Hold Up 2015

10, 9, 8…5, 4, 3, 2, 1.….Happy New Year! Hold up, it’s the countdown already? Well not just yet but it’s almost time. In just a few hours 2015 will finally be here. It’s the day of New Year’s Eve and for most people that means it’s time to celebrate. If you are hosting a last minute party and that countdown won’t stop ticking in your head, don’t panic, duo domination is here to help! We know it may seem like you have so much to do but really you are only stressing yourself out. So take a deep breath and try not to worry. If you are off during the day, you have a lot of time to get things done, and even if you are working or are busy during the day, no need to rush, we have made a short list of errands for you to make on your way home. The main concern for any party is food, mainly munchies and snacks for people to eat while they mingle. Since you won’t need to cook any meals, the food is quite simple. If you have any chips or crackers at home that is perfect. Put some chips into a bowl and with the crackers you can make a cracker and cheese platter. Hopefully you have some cheese but if you don’t have enough to serve everyone stop by the grocery store on the way home and pick up some cheese. Some other items you may want to buy (if you don’t already have them) are vegetables or fruit to make a platter, pita bread and dip, premade, frozen appetizers that you can quickly pop in the oven (such as mozzarella sticks, pierogies, quiches, etc.) and some pop or any other drinks suitable to your liking. Lastly, to add to your finger foods, you can order a couple of pizzas and cut them into small pieces (or leave them as is) to serve as another appetizer. You can also pick up any sweets if you would like, but as long as you have appetizers you’re good. Now that food is out of the way you can pretty much calm down because the next few things are easy tasks. Everyone knows that you need music at any good party so put together a little playlist of the greatest hits from 2014 that will make people want to get up and dance. If you don’t have time to make a playlist ask someone to make one for you or if you don’t have an iPod or any music ask someone to bring his or hers along with a speaker (if you don’t have one) and you got your music solved. Lastly, people often worry about the appearance of their home. Don’t freak out over making sure your home is spotless. Instead, do a quick clean up by putting things away and don’t focus too much on vacuuming because your house will just be a mess afterwards anyways. To add to your home, if you are someone who likes to decorate for a party, stop by the dollar store or any party supply store and pick up some New Year’s banners, streamers, balloons, etc. Also, at any of these stores you can find New Year’s hats, necklaces, glasses, and horns that are fun gadgets for everyone to show off their New Year spirit. The last important items you will also find at these stores, that will help you with your food, are plastic utensils and paper plates and cups that say “Happy New Year” on them. To prepare for this very last minute New Year’s Eve party is not so bad. After you make these two stops to the grocery store and dollar store/party store, you are good to go! We hope that these tips help you have the best New Year’s Party yet! Sit back, relax and enjoy the night! Happy New Year everyone!

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