New Years’ Eve is one of the most anticipated times of the year. Many of us spend weeks planning where we are going to go and what outfit we are going to wear. In fact, we spend so much time anticipating how brilliant it’s going to be that it often turns out to be something of an anti-climax. So, why not take the pressure off and remove some of that expectation by doing things a little differently this year? It’s important to step out of our comfort zones once in a while and do something spontaneous and unexpected, and what better time to do it than at New Year?
Throw a Themed House Party
If you want to go out to a bar or club on New Years’, then you can guarantee that you’ll be paying well over the odds both for tickets and drinks. Plus, such places tend to be so packed at this time of year that it can make it difficult just to relax and enjoy yourself. So why not avoid the crowds and save yourself some money by throwing a themed house party instead?
You could throw a sophisticated dinner party with a ‘black tie’ dress code. Alternatively, you could make it a costume party, where people come dressed as their favorite fictional characters. If you’re really stuck for fancy dress ideas, there are countless websites you can visit for inspiration. One example would be www.hollywood.uk.com for any of our UK-based readers.
Rest & Relaxation
If you don’t fancy spending New Years’ Day nursing a hangover along with the rest of the adult population, you could consider having a relaxing evening in. With the majority of people living such busy lives nowadays, it’s rare to find time simply to relax and unwind. So, why not take advantage of this rare opportunity to have some all-important ‘me-time’? The focus should be on pampering and indulging yourself. So, you could start by taking a long soak in a hot bubble bath. You can make it really luxurious by adding bath salts and lighting scented candles. Once you feel all of your cares floating away, then you can curl up on the sofa with a bowl of buttered popcorn and lose yourself in a movie.
Children grow up so fast and sometimes it feels as if we rarely get to spend proper quality time with our family and loved ones. So, you could use New Years’ Eve as an opportunity to ‘get back to basics’. This means that everybody has to ditch their digital devices and stay ‘screen-free’ for the entire evening. You could spend the time playing board games together, or even a traditional game of charades or Pictionary. After all, it’s often said that the simple things in life are often the most rewarding. Well, here’s your chance to put that theory to the test.
Why spend another disappointing and anti-climactic New Years’ Eve doing the same thing that you do every year – why not take our advice and do things a little differently? Who knows? You may end up enjoying yourself more than you ever expected.