Whatever ways to celebrate New Year's Eve you hit upon, there's a need for glitter and glam and sparkle and everything that shimmers. It's the one night of the year a surfeit of sequins and a glut of glitter is not just desirable, it is de rigeur. Whether you're staying at home with the family, going out on the town or attending a party, there are so many ways to celebrate New Year's Eve and some things you need to do it with a bang.
ALL ABOUT YOU:
Ignore all the other ways to celebrate New Year's Eve if you like, but you must look awesome. Whether you choose sexy sparkles or glamorous glitter, go all out and wear something like you've never worn it before. And if you want to buy a fabulous frock you're only going to wear once - just do it!
Now is the time to try that glitter eye shadow you've had your eye on all year.
Make sure your lipstick is going to withstand all those midnight kisses.
Your nails should be primped for partying too.
ALL ABOUT THE HOUSE:
If you're throwing a house party, the house needs dressing up.
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So many ideas are around for easy ways to decorate your house for New Year's Eve.
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And you can always rely on balloons to add to the festive atmosphere.
Strip the Christmas Tree down to white lights and transform it into a New Year's Eve Tree complete with hats and party horns.
You can still make a fabulous statement even if you're throwing a small get together.
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Check online for a multitude of printables to help with the decor.
ALL ABOUT THE FOOD AND DRINK:
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Nothing says celebration like champagne. Click on the link to get 10 delicious champagne cocktail recipes.
Jello shots are a great way to stretch a meagre champagne budget and the pop rocks add to the festive fun.
Punches are a great way to feed a crowd.
ALL ABOUT THE FUN AND GAMES:
You know how there's always someone at the party who hasn't made the effort? Force them into the spirit! ^_^ And if you don't want glow sticks, get something else - deeley boppers, masks, funny hats...
Dot the house with fun things to do that are New Year related.
Make some special holiday mementoes.
Or make sure your friends, family and guests are committed to their New Year's Resolutions (this will come back to haunt them!).
A few games will make the party go with a swing.
Set the alarm on every clock in the house to go off at midnight. You could ask your party to synchronize their cell phone alarms too (synchronize being the operative word!).
Make your own unique way of doing the countdown to midnight.
THE MAIN EVENT:
Australia is one of the first countries to welcome the New Year and they always do it in style with a mega firework display in Sydney Harbor.
The UK tunes into the TV, radio or internet to hear Big Ben ring in the New Year.
The US almost is the last country to see the New Year. It kicks off in Samoa/Kiribati and Christmas Island and ends in American Samoa and the Midway Islands.
Have your own mini firework display.
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Buy them in or make your own to go with any decor theme you've chosen.
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Blow them loud! (Again, if you want to make your own, you'll find plenty of tutorials online.)
Pop it at midnight.
Shower everybody with balloons.
ALL ABOUT THE TRADITIONS:
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Just in case people need reminding of the lyrics, print out some sheets.
No one gets left out if you have a big bowl of chocolate kisses on hand.
If this is you - count your blessings and tell your significant other how much they mean to you. If it isn't ...
Wave it and hope for Prince/Princess Charming to enter your life this year.
How far away from being ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve in real style are you?
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