New Year’s Day

The first day of January is not only the start of a new month, but it’s also the beginning of a brand new year. Many people see a new year as a chance to refresh and start new goals to improve their lives. You likely welcomed another year with a celebration the night before, so New Year’s Day is a chance to relax with family and friends—and start thinking about how you’re going to keep those resolutions you made. And good news: We have all the tips and tricks you need to keep any kind of resolution, from cooking resolutions, small cleaning projects, and at-home exercises. But, if the big party is on New Year’s Day instead (those resolutions will just have to wait one more day), we have the tools you need to plan it successfully, from an easy party menu filled with an assortment of favorite cold-weather comfort foods and brunch cocktails you can make ahead of time.

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