Party Hosts Unite! Here is What You’ll Need for Your New Year’s Eve Party

Your New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

Written By: Chelsea Raineri
Photographed By: Reilly Kavanaugh Truly Sparkling
Props Styled By: Kalynn Nguyen

Ten, nine, eight…you know the countdown, and it’s just around the corner! There’s no holiday quite like New Year’s Eve—the gold, the glitter and that midnight kiss. But what really makes New Year’s Eve great isn’t the chance to start over, it’s having your friends, family and loved ones surround you as you celebrate another year together. And what better way to celebrate than with New Year’s Eve inspired decor and tasty drinks to top off the night.

First things first, you can’t let your guests go thirsty, and you definitely don’t want to find yourself thousands of calories deep from sugary cocktails—not to mention the hangover that will ensue the morning after. Your best bet? Opt for a light calorie drink with only one gram of sugar. Truly Spiked & Sparkling offers you the best of both worlds—delicious flavors like Grapefruit & Pomelo, Colima Lime, Lemon & Yuzu and Sicilian Blood Orange and for only 100 calories. Yes, you read that correctly, 100 calories, one gram of sugar and a whole lot of amazing.

Next, you’re going to need some decorations. Where’s the Party? in Costa Mesa offers a wide selection of everything you’ll need! From golden confetti to paper straws, Where’s the Party? will make your New Year’s bash the envy of Instagram. Be sure to create the ultimate selfie station with your favorite decor, balloons and New Year’s Eve gear.

Last but definitely not least, you’re going to need a playlist to keep the night going. You’re obviously going to have Queen Bey to grace your list’s presence, but don’t forget about the classics like “Auld Lang Syne,” the Mariah Carey version (obviously). You can even round up the top hits of the year and reminisce about where you were when “Look What You Made Me Do” hit the radio. Now all you have left to do is grab your crush, watch the ball drop and ring in 2018.

Make a Truly Moscow Mule

6 oz Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime
1 oz Vodka
2 oz Ginger Beer
Fresh Squeezed Lime

At a Store Near You: You don’t have to go far to find Truly! With several stores carrying it throughout Orange County, you’ll be able to get the party started in minutes. Check out the website to locate your nearest location.

Decor Provided By:
Where’s the Party?
270 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Truly Spiked & Sparkling | @trulysparkling

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While getting her degree in Graphic Design, Reilly had always dreamed of working for a magazine. She had wanted a career with longevity, creativity and the opportunity to grow. In 2013 Reilly applied for the Graphic Design position at Locale Magazine and received just that. After two years Reilly was promoted to Art Director and in 2016 she became a partner along side of Erik and Ashley.




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