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Your Guide to Staying In on New Year’s Eve

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
$7 at Amazon

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.
$12 at Amazon

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
$18 at Amazon

Use this to mix up whatever your heart desires.

Pretty Plates for Snacks

Talking Tables Party Porcelain Marble 7-Inch Gold-Foil Paper Plates
$13 at Amazon

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

Equally Pretty Cutlery

Gold Cutlery Value Pack
$35 at Amazon

Disposable but impressive-looking.

Festive Hats

Happy New Year Glitter Assorted Tiaras (12 Pack)
$20 at Amazon

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

Good Speakers

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker
$29 at Amazon

The better for playing party music.

Fun Party Games (Part One)

Hasbro Game - Jenga
$17 at Amazon

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

Fun Party Games (Part Two)

Bang!: The Dice Game
$15 at Amazon

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
$98 at Nordstrom

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

Cute Pajamas

PJ SALVAGE Stretch Modal Pajamas & Eye Mask
$108 at Nordstrom

Polka dots: so festive.

Fuzzy Slippers

Havina Women Fluffy Sides Open-Toe Slip-On Sandals
$15 at Amazon

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
$149 at Nordstrom

Good to have in case anyone gets cold.

A Slinky Robe

H&M Satin Kimono
$25 at H&M

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

A Cozy Robe

H&M Cashmere-Blend Bathrobe
$129 at H&M

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

Something to Ring in Midnight

SPARKLETTES
$14 at Catbird

Sparklers are a nice touch when the clock strikes 12.

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Your Guide to Staying In on New Year’s Eve