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New Hampshire

December 11, 2012

Party like there's no tomorrow -- seriously


There’s a foreboding skyline and fireworks to put prospective revelers in the mood.

Guests will be asked to keep a proper perspective on the end of the world. They will fill out index cards or scrawl on sheets at the restaurants.

“What are you going to miss?” Dowling said. “What are the things you don’t have to deal with or won’t miss?”

There will be glow necklaces and beads distributed to patrons that could come in handy.

“You might want to find the people you were partying with the night before,” Dowling said.

The chain wasn’t planning any end-of-the-world specials.

“You shouldn’t be worried about cleaning out your wallet,” Dowling said. “The world is ending.”

People seem to be taking the end of the world in stride.

“We’ve got a lot of positive feedback,” Dowling said. “People are looking to have fun.”

If it turns out to be a lot of hype over nothing, Margaritas is already looking ahead to the future, should there be one.

“If it doesn’t happen, we’ll have the second annual end-of-the-world party on Dec. 19 next year,” Dowling said.

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