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The new year isn't going to just ring itself in; make this New Year's Eve a night to remember with the ideas in these videos.
You Will Need
- A limited bar
- Discounted paper products
- Dollar-store snacks
- Inexpensive flowers
- Tea-light candles
Limit the bar
Limit the bar to beer, wine, and one signature cocktail. Have just enough champagne for everyone to take a few sips at midnight.
Use discounted paper products
Buy holiday-themed paper products after Christmas, when they're steeply discounted. Look for stuff with generic winter themes, instead of Santa or Christmas trees.
Skip the dinner
Invite guests on the later side so you can serve drinks and snacks instead of a full dinner. Plan munchies around what's available at the dollar store.
Make inexpensive eats look elegant
Make inexpensive foods look elegant by focusing on presentation. Serve the food on decorative platters or in creative ways.
Buy fresh flowers
Get several bouquets of an inexpensive flower in one color, and put them in vases around the party area.
Use tea lights
Buy tea-light candles in bulk and float them in bowls of various shapes and sizes.