Surround yourself with decadence
It doesn't matter if you're dancing it up in the trendiest nightclub or sitting at home with the movie on, New Year's Eve is the ultimate night for being overindulgent. Embrace your inner hedonist and say yes to everything tonight. For those going out, dress to the nines and drink lavishly and dance to the point of exhaustion. If you're staying in, take a lovely bubble bath surrounding by candles, tuck into a box of your favorite truffles (my favorites are Charbonnel et Walker Marc de Champagne), and watch some Godard films on Criterion while waiting for the clock to strike midnight.
Go crazy with makeup
Because seriously, why not? Try that makeup tutorial you found online ages ago and have been itching to do. Do some outrageous eye or dramatic lip, because I can't think of any other night where the wilder the look is not just accepted, but expected.
Wear something sparkly
You'll need to wear something to compete with the silver ball in Times Square. My usual aim when it comes to dressing for a night is to look like I'm soliciting sex at Studio 54.
Champagne is different from all other alcohol because there is something innately lovely and dreamy about it. As Jimmy Stewart says in The Philadelphia Story, "Champagne's funny stuff. I'm used to whiskey. Whiskey's a slap on the back, and champagne's a heavy mist for my eyes." I don't care how nerdy this may sound, but I always feel like I'm in the court of Marie Antoinette whenever the champagne flows.
I'm just a big proponent of dancing at every opportunity in life, so please do this tonight.
Have a wild time
Make sure that no matter what you do, you have a fantastic time. This comes from surrounding yourself with people you adore, indulging in some treats, and looking and feeling wonderful.
And hopefully, if you're successful in these steps, you'll look like this the morning after
Happy New Years, dollies! See you again in 2013!
Title: from "A Glass of Champagne" (Sailor)