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(PIX11)-- You don't have to be in Times Square to get your party on--you can bring the party to you.

We're sharing last minute NYE entertaining ideas form cocktails to mocktails to small bites and apps--thanks to lifestyle expert and Dana's Bakery creator Dana Loia.

FOOD
The easiest way to an elegant affair is to offer an array of attractive, delicious, and, most importantly, simple treats supplemented by store-bought finger foods.

• For a last minute NYE party, have a small snack out for your guests. Here we have an elegant cheese plate, with spreads, cheeses and meats to satisfy everyone at your party!
o CHEESE
o CUTTING BOARD
o SPREADS/ GRAPES/ BREAD ETC.

• And of course for dessert, we have delicious champagne macarons from Dana’s Bakery (www.danasbakery.com) – a tasty treat at any time during the night!
o CHAMPAGNE MACS
o DISPLAY DISH/ TRAY

DÉCOR
When it comes to New Year's, style may not be a substitute for substance, but it goes a long way. Still, that doesn't mean you have to blow the bank to make your place look like the premier spot for midnight toasts.

• Use mix matching linens, like these from Hen House Linens, for a mismatched sophisticated look. Be sure to keep within a color scheme, here we are using gold and black!
o VARIOUS LINENS FROM HEN HOUSE LINENS (www.henhouselinens.com)

• Planning for that BIG New Year’s kiss is something every guest has on their mind. Fill up a few sachets with some breath mints as party favors for guest’s easy access and quick fresh-ups prior to midnight.
o SACHETS (WHITE/ GOLD)
o MINTS

• Although it may seem a bit overdone, guests love the traditional New Year’s party items like noisemakers, hats, feather boas, and horns. Have fun with them and use them in your décor by integrating throughout your tablescape. This is both functional and festive!
o NOISE MAKERS
o HATS
o HORNS

COCKTAILS
• For the adults: New Years is all about that bubbly and the perfect toast! You can dress up your champagne by adding a colorful sugar rim.
o CHAMPAGNE
o PLASTIC CHAMPAGNE FLUTES
o GOLD/ CLEAR WHITE SUGAR

• For the kiddos/ kiddos at heart (no alcohol): sprinkle in some fun and colorful candy, like gummy bears or rock candy in some champagne flutes and top off with sparkling juice or just regular juices.
o SPARKLING CIDER/ JUICES
o PLASTIC CHAMPAGNE FLUTES
o ROCK CANDY
o GUMMY BEARS

More for information and ideas, go to http://www.danasbakery.com.

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