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Cheap, Smart New Year's Eve Party Ideas

Want to live greener on less green in 2010? Start with your New Year's Eve party.

By Gloria Dawson
Setting the Table
The easiest and cheapest way to get enough seating for your guests is to borrow from your neighbors (this might mean you'll need to invite them to your party, so be prepared). If you still need more supplies, try renting them from a party supply store . You can get glasses, china and tablecloths as well. If you're going the disposable route, try some eco-disposable options. has a plate made from sugarcane, an annually renewable resource. At $6.95 for a pack of 50, the price is pretty sweet too. Green Party Goods has great options for festive napkins, or take a look at Plum Party's eco-supply section.

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Keep it simple and free with an e-vite or e-card. Find "cards" at Evite or MyPunchbowl. Try Someecards if you want to get hilarious responses