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