After a long 2020, we are all ready to move on with a big farewell party. This year, New Year’s Eve celebrations will look a lot different. No gathering inTime Square to watch the ball drop. No going out to your favorite bar or restaurant with 100 new friends you will make that night. What is a girl to do? We got you boo. Here is a list of 10 amazing alternative party ideas to ring in the new year.
1 Dance party with your favorite DJ
Missing your normal dance NYE dance party with your friends and favorite DJ? Well, you can still do it! And best of all, you don’t need to leave your living room. There are several live DJ New Year’s party that you can stream right to your home. Get dressed up and dance the night away! Be sure to decorate your living room and have plenty of treats to ring in the new year.
2 Make the music yourself
So dancings not your thing. How about sing with a virtual Karaoke nights? It will be so much fun and to make your NYE a memorable one. Decide a playlist together and bring some snacks and champagne!
3 Start fresh
Get a fresh start with NYE spring cleaning and swap party! Throw on your favorite music and hold a race to midnight cleaning marathon. On New Year’s Day, invite some friends over for some wine and cheese and to swap your unwanted items. Anything that doesn’t get swapped donate.
4 Make resolutions that sticks
Each year, I make all these resolutions that dissipate by February. But why not create accountability group to help you stick to them! Gather your friends for a Resolution Party! Have everyone write down their resolution, make a plan, and schedule a group check in. Then enjoy a meal honoring your commitment with each other. Best of all, you can look forward to having this party each month, so you can continue to check in on your progress.
5 Share your wins from the year
Many of us have not seen our friends and families this year. So why not countdown too midnight with a Year in Review. Have everyone send photos and videos from 2020 with 1-3 positive things that came out of the year. Put some music to your slide show and share with everyone on zoom.
6 Build something together for the future
2020 may not be a year you want to remember, but it will be a year forever in our history books. Why not build a time capsule with friends or your family for your future selves? Write a letter talking about the year and what you hopes for the future are. Add any 2020 memorabilia and bury it together!
7 A night under the stars
Welcome the new year dancing under the stars! Invite friends and family to go on a camping trip. Cozy up next to a fire and drink some hot coco while you star gaze while you toast the new year.
8 Step into the new year connecting with nature
Start your New Year on the right foot! Organize a hike with a group of friends or your family. Enjoy the great out doors and fresh air together. End the day with a nice warm picnic.
However you chose to celebrate, we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!