Let's be honest: Staying in on New Year's Eve is where it's at. Because who really wants to stand out in the freezing cold waiting for surge pricing to subside after a night of party-hopping? If you've got a punch bowl filled with a festive beverage and an ice bucket brimming with bottles of Champagne, your place is 100% the best party to be at.
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In an effort to convince you to host a New Year's Eve fête at home (and to take some of the stress out of the affair), we've curated a collection of festive entertaining essentials that'll carry you through the evening, from the moment the first guest arrives until well after the ball drops at midnight. Scroll on to shop our top picks, starting at $6.50.
For those seeking something other than beer and wine.
A pretty backdrop for an Instagram-worthy moment.
Ideal for adding ambient lighting sans open flames.
The prettiest glasses to raise come midnight.
Add a festive finishing touch to your bar cart.
To keep all that celebratory Champagne chilled.
Because large-batch cocktails are the secret to actually enjoying your own party.
To create a designated punch-serving station.
A necessity for any cocktail party, of course.