How To Throw A Fancy New Year's Party On A Budget
It is possible, and it's going to RULE. Here are 10 rules to follow.
Obviously we all want NYE to be like this.
But not like this.
RULE #1: Don't pour straight champagne until just before midnight.
Instead, stretch the champers by mixing it into boozy cocktails.
Or a champagne punch.
Also, make an ice ring.
RULE #2: Don't buy champagne. Buy Prosecco or Cava.
RULE #3: If you serve caviar, be smart about it.
Quick primer on caviar.
1. "Real caviar" comes from three kinds of wild sturgeon in the Caspian and Black Seas: Beluga (best caviar), Ossetra (second-best caviar) and Sevruga (third-best caviar). But you're not going to buy any of that unless you want to spend a ton of money, get arrested, or spit in the face of Mother Nature.
2. Beluga caviar is illegal because of overfishing. In fact, any caviar that comes from wild fish is an ethical no-no because of overfishing.
3. Look for "sustainably farmed" caviar. Likely from America.