New Year’s Eve Essentials

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The countdown's on to a brand new year. Are you ready to celebrate in style? Here are a few ideas to make your new year's festivities at home memorable.

New Year's Eve Cocktails

The Cocktails

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, now's the time to exhale and enjoy an evening of celebration. And Cocktail Deeva's concocted a few delicious recommendations to kick off the party. Try your hand at a ginger cranberry martini, classic negroni or apple cider sangria by checking out Dee's recipes here.

Or, to kick up another one of your favourite drinks, check out these easy ways to garnish them. Add a candy cane rim to your eggnog, or festive ice cubes to your beverage, and say cheers!

New Year's Eve Menu

The Menu

Need a little help preparing your menu in advance? Our friends at In The Kitchen with Stefano Faita have broken down what you need and when you need to prepare it right here.

When it comes to snacks, we suggest going for classic apps easy for the picking. You can't go wrong with these shrimp cocktail canapes, devilled eggs, and bacon and onion cheese balls.

As for a little something sweet, Chef Kyla gives classic cream puffs a twist by adding a kick of eggnog in the middle. These bite-sized treats are perfect party food! Get the recipe here.

The Games

Depending on the crowd and the tone of your event, kicking the party into high gear can be as easy as reaching for a pack of red party cups.

As we show you in the video above, these cups are for more than just drinking — they can be the essential ingredient to a hilarious party game.

The Toast

We all know to reach for a bottle of champagne to toast the new year, but do you know the proper way to serve it? Cocktail Deeva Dee gives us the low-down on how to best serve it to our guests before we're all singing Auld Lang Syne.

New Year's Party Favours

The Party Favours

Party hats and noise makers go over real well at New Year's, especially at the stroke of midnight.

But if you want to give your party-goers a little something extra to take home — while helping to deplete leftover holiday baking — then package up a few of your treats in the festive boxes pictured above. You can find the how-to instructions here.

Hangover Detox Smoothie

The Recovery

Just in case you have one too many cocktails and are really feeling it the next day, you may want to be ready with these hangover cures. For queasiness, go for this ginger honey lemon elixir, and for headache, blend up this smoothie. Then, rest up so you’re ready to enjoy the rest of your day off.

Happy New Year!

 

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