Yes, you read that right. NYE has always been pushed to be the ‘biggest night of the year’ – yet, over the last few years I’ve enjoyed nothing more than staying in on this big night. Yes, the odd year I’ll go out here and there, but recently a new tradition has become one of my favorite traditions… and that includes Chinese take-out and a bottle of champagne at home.
As I started contemplating this year’s ‘big night’, I thought, maybe I’m not the only one that thinks this big night doesn’t need to be celebrated out. So here we are, a list of 4 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Home.
1. Host a dinner party (make it themed if you want!)
Obviously and selfishly this is number 1 – since I love to cook. This is an awesome opportunity to try some new recipes, or get your friends to help you prepare some dishes. There’s nothing better than bonding over food and drinks. But hey! If you’re not into cooking, invite your family and friends over and order delivery from different restaurants around the city. Turn your home into a tasting menu for the top restaurants on Uber Eats.
2. Self-care is the best care
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating NYE alone. Heck, I’ve done it a few times and it’s quite nice. So why not run yourself a hot bath, read your favorite book, pop yourself a bottle of champagne and TREAT. YO. SELF. When you’re by yourself, you don’t have to worry about what other people want to eat or drink, what other people want to watch, or what other people want to do. Spend NYE doing exactly what you want, and take care of you. Heck, you can even ditch the alcohol and wake up January 1st, completely refreshed (and not hungover) and ready to take on the New Year.
3. Girls night in!
Grab your close girlfriends, and invite them over to celebrate ringing in the New Year – slumber party style. No need to splurge on an expensive outfit, just invite everyone over in whatever they want to wear, pop some champagne, make a charcuterie board, play games, creep instagram and ring in the New Year together. Just because we’re ‘adults’ (I use this term lightly, because I’m still figuring life out) doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good sleepover with the besties.
4. Airbnb with your best friends
It may be a little late to book a place now, but you can always keep this in mind for next year. For those of you who don’t want to go out, but still want a change of scenery, rent a place that you can stay in at! Get together a group of friends or couples, and rent a house for a few days spanning over NYE. Splitting the tab for a large house is much more cost-conscious than booking hotel rooms – plus, you all get to be under one roof! And for those of you who want to make it even more boujee, hire a private chef for NYE. Someone who comes to the house and prepares dinner for you and your friends – you don’t have to worry about cooking or driving home – you can eat and drink as much as your heart desires.
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