Photograph by Sherrie Thai

There is no better way to usher in a New Year than with a party, so to help you celebrate and welcome in the new year, here are a few tips:

  1. Bright colors work great for a casual party, but if you really want to pump up the volume, use a combination of black, silver and lots of gold glitter!
  2. Cover tables with color coordinated tablecloths and scatter  party favors on them for guests to help themselves. Of course, party horns and noise makers are traditional favorites. But you should also include items that can be used throughout the night, like party hats and bubble makers.
  3. If you really want to make your party “pop” (literally!) hire a balloon company to install a balloon drop to be released at midnight. Hint: Don’t do the DIY thing on this as its best to leave this kind of thing to professionals.

Finally, nothing says party like a shinny disco ball, so if you can find one — go for it!

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