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Four Essentials for a GREAT New Year's Eve Party!

by Blogger on ‎12-17-2012 02:22 PM

Most of us are still busily preparing for Christmas, but don't forget that once the turkey is eaten and the gifts are unwrapped, New Year's Eve is right on its tail! If you are planning a New Year's Eve party, it's a good idea to make sure you have these four party essentials now.




1. Great music.


Let's face it, music can make or break a party! So, before the holidays get too busy, spend some time preparing a New Year's Eve playlist that will keep you guests in a festive mood.  (And, of course, be sure to have a copy of Auld Lang Syne ready to go at midnight!)  If your sound system is outdated, unreliable (or non-existent), treat yourself and your party guests to a better audio experience with a new docking station or speakers.


(For more information on this product, see "Samsung Speaker Docks Pack a Mighty Punch")


2. A great bar. 


It's easy to spruce up your bar area before the big night by adding sleek new bar stools or stylish bar accessories. A wine decanter, bottle chiller, martini shaker or easy-pull corkscrew will make your job a little easier, as well as make a great impression on your guests.  It's also a good idea to take stock of your glassware now to ensure that you have enough for all your guests, and that they won't be drinking from a chipped glass!











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With a chrome base and foot rest, the H2 bar stool is a contemporary addition to any room. Adjustable hydraulics and a painted bent wood seat with slot accent make this stool the perfect accent piece.


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Take your appreciation of wine to new heights with the Final Touch Aerator and Decanter set. This set boasts a unique three-phase process which provides instant and maximum aeration to an entire bottle of wine, leaving you with a richer tasting experience. Sample wines the way the winemaker intended with the Final Touch Aerator and Decanter set.



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The Final Touch Ice Bottle Chiller is the perfect addition to your special events. It's perfect for chilling bottles and great as a romantic candle holder.

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A must-have for every home bar, this stainless steel cocktail shaker lets you mix drinks like a pro.

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Enjoy your favourite wine with this waiters' set.


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Enjoy your favourite red wine in with this set of 4 glasses. Sleek and classy, they're ideal for your wine-loving guests and are designed to enhance your experience.


3.  Yummy food.


Looking for some good finger food recipes?  There are lots of great resources for easy, delicious appetizers on the web.  If you select your recipes and make your grocery list well in advance, you'll save yourself a lot of entertaining anxiety the day(s) before your party.  Also, it's a good idea to take a look at your serving pieces to decide whether you already have what you need. If you need to invest in some new pieces, I'd recommend glossy white serveware which is timeless, and also helps to show off the food you've spent time preparing!



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Unique design and practicality comprise the 3-Bowl Divider Dish. Porcelain loop handle for easy transport. Use to serve snacks, dips and garnishings.

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With its smooth white surface and disappearing edge, this long platter is the ultimate canvas for the entertainer, decorater and chef. Use as a base for appetizers, desserts, cakes and candles.

4. Party Decor


New Year's Eve is one of the easiest holidays to decorate for!  If you already have your home decorated for the holidays, that's probably enough to create a fun atmosphere.  Just turn down the lights, and let the mini-lights from your tree twinkle!  But if you're so inclined, you can always amp up the decor by hanging a New Year's Eve banner, some streamers, or even a disco ball from the ceiling.



New Years Eve Party Planning Tips



But most of all, be sure to enjoy your party - and your friends and family - as New Year's Eve happens but once a year!


Wishing you a very happy holiday season, and much happiness in 2013!


Until then,


P.S., When I'm not here, you can find me at my blog A Pop of Pretty,, where I share lots of home entertaining and decorating ideas, especially this time of year.

by jonoble Emerging Expert on ‎12-17-2012 02:46 PM

Don't forget #5, Apples to Apples :smileyhappy:

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