I don’t know about you, but I’m very much over the idea of paying an obscene amount of money to spend New Year’s Eve in a crowded club full of strangers drinking cheap champagne. It’s okay to do something else. You will not be infected with lameness for deciding to not be in a nightclub for the first second of the new year.
Here are a few low-cost suggestions:
Themed House Party/Sleepover
One of the biggest hassles about going out for New Year’s Eve is getting home. Remove that burden by throwing an intimate get-together with a few close friends. These are your friends, so no need to be fancy. Make your event BYOB, provide some nibbles and have champagne glasses at the ready of course. You can all drink to your heart’s content because everybody is staying at your place for the night. For added fun, make a theme for your soiree. Maybe it’s 90s Movie Night and everyone brings her favorite 90s movie. You know all those black rom-coms from the 90s always stir up a good conversation. Get giggly with your girls for the night!
I’ll be doing this one myself. The idea is to immerse yourself in creative pursuits. What better way to start the New Year than with a well-fed creative spirit? Maybe that means painting, drawing, making music, dancing or whatever gets you going. I’ll be making jewelry, trying new cookie recipes, practicing calligraphy and working on short stories while I listen to good music and sip good champagne.