GET your New Year party started with a resolution not to get stuck in the kitchen for the entire night.
Instead, tuck into some of the brilliant offers out there.
Stock up on ready-made party food to keep guests well-fed.
And cork-popping deals on bubbly and beer are sure to make the celebrations go with a bang.
Here is my checklist to make sure you throw the tastiest of parties.
Choose a theme: It might be too late to change the dress code but base your party around a single style of food, a specific music era or a decorative theme to get the party rocking.
Get your house in order: Cover sofas with throws, put down paper coasters, remove breakables and have bin bags, cloths and kitchen roll at the ready for spillages.
Time to shine: Add sparkle wherever you can. Sprinkles on the tables add some party magic, while shimmering food makes for a special feast.
Be bar smart: Create a drinks table away from the kitchen so guests aren’t lurking around the oven while the canapes are cooking. They can serve themselves drinks to sve you doing it all evening.
Get some teen spirit: Think about employing a local teenager to heat up and hand around the nibbles so you don’t have to. Ask your babysitter if they will help out.
Do it prop-erly: Party props give everyone a giggle. Create a frame out of cardboard and a table full of silly hats, wigs and glasses to set up an informal photo booth in the corner, complete with selfie sticks.
Tune in to your guests: Music makes or breaks a party. Work out what kind of crowd you have coming and what songs are guaranteed to get them dancing. Then create your own playlist for a brilliant boogie night.
Try a different fizz with Sainsbury’s Cremant de Loire on an introductory £9 offer until New Year’s Day.
Save £2 on Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Pignoletto Doc Spumante Brut, now £7.
Save £2.50 on Maschio Prosecco at Morrisons, now £6.50.
Wm Morrison Champagne Brut NV is down to £15 from £19 until New Year’s Day.
Louis Vertay Champagne at M&S is half price at £16.50 over New Year.
Save £10 on Piper Heidsieck Champagne at Morrisons, £20 until New Year’s Day.
Save 25 per cent on Oyster Bay Cuvée Brut NV, New Zealand sparkling wine, down from £13.99 to £10.49 at Waitrose.
To see in 2017 with an English tipple, Waitrose has 25 per cent off Chapel Down NV Vintage Reserve at £14.99 down from £20.79.
Save £8 on Asda Pierre Darcys Champagne Brut, now £10.
Charles Lafitte Champagne Grande Cuvee Brut, was £33.99 now £16.99 from ocado.com.
No party is complete without sausage rolls – save 25p on Sainsbury’s 20 Party Lincolnshire Sausage Rolls, now £1.75. Or get stuck into Sainsbury’s 16 Mini Beef and Vegetable Pasties, now £1.75, saving 25p.
Make a pig of yourself with Morrisons Hog Roast Bites, 12-pack, £2. Aldi’s Specially Selected Mini Toad in the Holes, £2.49, are perfect little puddings. Stay awake until midnight with Asda’s Extra Special 12 Steak & Slumbering Monk Ale Pies, £4.
For a stunning party centrepiece, Morrisons The Best Whole Cooked Lobster, 350g, is down from £7.92 to £5 until Sunday.
Add a US-style flavour to your party with Aldi’s Specially Selected ten Ultimate Cheeseburger Sliders, £2.99.
For gluten-free guests, get in some Tesco Free From Crispy Cheesy Stars, £3, Free From Pulled Pork Bites, £3, and Free From Mushroom & Mozzarella Arancini with Red Onion Chutney, £4, or buy three packs for the price of two from now until Monday.
Asda’s Extra Special Mexican Tinga Chicken Tacos, £3.50, are sure to make the party go with a zing.
For a cheesy start to 2017, Sainsbury’s 12 Mozzarella Sticks are now £1.75. Great for kids, stock up on Morrisons Southern Fried Wedges, 750g, £1, from the frozen aisle.
Get four dishes for the price of three with Waitrose party food, such as Mediterranean Filo Pastry Tartlets, £5.50 for 12.
Keep a crowd sweet with Aldi’s 60- Piece Dessert Platter, £3.99, including ring doughnuts with a chocolate flavour topping and choux pastry puffs with a salted caramel filling. The same store’s Specially Selected Cheesecake Bites, £2.99, will go down a storm. Choose from Belgian chocolate or orange & passion fruit.
Morrisons Best Mini Macarons 12 pack, £3.25, make for a pretty party. Tuck into Tesco Party Banana Fritters with Honey Dip, £2. Or buy three packs for £4. Frank Dale Mini Black Forests Frozen, 12-pack, is £5.99 at ocado.com.
Save 40p on Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Sparkling English Elderflower Presse and Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Sicilian Lemonade, now both £1.50 each.
Save £2 on Peroni Nastro Azzurro 12 x 330ml, now £14 at Waitrose. Morrisons has 20 cans of Carling, 440ml, or 20 bottles of Budweiser, 300ml, or 20 bottles of Stella Artois, 284ml, for £10 until Sunday.
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