There are a lot of fun things to do on NYE and they are not as complicated or pricey as you might think! Whether you decide to stay at home, attend an event, throw your own party, or simply dress up and drink some champagne, these fun ideas will help you ring in the new year in style ♥
Fun Things to Do on NYE
Ring in the New Year With Some Friends & Lots of Fun ♥
Stay At Home // While it may seem counter-intuitive, staying at home can be fun if you do a bit of planning! Make sure you have things to do whether it’s board games, fun trivia, or even something as simple as planning your goals for the new year or writing down what you learned or what you’re grateful for that happened in 2015. Invite some friends over to ring in the new year with, make some delicious food, have a signature drink, and enjoy a movie marathon or one of the many TV show marathons that will be going down on TV. You can even do something as simple as ringing in the new year on TV with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square while waiting for the ball to drop.
Sweets & Sips // If you plan on staying at home and throwing a party or just relaxing with some friends, make sure you have 2 things above all else: some delicious sweets and 1-2 signature drinks to cheer with when the clock strikes 12. I think using edible glitter or using specific colors for your NYE party are great ideas to really bring your theme together and make everything more fun and enjoyable. Popular color schemes include navy and gold, navy and silver, red and gold, pink and gold, multicolored glitter and any other color, etc. Get more NYE dessert recipes here and get some delicious NYE cocktail recipes here ♥ If you don’t drink, check out my list of NYE Mocktails over on Mode 🙂
Attend An Event // You can also go out for NYE and attend any number of local events. There are so many events to choose from whether it’s at a nearby bar, special venue, or maybe even a close friend’s house. Just make sure you catch an uber home if you plan on drinking! If you want to know what events are going down near you, simply type in your city name + new year’s eve event or party.
Rock A Flashy NYE Trend // Even if you’re not doing anything crazy for NYE, it’s fun to look nice when you ring in the new year. Try a fun trend for NYE like sequins or glitter, metallics, pure gold or silver, or classic colors like red and navy. Play around with textures like lace, leather, velvet, feathers, and glitter or sequins for a totally unique look!
Throw A Party // If you want to bring the party to you, consider throwing an impromptu NYE party of your own! Invite some friends over for a marathon of your favorite TV shows or movies, create a popcorn, cocktail, dessert, or coffee bar along with some other fun snacks to enjoy so you don’t have to make a full-on meal. Ring in the new year with your friends in as fancy a way as you like. Just make sure you DIY Sparkly Champagne Bottles 😉 You can also get more DIY Party Ideas here.
Sparklers // One thing I think every NYE celebration should have are sparklers or some kind of poppers. If you prefer to avoid anything that could start a fire or have very young children, you can purchase some fun confetti poppers or even make your own. If you’re with an older crowd of only adults, sparklers are a fun, impressive way to ring in the new year. You can purchase some online or locally otherwise there’s a DIY Sparklers tutorial here which you can try at your own risk. For everyone else, stick to the harmless NYE poppers, make your own fortune cookies, or do a fun gift exchange with friends if you want alternatives to fireworks!
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