If you can do these five things before the ball drops, you’re set for a stellar New Year’s Eve, and an even better year to come.

1. Set your resolutionsELLE polled 10 experts on goals you should actually make—and can totally keep—for the new year.

New Year's resolutions
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2. Master your evening look with stunning hair and makeup. Sparkly dress? Check. Now let Allure and InStyle make getting ready easier than ever.

New Year's Eve hair and makeup
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3. Get in the mood with a New Year’s themed movieOne of Entertainment Weekly’s favorite recommendations…When Harry Met Sally. 

When Harry Met Sally
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4. You can’t forget about the cocktailAdd an extra kick to the classic champagne, or try something totally new with 12 easy recipes from Food & Wine.

New Year's champagne
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5. Catch up on The Year in MagazinesReady for tonight’s party? All that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy our favorite stories of 2014.

The Year in Magazines

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