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The lazy girl’s guide to throwing a New Year’s Eve party

I am all for elaborate, well-planned bashes, but sometimes ain't nobody got the time for that. With the holiday season in full swing, between getting ready for Santa, work being busy at the end of the calendar year, and other commitments, there is just no room in our days to Martha Stewart-ize this party we want to throw. So I threw together a party game plan with minimal effort, and am sharing with you the fruits of my (limited) labor.

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Nekkid Lady Party: My tips on how to host a clothing swap

About 8 years ago I moved from Portland to Seattle and realized I had way. Too. Much. Crap. I thought to myself, "Self, you can either donate to Goodwill or you can see if your friends want to pick through your stuff."

I chose the latter. Girlfriends came over, some brought over clothing and shoes, and thus Lily's Nekkid Lady Party was born. I'm here to tell you how to throw your own…

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Keep a party-in-a-box ready to go

I keep all the stuff we need for a bbq in an old wine crate (plastic plates, forks, napkins, grill tongs, party cups and of course balls for beer pong!) It makes hosting BBQs of any size so much simpler, because I don't need to run around gathering stuff I just pull out this box and we're ready to go!