Dailymail New York - Throwing a New Year's Even party? All you need to look great and guarantee the bash is a hit are some sequins, a spa session and plenty of champagne, according to TOWIE star Amy Childs.

The beautician from Brentwood, Essex, shared her advice for throwing a glitzy event with FEMAIL as she prepared to host her family for Christmas Day for the first time. Amy, 24, said: 'Glam yourself up, do something special and treat yourself to something like a blow-dry or a massage. The hostess needs looking after too.'

The entrepreneur, who has two businesses in Essex, is planning to take the reins this party season by hosting the festivities at her new home. She was at Clothes Show Live in London and Birmingham earlier this month promoting her popular fashion line. 'I am so looking forward to spending Christmas at home with my family,' she said. 'I'm hosting it this year so it'll be the first time at my new house. I'm really nervous about the cooking - the most I ever cook is fajitas.' Fortunately her mother and cousin Harry Derbridge will be on hand.  

'My mum will be helping me out though so it'll be alright and Harry's great at being my sous chef. 'l'll have to make an effort though and get dressed up - last year I was in my onesie all day. We will play games and have a really great day. I can't wait.' Amy's top tip for New Year's Eve parties is 'dress to impress'. 'I always say the secret to looking great is feeling great,' she says. 'You can't beat a bit of confidence.'

But she says you should still go for something bold and different as the festive season is the perfect time to do it. 'I love New Years and Christmas as it's the only time you can really go all out with the glitz and glam.