Ready to spend the last night of the year with your sweetie? Start by resolving to focus on each other, to avoid spending more than you can afford, and to keep your celebration simple. Here are the 10 tips from Sara Nasserzadeh, Ph.D., author of The Orgasm Answer Guide, Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., psychotherapist and author of Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, and B.J. Gallagher, author of It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been.

1. Write your partner a poem or a love story, or frame the favorite picture you have of the two of you, write something romantic on the back, and present it to him on New Year's Eve, suggests Gallagher.

2. Download all the songs that have special emotional significance to you as a couple and listen to them on New Year's Eve.

3. Make "party hats" for the two of you, Gallagher says. Glue on sequins and write "I Love You" or another personal message on the hats.

4. At midnight, enjoy champagne and strawberries, Gallagher suggests. Have a can of whipped cream on hand, too - mostly for the strawberries.

5. Make dinner together at home, use your best china, and snuggle together while watching your favorite romantic movie on TV.

6. Keep the menu very simple so you can focus on enjoying the meal together rather than cooking it, Tessina says. Her suggestions: soup and salad, perhaps bread and cheese. "If you love to cook together, you can make whatever turns you on," she says.

7. As for wines, champagne is a natural, of course. But you might also try putting a sugar cube and some Angostura bitters into the bottom of a flute and filling it with champagne for a champagne cocktail, Tessina says. Or add Chambord raspberry liqueur to champagne for a Kir Royale cocktail. Don't drink alcohol? Use sparking cider and fruit juice instead.

8. Don't focus on the bedroom on this night. Make sure it's comfortable and tidy, of course, and softly lit. But remember: "Romance happens long before you get to the bedroom and if you do it well, you may not make it to the bed," Tessina says. "The living room couch can be amazingly great for sex."

9. Spend some time with your partner relaxing and reviewing how the previous year worked for both of you. "A new year is the beginning of a new year of your life together as well," Nasserzadeh says. "It's a good time to get together and revise your sex life." Reviewing what each of you liked and did not like will help you keep the passion alive, she says.

10. Keep an open mind about how to spend the evening, Nasserzadeh says. "You and your partner probably grew up having very different New Year's Eve traditions," she explains. Since you both bring to the table your own expectations of how best to spend this much-hyped evening, discuss them with your partner well in advance. "Define what works for you and what works for your partner," Nasserzadeh says. You may have to compromise a little about your plans, which is why advance planning pays off.