5 Ways to Have Fun on New Year’s Eve

Traffic.  Crowds.  Dangerous People.  Drunk People.  Loud People…

If this isn’t the way you want to spend New Year’s Eve, consider spending this new year’s at home.  Here are some ideas to ensure that the fun is brought to you without the fuss.

KEEP IT CLASSY:

There’s something glamourous about having a formal New Year’s Eve party.  Ask your friends to come over in their old prom attire (or at least dress nicely!) and turn it into a potluck.  Less cooking for you and a great opportunity to have a “last meal” before everyone begins their New Year’s diet.

KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY:

Some of my favorite New Year’s memories are just staying in with my parents and siblings and playing games all night.  We would literally dig up every board game we own and would plow through all of them.  It was a great bonding experience and a fun way to spend the time.  We’d dine on finger food and finally watch the ball drop before all crashing on the floor!

SINGLE?  GET READY TO MINGLE!:

Let’s face it, being alone on New Year’s sucks.  Why not follow the ol’ misery loves company rule and invite your girlfriends over for a pajama party?  Pour some wine, dig into a premade cake from Walmart and pop in some old 80’s chick flicks.

KEEPING YOUR RESOLUTION…SERIOUSLY THIS TIME:

Are you making a life-changing resolution this year, or simply ready to make a change, once and for all?  Consider having an awakening New Year’s evening.  Invite some people over, light a fire, and have everyone write down their New Year’s resolution on a piece of paper.  On a different piece of paper, have your guests write down one thing they regreted in the past year or one thing they want to let go.  Go around the room and have everyone talk about their regret, then throw that paper into the fire.  Then talk about your resolutions.  Put these in a container and bring them out next New Year’s and you can all talk about how you’ve changed in a year’s time.

TRAVEL FOR FREE:

Ever want to spend New Year’s in an exotic place?  Write down the places you’d like to spend New Year’s and draw one of them from a hat.  Do some research and see how they spend New Years, what they eat, what they wear, etc. and host a “Destination New Year’s” party.  Celebrate, eat, and live like you were anywhere but where you are.

Knowledge is power!  Learn fun facts, hints and tips, and creative ways to use every day items with “The Buzz” posts on Thursday.

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