NYC Decorating for New Years

         What are you doing for New Years this year? Watching the ball drop in Times Square on TV? Wish you could BE in Times Square?  It’s cold, crowded, and you’d have one million of your no-so-closest friends squashing you from every side. Celebrate like a rock star in your own home and throw a New York New Year’s wherever you are. Shindigz has so much to choose from, whether you’re throwing a party for 10 or 100 people. Here are some of my favorite New York ideas to gather together.
        Start off with making your party room into Times Square. Grab a Times Square background or two. You’ll feel like you’re really there, without the police barricades. You can even get a glass mirror ball and drop it yourself. (Drop it gently!) You’ll need more decorations for which I recommend the New Year’s swirls for a dazzling and fun display.
       Next, you’ll need noise makers, hats, and streamers. You can get the whole shebang in one fell swoop using the Simply Silver Party Kit and make as much noise as you want. (Your neighbors will LOVE you! Better invite them, too.) Add balloons, balls, and brilliant confetti to finish off the look. It’s all available on
      Here’s the food tip of the day: Make finger food that has weight, but doesn’t take forks. That way people don’t need to stop dancing or partying all night. Try some cucumber and butter sandwiches, smoked salmon and goat cheese sandwiches, or peanut butter and Nutella. Yum! Cut off crusts and cut into triangles for instant elegance. Be sure to ask your guests about food allergies before any party. You want guests to remember what a great time they had, and nothing else.
      Be safe, be smart, and have a very happy and prosperous New Year!

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