New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to mean dressing up and heading out the door for a long night of dancing and celebration. You can stay in the comfort of your home and create a night that’ll end the year with laughter, love, and happiness. Here are a few ideas:
Grab your photos and reflect on the past year
Whether you keep all your memories on your phone or in an album, New Year’s Eve is a great time of year to take a walk down memory lane. Grab all your snapshots from 2018 and reflect on all the great times you had.
If you’re hosting family and friends, share the experience with everyone — it makes for great conversation starters at the table. In fact, ask each guest to pick their favorite photo and talk about what else they’re looking forward to doing in the new year!
Try a new recipe
New year, new meals, right? Expand your palette by trying out a new cuisine. Let’s say you usually to stick to Italian dishes. Try Indian fare tonight! You can find delicious, easy-to-cook recipes that range in various spice levels, so you don’t feel too outside your comfort zone.
Have a champagne and countdown brunch
We get it. Staying up late to catch the guitar drop is near impossible nowadays, so instead of watching the festivities in between flickering eyelashes, host a champagne countdown brunch at your house.
Keep it simple too! Ask your guests bring a bottle of bubbly and a brunch dish. At 11:59 am, get ready to start the countdown to noon!
Host a dessert party
Organizing a dinner party is tough work. And why end the year cooking up a storm and cleaning up a big mess? Host a dessert party instead! Ask each guest to bring their favorite baked good and start indulging before all those healthy resolutions kick in. The prep and clean-up are easy while the results are delicious and sweet.
Host a game night
Whether it’s just you and your significant other or the whole family, a classic board game night is a fun way to kick-off the New Year! Have a long-time favorite like Monopoly, Life, or Mexican Train? Bring it out of the closet for some fun, healthy competition — or go for the gold. Whatever is your style!
Have dinner in bed and watch your favorite movies
It’s been a long year of ups, downs, highs, and lows. How about resting easy and enjoying some peace and relaxation? Whip up a quick dinner, snuggle up close in bed, and watch all your favorite movies. Plus, who said breakfast is the only meal you can have in your jammies?
Dance to Auld Lang Syne
Grab your spouse’s hands and twirl into the New Year with a classic tune. Dress up, dress down, have dinner out or in. However you choose to celebrate the night, end it by dancing close with the person you love.
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