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16 Party-Ready Punches for NYE

For easier entertaining this New Year’s Eve, turn to an old favorite: the punch bowl. By mixing up a big ol’ batch of cocktails in advance, you’ll be able to enjoy every last minute of your party and the final moments of the year. These 16 recipes are a great way to ensure that you don’t find yourself stuck behind the bar making cocktails all night long. And if this bowlful of cheer doesn’t quite fit into your aesthetic, consider another effortless option: the DIY drink bar. Cheers!

1. Pot of Gold Punch: Lemonade and a splash of St. Germain transform still white wine into something special, no Champagne required. (via The Glitter Guide)


2. Horse + Carriage: Chamomile tea takes the classic French 75 in a delicious new direction to create this bowlful of fun. (via Saveur)


3. Rosemary Baby: There’s so much to love about this hilariously-named rouge punch — it’s herbal, bitter, fruity and tart all at the same time. (via Serious Eats)


4. Bowery Punch: A delicate balance of liquor, fruit juice and effervescence makes this a punch that’s sure to please everyone at the party. (via Food52)


5. Hot Licorice Punch: Don’t let the licorice flavor dissuade you from making this spiced fruit punch; simply leave off the sugar rim if anise isn’t up your alley. To take this booze-free beverage to the next level, just add a splash of brandy or black current liqueur. (via Food With a View)


6. Winter Shandy Punch: Maple syrup and strong ginger beer make the usual summery shandy into a winter-ready beer cocktail. (via 101 Cookbooks)


7. Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch: Sweet, tart and slightly spiced, this rum, grapefruit juice and ginger beer sparkler is a colorful way to celebrate. (via Little Leopard Book)


8. The Grapefruit Sidecar: Grapefruit offers a welcome flavor twist from the usual lemon juice in this updated classic. (via A Practical Wedding)


9. Milk Punch: You’ll need to plan ahead to make this flavor-infused punch, but trust that your organization will pay off BIG time. The silver lining: Once mixed and strained, the punch keeps well for months in the fridge. (via Treats and Eats Blog)


10. Orange Green Tea Punch: Enjoy the slight caffeine boost provided by green tea in this sweet, fruity mocktail. For non-teetotalers, a glug (or two) of brandy is definitely a welcome addition. (via Savvy Eats)


11. Rum Campari Punch: Mix up this sweet-bitter punch several days ahead of the party for a twofold benefit: less party prep and a more palatable, well-balanced concoction. If that’s not a recipe for a smoother celebration, we’re not sure what is. (via Smitten Kitchen)


12. Champagne Punch: With the perfect harmony of sweet and boozy elements, this punch gets it juuust right. (via Brit + Co)


13. Sparkling Lillet Rouge Punch: A few dashes of bitters add great depth to this fruity, fortified wine and prosecco punch. (via Savvy Sassy Moms)


14. Easy Does It, Baby: We’re thinking this punch earned its name because the slightly herbal mix of blanc vermouth, Aperol, grapefuit juice and bubbly goes down quite easily. (via Bon Appétit)


15. Smokey Sage Punch: You don’t need to play with special equipment to create the smokey flavor in this citrusy, gin punch. The secret ingredient? Smoked lapsang souchong tea. (via Serious Eats)


16. Flaming Brandy Punch: Mulled wine is pretty hard to improve on, but a little flaming action is bound to do the trick. (via Bon Appétit)

Hosting a New Year’s party? Share your favorite punch recipes and ideas for effortless NYE entertaining with us below.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)