Still looking for that perfect way to ring in the New Year at home? Do you want to avoid the expense of going out, but still have an exciting night? Want to enjoy a party without dealing with crowded spaces or difficult crowds? Here are some great ideas for making your own fun this year.
What Events Will You Have?
New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and introspection. What events could you put on to celebrate the year going by? You can make a list of favorite memories or people, perhaps throw a “Best Of” party, where your guests wear clothes from New Year’s past.
You could also have an awards ceremony, which can be serious or funny, depending on your taste. Awards could be given for things like “Best Kiss” or “Most Likely To Succeed In 2017”.
If you want to keep the night light and fun, you can always have a movie marathon of your favorite New Year’s themed movies. Whatever events you choose, make sure they are reflective of you and your friends.
What Food Will You Serve?
When it comes to food, you have a lot of options for New Year’s Eve. If you’re feeling fancy, you could go with a black and white theme – think caviar and champagne. Or, if that’s not your thing, why not try out some fun New Year’s dishes? Black eyed peas are supposed to bring good luck, so why not give them a try?
Or, you can make it easier on yourself and get some of your favorite takeout dishes. Chinese food is always a big hit, but don’t feel restricted to ethnic foods. You could also go the simpler route with chips and dips or tasty appetizers.
What Will Your Party Wear?
Whether your event is formal or casual, you can make dressing up easy and fun. You could dress in white to symbolize the passing of the old year. This also gives you the freedom to wear whatever you want under your clothes. You don’t have to pay attention to matching underthings but instead, focus on contrast and colors.
You could also make your outfits black and white – this is always a fun choice because it’s easy to find items in those colors, and you can mix and match as much as you like. You can go with classic combinations like stripes and checks or crazy ensembles that would be hard to pull off any other night of the year.
No matter what you choose, make sure that your outfit reflects your personality and style. It’s your night, so have fun with it!