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New Year's Eve party ideas for outfits, food, drinks and games

New Year's Eve is the time to celebrate! And that means entertaining with yummy food, delicious bubbly and lots of fun and games as the clock counts down.

Impress your guests by trying these ideas for great dishes and snacks, Champagne cocktails and photo booth fun! Happy New Year!

6 creative, mini eats for New Year's Eve

If you need last-minute inspiration for your New Year's Eve menu, try making these easy, super-cute finger foods.

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Mini lentil burgers with tomato relish on mini brioche.

Try these recipes for quick and flavorful snacks that will have you in and out of the kitchen so you can enjoy your party.

5 ingredients or less! Serve these appetizers at your New Year's Eve party

Whether you're hosting a New Year's Eve party or attending one — you don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen. Try these recipes that use just five ingredients.

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Fig and Stilton Squares

3 super-easy party snacks: Crostini, veggies with dip, plus bacon-wrapped dates

It's nice to have a few easy, go-to appetizers in your back pocket to whip up when out-of-town friends pop by, or to serve at your New Year's Eve bash. They have vibrant colors, flavors and textures and are super-easy to make ahead and finish just before serving.

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Crudités with lemon-parsley tahini dip.

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5 Champagne cocktails to ring in the New Year

Make sure your midnight toast is memorable with these festive Champagne cocktails.

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Raspberry-pomegranate Champagne cocktail.

Skip Champagne! Go for a beer to toast the New Year

Here's a handy guide for what to drink if you want to skip the Champagne and ring in the new year with a well-crafted brew.

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Skip the Champagne and raise a glass of beer this New Year's Eve!

Champagne, cava or prosecco? Choosing the right bubbly

While Champagne, France is best known for its production of the world's most famous fermented libation, Italy and Spain offer delicious (and less expensive) alternatives with their prosecco and cava. Read on to learn the differences between these three sparkling wines.

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Whether you choose cava, prosecco or traditional Champagne, you can't go wrong if you pair New Year's bubbly with the right nosh.

Smile! How to create a DIY New Year's Eve photo booth

Want to make your New Year's Eve party a success? Try this DIY photo booth. It takes only four easy steps and 20 minutes to complete. So invite your friends, set up the camera and get ready to strike a pose.

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Flash a smile and have some fun with this DIY photo booth.

Celebrating New Year's Eve with kids? Steal these ideas!

New Year's Eve is really a "grown-up" night, but it can still be fun for the whole family. Get that sparkling cider ready and try one of these fun ways to celebrate with the kids. It's party time!

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Fun ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with your kids.

From Frazzle to Dazzle: 3 DIY hairstyles for any New Year's Eve bash

A new year is all about reinvention. So why stick to the same tired, old hairdo for New Year's Eve? Here are three easy ways to get out of your rut.

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Try the glitter halo braid to dazzle on New Year's Eve.

3 simple ways to DIY your New Year's Eve outfit

New Year's Eve is the perfect time to add an extra bit of sparkle to your wardrobe. Here are ideas for how to create glitter-soled heels, a bejeweled handbag and even a hairband to take your entire outfit to the next level.

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Three easy DIYs to add glam and glitz to your New Year's Eve outfit.

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