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Already have a money hangover from Christmas? The last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on New Year’s Eve celebrations, so here is a quick list of ways to cut the New Year’s Eve costs without missing any of the fun:
Not a big night owl but still want to partake in the New Year’s fun? Plan a New Year’s day brunch. Hosting a brunch will allow you to celebrate with friends, spending a fraction of what you would on a NYE party. You won’t need to stock the bar as deep, or provide pricey food options. Plus there is no need to blow your budget on the latest sequined frock — hello, pair of jeans and a comfy sweater. Hosting isn’t your thing? Put together a brunch at one of your favorite restaurants. By default you’ll spend a lot less on a breakfast/lunch meal than you will on dinner.
Are you someone who thrives on New Year’s? Loving the party scene, hopping from party to party or bar to bar? No need to blow your budget on a designer get-up — plan ahead and rent your party dress. Rent the Runway allows fashion lovers to rent a designer dress, jewelry, and accessories, putting together the perfect outfit at a fraction of the retail price. Peruse a number of options; once you decide, you pick two sizes and your chosen dress will be on your doorstep in time for your big night out. Any order over $75 will receive 20% off, and any order over $100 will get $40 off.
If you are planning on hitting up a concert or a large NYE party, make sure you purchase your tickets in advance. Buying tickets at the door is always more costly and of course you run the risk of the tickets being sold out.
What better way to ring in 2015 than with room service? Book a last-minute deal in your town, and start the new year with some pampering. Live near an airport? Hotels near airports tend to be the most affordable options in each city. If you’re planning on just relaxing, what does location matter? Hotel room not in your budget? Plan to stay in and treat yourself with your favorite take-out.