If maneuvering around New Year's Eve crowds and paying hefty bar tabs aren't in your cards this year, staying in may be the better option for you! While NYE is known to be the major night of the year that everyone tends to hit the town for, the idea of staying in sounds better and better as the years go on.
These days there are so many ways you can ring in the new year from the comfort of your own home which will likely save you a bit of money, avoid the pandemic risks, and allow you to celebrate with your closest friends and family. Keep reading on for ideas on how you can welcome the new year!
Plan festive cocktails
What better way to get in the spirit than with festive cocktails! Pop the champagne and play around with different cocktail recipes that will keep the energy high all night long. See some of our favorite cocktails for the season in our blog post here!
Pull out all the games
An at-home NYE's isn't complete without board games! No matter what kind of game you play, it's a great way to keep the laughs going all night long.
Wardrobe = Sparkles & Glitter
Just because you're celebrating at home doesn't mean you can't get dressed up in NYE - approved outfits! Bring on all the sparkly outfits that will give the Times Square ball a run for its money.
If PJ's are more your thing...
Welcoming the first day of the year with a cozy night in? Yes, please. Pajamas around the house sounds like a good way to set up the year to us! Invite your besties over for a PJ's themed party and set the vibe with lots of holiday movies and comfort snacks.
Set out NYE props
Be prepared for all the NYE excitement with sparklers, blowers, and confetti! They make for a fun activity that gets everyone's moods up all night long, plus it gives you and your guests something fun to do when the clocks hits midnight.
Build a makeshift photo booth
One of the best parts of NYE parties is all the fun photos you get with your loved ones! Take advantage of celebrating the festivities together and set up a NYE-themed photo booth in your home. Just find a plain white wall and hang some streamers or balloons from the ceiling, have some silly props handy, and set up an auto-timer on your phone to document this amazing NYE's at home.
Karaoke and/or dance party
No matter how silly you may feel, hosting a karaoke or dance party with your friends is one of the most fun ways to spend your time! What better way to enter a new year than by singing and dancing the night away to your favorite throwback hits. Previous experience not necessary, with these types of parties the worse you are the better!
New Year's Eve is one of those holidays where people from all sorts of cultures can come together to celebrate a single night. Have fun and be safe ringing in the new year with all your favorite people no matter how you decide to celebrate!