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Are you thinking of having an honest-to-goodness New Year’s Eve party this year? We’ve got some ideas for you.

New Year’s Eve bashes can be tricky to plan. Because guests typically stay past midnight, it can be hard to fill the time. You can’t just drink bubbly for hours on end. Even if dinner is included, there can be some idle time before the big ball drops. Games can be the perfect solution, catalyzing the mingling of your guests and making the hours fly by. We’ve got some thoughts on that below.

Party décor is an important consideration, too. The right tableware can make a soirée feel extra swanky, and accessories like a disco ball or velvet rope can make your shindig feel like the most exclusive invite in town. And have you thought about a theme? Making it a classy Venetian-style masquerade or a fun pajama party will certainly make your get-together memorable.

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Whatever route you take, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!

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