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Kisses, champagne and crackers: Your lavish New Year's Eve parties

By Jenny Soffel, for CNN
updated 10:36 AM EST, Tue December 31, 2013
27-year-old <a href='http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1065807'>Jeffrey Liu</a> attended a New Year's reunion of bloggers for the online journal "Xanga" in 2011. "We all came from all parts of the country - California, Texas, New York, Canada, Massachusetts and Maryland," she said. 27-year-old Jeffrey Liu attended a New Year's reunion of bloggers for the online journal "Xanga" in 2011. "We all came from all parts of the country - California, Texas, New York, Canada, Massachusetts and Maryland," she said.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Few parties are as lavish, ridiculous or exhilarating as a New Year's Eve party
  • You shared your most spectacular party shots with us on iReport

(CNN) -- Throw confetti! Drop balloons! Give someone a snog! What better way to welcome the new year than with a party, some good food or a burning boat?

And of course, few parties are as lavish, ridiculous or exhilarating as a New Year's Eve party.

Whether it's the champagne, the fancy dress, the delicious food, the spectacular location, amazing decorations, or the elusive promise of a kiss at the end of the night, New Year's Eve is the pinnacle of the year's social events calendar.

That's why this year we asked you to share your most memorable NYE party shots from around the world. Think you've partied harder? Share your images with us on CNN's iReport.

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