Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Throw A Swanky (& Stress-Free) NYE Bash With These Genius Ideas!

  1. Begin
    opener

    216

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    By now, we've properly prepped you for tearing up Tinseltown in style on NYE, but what if you celebrate best at home, where you're in charge of the outcome? Control freaks and hospitable gals, we totally feel you — and we've got your backs, too.

    We've commissioned a cocktail-party champ to help you welcome the new year sans frantic antics. We're talking about Lara Shriftman, the author of four books on the subject — and the PR princess who has thrown radiant riots for the likes of everyone from Grey Goose to PlayStation.

    So, now that you know you're in safe hands, breathe easy and let her help you guide your guests into 2013 with fresh ideas that are totally easy to pull off. And trust, after implementing these tricks with your own twists, no one will give a damn about the ball drop!

    Photo: Courtesy of Cocodot

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

This Rustic SoCal Wedding Defines Perfection

When someone from the event-design world gets married, we pour ourselves a fancy cocktail and prepare to have a little swooning session while going through every image and detail. Of course, when the photos are by Jose Villa and the wedding is Cortnie's — she's the talented planner and stylist behind Canvas and read

Shopping

The Beginner's Guide To Sexy Lingerie

Lingerie doesn’t start and stop with bras and panties, despite what the contents of your underwear drawer may suggest. Since yours is probably already stocked to the brim with everyday basics, it's time to add diversity to your selection with eight extra-sexy essentials — like bodysuits, window briefs, and suspender read