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The Mood

The days of New Year’s Eve partying have been replaced by intimate dinner parties and bed shortly after the bells—leaving you refreshed enough to host a casual and chic New Year’s Day soiree.

Relaxed and Open
Invite guests via Evite three weeks before, give them a four hour window, and let them know they don’t have to commit to the entire affair. Your wording: stop by, have great food and catch up after the holiday rush.

Guests
Think of this as your first annual New Year’s Day bash. Keep the guest list to a manageable 12–15 people—and make it mostly people you can see inviting year after year.

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Photo: Jim Franco

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