After the hectic Christmas period, full of food, booze and Christmas parties, all you may really feel like doing is sleeping on your sofa snoring away as 12 midnight passes you by on New Year’s Eve. But you can celebrate the New Year, without too much effort, with just you and a few others. So get yourself off that sofa and celebrate the New Year…
New Years Idea 1: New Year is the time to clean out the ‘mental’ closet, let go of the past and move on, as well time to make your resolutions for the next year. Get together with a group of friends, colleagues or family members and over a bottle of wine, decide what you need to let go of in the last year and declare the achievements you are proud of. Then as the bottle gets significantly emptier begin to create your list of resolutions for the next year, whether they are career related achievements or a simple declaration of ‘I will not eat an obscene amount of chocolate’.
New Years Idea 2: If you prefer to party at New Year, rather than Christmas, why not ask the boss to schedule the party for New Years rather than Christmas. After all, it’s likely to be more cost effective and you can have much more variation in theme for a New Year’s party. Great themes for New Year’s parties include, going back in time or into the future. Why not celebrate the years that have passed by using a 60’s, 70’s or 80’s party theme?
New Years Idea 3: If you don’t want to be the party host this year, attend a New Year’s celebration. New Year’s celebrations are run up and down the UK, but the current most popular event is the Edinburgh Hogmanay festival which runs over 4 days. Fireworks, torchlight processions, famous musicians and the latest up and coming talent from art and literature, will all be there to entertain you.
New Years Idea 4: Host a small gathering with cocktails, a buffet and champagne. It need not be a party, but a small gathering of friends and family to celebrate the New Year with. Having a few games, a film (When Harry Met Sally perhaps?) or music playing will entertain you and your guests for the evening. Celebrating New Years with your nearest and dearest can often be far more valuable than spending you New Years alone or in a crowd full of people you don’t really know.
New Years Idea 5: If intent on spending New Year’s alone at home or with your partner, grab a film, and huddle up on the sofa with a bar of chocolate (or whatever your weakness is). New Year’s need not be a big event for all, as celebrating it in the comfort of your own home can be far more enjoyable for some.
Whatever you decide to do, make your New Year an enjoyable and relaxing one. Happy New Year to you all!
Source by Marie Coles