7 Easy Hacks To Throw The Greatest (And Cheapest) Party Ever

Host the New Year's Eve shindig of the century.

The countdown is on. In two short days, you'll bid farewell to 2015 and ring in 2016 with the hopes that this'll be your best year yet. If you don't have plans for when the clock hits midnight, here's a thought -- throw your own New Year's party.

It doesn't need to be anything fancy schmancy. All you need is some food, a killer playlist and bright decorations to set the ~mood~ for a night that'll turn into the "Greatest Party Story Ever." (MTV's newest show premieres Jan. 14!)

With the tips below, you can rage with your friends without draining your savings account. Beginning 2016 with some ? in your pocket is a pretty sweet start, after all.

No party is complete without music. Make sure everyone hears the tunes with these quick, easy and, most importantly, cheap speakers.

If you use the bag as the bowl, you won't have any dirty dishes to wash afterwards. It's a win-win.

Forget hauling heavy bags of ice. These ice balloons are so festive, you don't need any other party decorations. Bonus: Since the balloons are frozen, you won't hear any annoying popping noises.

Fool your friends into thinking you totally cook in your spare time. NOM.

You know a party's the real deal when it involves anything that glows in the dark. And you don't even need a black light for this!

Your string lights will scream "party" rather than "Christmas."

It seems weird, but this'll keep the uneaten cake moist for when you inevitably devour it for breakfast the next morning.

If you're now itching to get your party on, the trailer for MTV's "Greatest Party Story Ever" will hold you over till the big night. The new series, which spotlights ~wild~ real-life party tales, premieres Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10:30/9:30c. Check it out right here, right now: