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12/31/2012 03:09 pm ET

Last Minute New Year's Eve Ideas From Lonny Magazine And Designer Eddie Ross

We're antsy to get our celebration on in just a few hours! Lucky for us, our friends at Lonny Magazine shared some great New Year's Eve ideas for last minute preparations as well as beautiful and festive tabletop inspiration by Eddie Ross, one of our favorite designers.

Our top 5 tips from Ross and the Lonny team:

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1. Personalize your party by making homemade hats and horns to match your bash's color scheme. And we've got crafty ideas for both. (Party hats don't have to be dorky -- we promise!)

2. Don't worry about having a fully stocked bar with many different spirits. Ross suggests putting out a champagne buffet with your finest glassware. It looks glamorous, and it's easy on the host. And if any bubbly sprays on your fine attire when you pop the cork, we've got you covered.

3. Don't be afraid to go bold with your designs. New Year's doesn't always have to be about black, gold and silver. Ross' tablescape is a combination of vibrant jewel tones, and the effect is amazing.

4. A gathering in a small space can still be festive. Ross' tips for maximizing a tiny venue incude investing in stylish folding chairs that can be tucked away and utilizing spaces like console tables for party spreads and decor.

5. Always leave some chocolate candies on the table for guests to snack on between dinner and dessert. (This one's our favorite. We can't argue with that!)

Click through the slideshow to see Ross' magnificent designs and head over to Lonny Magazine for some more great tips. Happy new year!

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