Easy Champagne Cocktails and Other New Year's Eve Party Tips

PHOTO: Check out some last-minute Champagne cocktails as well as party planning tips.
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With less than 48 hours until the ball drops, the mad dash has begun for hosts and hostesses to complete last-minute party prep. If you're still not sure what to serve when the clock strikes midnight, consider a classic: Champagne, but with a twist. "From glittered champagne glasses and sparkling Jell-O shots to cider sangria and seasonal garnishes," searches for sparkling cocktails are currently trending on Pinterest, according to a representative for the planning site. What follows are some of the most popular party drinks on Pinterest, as well as a few tips for taking your festivities to the next level.

PHOTO: Blush Champagne with gold sugar trim
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For a low-commitment libation with high visual impact, try dipping the rims of your Champagne flutes in gold-colored sugar. Then fill with your favorite blush-hued bubbly.

PHOTO: Champagne with Frozen Cranberries
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To keep spirits high and drinks chilled, freeze skewers of cranberries then place as stirrers in Champagne glasses. The sticks add an extra layer of cold and a pop of color.

PHOTO: Champagne Jell-O shots
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Recipes for Champagne- (or prosecco-) infused Jell-O shots abound on the Internet, appealing both to the young at heart and the ambitious hostess. For a festive presentation, dust squares or individual cups with large granules of colored sugar.

PHOTO: Rudolphs Tipsy Spritzer
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Not a fan of fizzy wine? Fete your guests with Rudolph's Tipsy Spritzer, combining orange juice, lemon-lime soft drink, cherry juice, and vodka, courtesy of MyRecipes.com.

PHOTO: Check out some last-minute Champagne cocktails as well as party planning tips.
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Other Tips for After the Toast

Still looking to simplify the party-planning process? Streamline how you share New Year's Eve party information by creating an event on Facebook and inviting friends online. There you can manage RSVPs, enable check-ins and provide relevant information such as address, attire, themes or anything else of note. Didn't make a party mix yet? In the hours leading up to midnight, you can countdown with Spotify's Top 100 Tracks of 2013. And to conclude the 'Year of the Selfie' with flair, be sure to create a hashtag for friends to categorize photos from #thebest2014bash accordingly.

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