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How to decorate your house for New Year's Eve

How to... decorate for new year's

New Year’s Eve is the last chance during the holiday season to celebrate the past year. Learn how to decorate your house perfectly to bring in the New Year.
New Year's Eve placesetting at home

Step 1: Spring-clean

Even though springtime won't arrive for another few months, who wants to bring in a fresh new year with a cluttered home? It’s most likely that your house is still full of other decorations from your previous parties, so put all those decorations away before breaking out your New Year. If your party is for adult and kids rather than adult only, consider whether you need to kid-proof your house as you clean.

Step 2: Dress up

New Year’s Eve is the perfect occasion to gather your favorite people in the classiest of ways. No matter the theme, dressing up with friends and family brings out the best in people. Ask guests to dress nicely for your occasion, be it black tie or Sunday best. (You might be surprised at how well your loved ones can clean up.) After that, your theme can be anything from a winter wonderland to a chic cocktail party — either way, your guests will be dressed to the nines.

chandelier from Party CityStep 3: Sparkle

New Year’s Eve often calls for loads of sparkly goodness, and while that’s fun, it’s always nice to have traditional cheesy “2013” items for your guests. These awesome wall decals for your house will please adults and kids alike. This table confetti will complement any theme, classy or cheesy. Want something more sophisticated? Try these hanging fan ornaments or this easy-to-set-up chandelier from Party City.

Step 4: Bring the bubbly

There is no such thing as a New Year’s Eve party without a little Champagne, but why not make things a little more exciting for your guests and start the New Year fresh with original champagne glasses? You can go traditional with this six-piece flute set from Urban Dazzle, classic with these coupe glasses or get creative with these gold Champagne glasses. You can even include the kids with these fancy glasses. Spice up your glasses with strawberries or sparklers, and if all goes well, they can even be a party favor for your guests!

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