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How To Have A New Year's Party That's Actually Fun

Ring in the New Year in a whole new way. Check out these tips, featuring items scanned in using Sprout by HP, an innovative new computing platform.

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3. Play resolution bingo.

Before the party, have everyone submit two or three of their New Year’s resolutions. Pop them into a bingo grid, and have your guests ask around to match each resolution to its maker. Get more instructions here.

4. To maximize likes on event photos, a step and repeat goes a long way.

The right backdrop gives even the worst selfies some sparkle. Dedicate one of your walls to something people can pose in front of, and watch the likes roll in.

7. Invite pets.

No matter how good your party is, animals will always make it better. You can tell your guests the event is pet-friendly, or you can take matters into your own hands by registering as a host with sites like

8. Bring Secret Santa back.

It’s been a whole week since you exchanged gifts with your loved ones, and that’s way too long. Assign each of your guests a name, then have them bring an accessory for their Secret Santa to wear all night.