New Year’s Eve Gadgets for Parties of Every Pace

Planning a New Year’s Eve celebration?  Consider injecting your party with a little something special.  Whether you’re planning a quiet gathering of your closest friends, or an all-out wild bash; whether your party will be black-tie or blue jeans, there’s an idea here to add panache to every at-home New Year’s Eve soiree.

For the Low-Key New Year’s Eve:  A Compact Wine Cooler

Sure, you could pull your bottle of chardonnay out from between the dill pickles and last week’s dried-out layer cake – but why, when you can upgrade to a compact wine cooler like this one from Koolatron?  Hey, this is a brand new year, so start it by treating yourself and your guests to something new.  The Koolatron WC04 Compact Thermoelectric 4-Bottle Wine Cooler keeps up to four 25-ounce bottles of vino chilled and at the ready.  It can be mounted vertically or horizontally (under your kitchen cabinets, for instance) or it works free-standing (like on the corner of your home bar).  It’ll look attractive no matter where you put it, with its transparent door, removable contoured shelves and soft interior lights. And retailing for around $130, it’s a wine enthusiast’s upgrade that’ll cost you less than your best bottle of bubbly.

For the Class-Act Bash:  A Champagne Fountain

Wow your guests for that midnight toast with your very own light-up champagne fountain!  You can make your dining room table look like the ballroom at The Plaza for around $30 with a Nostalgia LPF-210 Lighted 1-Gallon 3-Tiered Party Fountain.  This dramatic champagne dispenser pumps champagne from the bottom bowl to the top, where it cascades over to be collected in the bottom bowl again.  The built-in lighting changes automatically to provide a dazzling array of colors.  It even comes with eight coordinating cups.

For the Party to End All Parties: Disco Ball Lighting

One minute your family room looks like any other family room – the next, it’s a happenin’ night spot!  The transition is easy and affordable with disco ball lighting for around $20.  Disco Ball LightingThe model shown here includes a rotating mirror ball and two colored LED spotlights. If that's not enough, it's kicked up a notch with four powerful LEDs mounted onto the base.  Big impact for very little money.  Keep the party spinning all night long this New Year’s Eve.  (And on a ho-hum night in the middle of a work week, whip it out and dance your stresses away.  Go ahead, nobody’s looking.)

With the addition of a splashy new gadget to your New Year’s Eve celebration, you can have the coolest (or the hottest) party in the neighborhood.  Pick your pace and party!

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