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Fun Ideas for Your New Year's Eve Party

New Year's Eve is one of our favorite nights of the year. It's a time to look back on the past, anticipate the future and, of course, an excuse to throw a party!

Try out some of these special New Year's Eve party ideas we put together for you, and you'll be well on your way to starting the next year off right.


Countdown Champagne Glasses

It wouldn't be New Year's Eve without champagne! Try this clever idea to make your servings of champagne all the more festive. Turning your everyday champagne glasses into numbered countdown champagne glasses can also make for a fun New Year's Eve activity: Have each party guest (over the age of 21) drink from their respective glass when the countdown to midnight reaches their number!


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Guess Whose Resolution

Usually playing games is associated with a younger crowd, but why let kids have all the fun? To keep things exciting at your New Year's Eve party, incorporate New Years-Themed games like Guess Whose Resolution. For this game, have everyone write down their New Year's resolutions on separate strips of paper. Then mix the strips of paper up, and have your guests guess whose resolution belongs to whom! This can lead to a lot of fun and laughter-- especially when people guess wrong.


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Countdown Cheesecake

A countdown cheesecake (or any other countdown-themed dessert) is a delicious and adorable way to tie in the countdown theme of New Year's Eve. Just try not to let your guests eat the whole thing before the clock strikes 12!


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Champagne Popsicles

These champagne popsicles are not only pleasing to the eye, but also to the tastebuds! They're just like normal popsicles, but they pack a little extra punch.


Image via Living At Home


Sparkling Party Favors

Give your guests a little something to take with them from your memorable New Year's Eve together with this sparkling party favor we put together. It's very simple and cost-effective to put together, not to mention a great use for old cans!


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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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