year with a little style and pizazz, and lucky for you we have just thing to get twenty-twelve off on the right, well-grounded foot.
This year, skip the crowded bars and overpriced prix fixe menus, and consider hosting your very own New Years Eve soiree. These glamour and sophisticated New Year's Eve décor ideas from expert Julie Mulligan will help transform even the simplest gathering into a polished party. Julie transforms rags to ritz with a little DIY ingenuity and some seasonal sparkle. Your table never look this good!
It's always wise to start a New Year's part later in the evening, in fact the later the better, you don't want the gathering to lose it's steam come midnight, so it's important to plan with this in mind. One major upside to getting the party started late into the night is not having to worry about preparing dinner, and instead focusing on the most important meal: dessert! Check out one of these heavenly New Year's Eve dessert recipes perfect for rounding out a late dinner or as part of decadent buffet of super sweet temptations.
If you do decide to go the dinner route, do it elegantly and inexpensively with this helpful guide for Fabulous and Frugal Party Food. Good eats don't have to mean big bucks or even a lot of time, these super simple snacks offer a lot of bang for your buck and won't having you slaving over a hot stove while the ball drops.
Even more cheap and chic ideas can be found right here in Celebrations' guide to New Years Eve on a Budget. Get party budget planning advice from experts like Shaw Rabideau in addition to fab finds like recipe for Budget-Friendly Champagne Cocktails.