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.
Happy New Year Glitter Assorted Tiaras (12 Pack)
Yes, they’re cheesy — but they’ll look so good against your tinsel backdrop.
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.
BED TO BRUNCH Crop Pajamas
This silky pair is perfect for the hostess who cares about her at-home look.
PJ SALVAGE Stretch Modal Pajamas & Eye Mask
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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