12/05/2014 06:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Don't Drop the Ball: Why You Should Plan Early for New Year's Eve 2015

With Christmas and Hanukkah rocketing toward us, we all have family and food on the brain. But don't forget the first, last and greatest holiday of the year: New Year's Eve. A night of glitz, glamour, champagne toasts and midnight makeouts, NYE is easily the biggest going-out night of them all. While it's tempting to leave your New Year's planning to the last minute, here are five of the biggest perks of locking in your NYE now.

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Lowest Prices

Just like the tight sequin dresses you'll see at every New Year's Eve party, ticket and table prices leading up to December 31st are super elastic. That means as demand goes up and supply goes down, prices get higher than the ball in Times Square. Lock in your tickets or tables early, because the closer to the party, the more you'll pay -- simple as that.

Best Table Selection

Have you heard the saying, "the early bird gets the worm"? Well in this case, if you're the bird, the worm is at the bottom of a bottle of tequila at the best table in the nightclub. Granted, unless you're celebrating NYE in Cancun, it's more likely a classic bottle of Patron (sans squiggly friend), but you get the idea. Lock in your table reservation early, and you'll get your pick of DJ booth, dance floor, prime balcony spots and everything in between. This means a better view of all the action.

Easily Accommodate Big Groups

New Year's Eve is a night to celebrate, and NYE celebrations are more fun with friends. If you like to roll deep when you go out, booking your plans early will save you an epic headache. As clubs fill up, your group's headcount will stay the same, but the tables that can supposedly accommodate your group get smaller and smaller. Don't forget to check out Tablelist, the instant way to book a VIP table at your favorite clubs and lounges. Tablelist is on-call 24/7 to help arrange your big group's plans, and help accommodate special requests via mobile app or on the web.

Venues are More Likely to be Semi-helpful if Plans Change

The earlier you book, the easier it is to reach out to the venue (or your helpful Tablelist concierge) if plans change. If your party grows, it's possible to upgrade your bottle order. If your party shrinks, there may be a smaller table available. This is all contingent on availability, and availability is only a reality when you plan in advance!

There's More Planning To Do

One of the best reasons to lock in your New Year's Eve party plans yesterday is that there's so much more planning to do. Once you decide on a venue and secure your table or tickets, it's time to plan the pregame, pick out your outfit, work out transportation, and select the afterparty spot. Let Tablelist be your expert on booking your VIP table, splitting the tab, skipping the line & cover, and arriving in style, and the rest of your party planning will fall right into place.

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