Glittery New Year's Cocktail Party
All that glitters is gold. Usher in a fresh new year with a sophisticated (and sparkly!) New Year's Eve party. Find ideas for dazzling New Year's decor, a delicious holiday menu, even a DIY photo booth!
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Stock a Bar Cart
Cheers all Eve-ning long with a well-stocked (and well-dressed) bar cart. Offer a selection of both alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Fun garnishes, stirrers, syrups, and straws let guests play bartender -- so you don't have to!
Did You Know? To toast after sipping or with an empty glass is considered bad luck.
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3 Easy Ways to Glitter Up!
Thanks to these three so-simple crafts ideas, your New Year's Eve party will never run out of sparkle.
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Create a NYE Playlist
Jam out to a playlist that's packed with the year's best tunes. Upon RSVP'ing, ask guests to send in requests for their favorite songs and artists.
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Make a Cupcake Holder Garland
Surprise! Cupcake liners are for more than just baking. Round up your favorite patterns and colors, fold each in half, then staple together for a garland that's as good as gold.
Get the Perfect Party Look
Quick! Get in all on the happening hairstyle secrets. This easy party hairstyle comes together in minutes but looks like you spent all afternoon.
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Use Glitzy Servingware
Pretty up your table with standout trays, plates, napkins, and more. Go gold or silver, printed or plain -- either way, your table never looked so good.
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Treat your bakery-fresh baguette to six delectable butters. Each starts with a stick of storebought butter and finishes with an infusion of delish flavorings:
- Start to Finish:
- 20 mins
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Candied cranberries take center stage alongside macadamia nuts and white chocolate in these lush shortbread bars. Make your own candied cranberries by bubbling them in fruit juice, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and citrus. It's easy!
- Start to Finish:
- 1 hr 45 mins
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Set Up a DIY Photo Booth
Capture your party's special moments with a do-it-yourself photo booth complete with a handcrafted backdrop, goofy props, and (of course) the right camera.
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Make Confetti Poppers
Greet the New Year in grand, glittery fashion with confetti. Make your own homemade poppers using empty Push Pop containers and a mix of colorful cut paper scraps -- use patterned, tissue, and wrapping. Hole punchers and ridged scissors create fun shapes.
PS: Leftover confetti makes fabulous table decor.
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Ring in the New Year
Scraps of tulle and mini bells make any wooden crafts stick instantly adorable. Tie or hot-glue the materials at least a day before the party, then ring away when the clock strikes midnight.
New Year's Secrets You Need to Know
What makes a fun New Year's soiree? How can you dazzle? Hear answers from YouTube's biggest beauty names -- PLUS get a behind-the-scenes look at their photo shoot for the magazine!
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Light up the dessert tray with festive sparklers and cute numbered candles to commemorate the year. Just be sure you don't get too close to this sparkly sendoff!