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The Housewives' Best Party Tips on How to Ring in the New Year With Style

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Dec. 27 2011, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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No one throws a soiree like a Real Housewife. That's why OK! turned to five of our favorite ladies for tips on how to ring in the New Year safely, and with style! Here, Taylor Armstrong from Beverly Hills, Alexis Bellino and Gretchen Rossi from Orange County, and Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss from Atlanta give us the scoop!

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What makes a New Year's Eve party memorable?

Taylor: A great group of friends, good entertainment and lots of dancing.

Alexis: Fab people equal a fab time!

Gretchen: The details. I was recently at a party where the hostess put diamonds in each champagne glass.

Kandi: Being a Southern woman, it's having good food, including collard greens for money and black-eyed peas for good luck in the New Year!

Secret to being the belle of the ball?

Alexis: Mingle — and a killer dress doesn't hurt!

Kandi: A dress that accentuates your shape. And make sure it's bold so you don't blend in.

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What's the best thing to wear when there's no dress code?

Taylor: LBD, always.

Alexis: Black is always safe, but you can incorporate a festive splash of color in your shoes.

FOR MORE OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES' PARTY TIPS TO WELCOME 2012, PICK UP THE NEW ISSUE OF OK! — IN STORES NOW!

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