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Your Guide to Staying In on New Year’s Eve

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Much like Halloween, going out on New Year’s Eve can be highly overrated. From the overpriced open-bar party (where you can’t even get a drink!) to the inevitable Uber surcharge at 2 a.m., it’s an expensive, crowded proposition. So it’s worth remembering that staying home can be just as fun — especially if you plan ahead. Read on for our checklist of everything you need for the best New Year’s Eve ever.

An Instagram-Worthy Backdrop

GOER 3.2-by-9.8 Foot Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtains

Hey, just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t take cute photos.

Cheap Champagne Glasses

TOSSWARE 9-ounce Flute, recyclable champagne plastic cup. Set of 12.

Because a glass or three of bubbly is a must, but cleaning up broken glass is not.

If You’re Craving Something Stronger

TRUE 5484 Bar Tools Set, Gold

Use this to mix up whatever your heart desires.

Pretty Plates for Snacks

Talking Tables Party Porcelain Marble 7-Inch Gold-Foil Paper Plates

Our friends at the Strategist turned us on to these fancy paper plates.

Equally Pretty Cutlery

Gold Cutlery Value Pack

Disposable but impressive-looking.

Festive Hats

Happy New Year Glitter Assorted Tiaras (12 Pack)

Yes, they’re cheesy — but they’ll look so good against your tinsel backdrop.

Good Speakers

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker

The better for playing party music.

Fun Party Games (Part One)

Hasbro Game - Jenga

Jenga is a great crowdpleaser, especially when you’ve had a few drinks.

Fun Party Games (Part Two)

Bang!: The Dice Game

Based on spaghetti Westerns, this dice game is all about deception and forging deals. Within 20 minutes, expect everyone to be shouting at each other and having a blast.

Pretty Pajamas

BED TO BRUNCH Crop Pajamas

This silky pair is perfect for the hostess who cares about her at-home look.

Cute Pajamas

PJ SALVAGE Stretch Modal Pajamas & Eye Mask

Polka dots: so festive.

Fuzzy Slippers

Havina Women Fluffy Sides Open-Toe Slip-On Sandals

These come in multiple colors so they’ll match whatever you decide to wear.

A Cozy Throw

NORDSTROM AT HOME Cuddle Up Faux Fur Throw Blanket

Good to have in case anyone gets cold.

A Slinky Robe

H&M Satin Kimono

Party of two? Maybe this is all you need to wear.

A Cozy Robe

H&M Cashmere-Blend Bathrobe

Made with cashmere, it doesn’t get any better than this.

Something to Ring in Midnight


Sparklers are a nice touch when the clock strikes 12.

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Your Guide to Staying In on New Year’s Eve