There is a definite way to ring in the New Year, and that is by throwing parties and gatherings. People enjoy gathering and coming together to commemorate special occasions. Many people decorate their homes, while others set to work creating cookies and cakes for everyone. Every individual has his or her own unique manner of commemorating this day. The days of sending a distinctive hand-made card to a party are long gone. To establish the tone at New Year's events, it's all about bringing in gifts, champagne, and something valuable. A few heartfelt wishes and messages, on the other hand, never go out of style.