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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

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

Cheap Champagne Glasses

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

If You’re Craving Something Stronger

Use this to mix up whatever your heart desires.

Pretty Plates for Snacks

Equally Pretty Cutlery

$28

Disposable but impressive-looking.

Festive Hats

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

Good Speakers

Fun Party Games (Part One)

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

Fun Party Games (Part Two)

Bang!: The Dice Game
$15

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

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

Cute Pajamas

Fuzzy Slippers

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

A Cozy Throw

A Slinky Robe

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

A Cozy Robe

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