The Weekend Guide

new york new year's guide!
Photos: Archie McPhee Seattle / Flickr

The future is now.

New Year’s Eve Party Hat
What: Place a festive topper specially designed by NYC illustrator Nicole Killian on your noggin.
Why: Hats off to 2009.
When: Glitter eyeliner and sequined harem pants aren’t enough.
Where: Download the designs here, here, and here. To make: Print and cut out, then secure by taping two pieces of string on opposites sides and tie under your chin.

End of the Aughts Drinking Game
What: Swill champagne every time you hear someone say Michael Jackson, Goldman Sachs, Poker Face, jegging, or retweet.
Why: Out with the old and in with the new.
When: Banging pots and pans gets tired.
Where: Anywhere a glass can go.

Sweet GIFs
What: Be mesmerized by trippy, kooky, and downright celebratory animations.
Why: Think of it as the futuristic TV Yule log.
When: Tonight while pregaming; tomorrow in a postfestivities stupor.
Where: Cyberspace meets your space.

Pregame Dinner Party

What: All-you-can-eat gourmet dogs (veggie friendly, too), fries, onion rings, and dessert, plus a half bottle of sparkling wine for $30.
Why: You need a good base before engaging in ill-advised debauchery.
When: Thurs., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Bark Hot Dogs, 474 Bergen St., b/t Fifth & Flatbush Aves., Park Slope (718-789-1939). Reservations recommended.

Phaidon Warehouse Sale
Gorgeous tomes on art, design, and culture are up to 70 percent off. Get $5 off a purchase of $50 or more and $10 off a purchase of $100 or more when you mention DailyCandy.
Your coffee table looks lonely.
Fri.-Jan. 10. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 100 Wooster St., b/t Prince & Spring Sts. (212-925-1900).

Sleep In

What: Catch up on beauty sleep while sporting a Michelle Pfeiffer-like eye mask.
Why: It’s the cat’s meow.
When: Until noon at least.
Where: Anywhere you can rest your weary head.

Photo: Archie McPhee / Flickr

83 Wooster St
bt Broome & Spring Sts
New York, NY 10012
474 Bergen St
bt Fifth & Flatbush Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11217