New Year's Eve is an exciting time but with the planning and craziness that is Christmas, the countdown to the New Year can sometimes go unplanned. So here's 8 ways to celebrate NYE if you've currently got no plans.
1. Throw a house party
If you live somewhere that allows it, why not throw a house party at your place? Gather friends and/or family members for the evening and enjoy the fireworks on the television from the comfort of your own home. In the past, me and my friends have gotten together and we've all put £5-£10 in the kitty to pay for a spread and drinks to last us for the evening. Great way to save money and to guarantee everyone stays together.
2. See the fireworks
This year, myself and the family/friends are braving the elements and everyone who'll be in London this year, for New Year's Eve. We haven't bought tickets for the areas where you can see the fireworks, instead we've booked a pub meal and we'll try and get as close to the action as possible. I can already visualise it being crazy but as long as I'm with those closest to me, that's all that counts. Check out your local area to see if anyone's holding a fireworks sesh!
3. Visit another city/country
I'm not saying you have to go to the other end of the world but going just out of your hometown for the evening or weekend sort of resets your batteries and will get you pumped for the New Year. New places you haven't been to before will make the occasion all the more special. There's always some last minute offers online, just be sure to keep an eye on your travel as there's always likely to be problems over the festive period.
4. Splurge out on a once in a lifetime event
NYE only comes round once a year so why not splurge out? Perhaps 2016 for you has been a fantastic year or an absolute diabolical one and either is a perfect excuse to really go out with a bang this year. In London, there's packages for most places in the big town such as The Shard where they offer a 360 degree view of London, a complimentary glass of champagne and goodie bag, whilst being entertained by a DJ all for just £195pp. Jesus.
5. Pop down to your local pub
A local bar or pub that you usually go to, might be throwing open it's doors for the special night so if you don't want to push the boat out too much, glam up and get yourself down there for a few bevvies! Also if you live within walking distance of your local then there's no worry about having to get back or ordering an expensive taxi.
6. Put your feet up and stay in
With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, you may find one more evening of stuffing your face and drinking the fizz just too much. Why not stay in, put your feet up and watch a couple of movies either on your own or with loved ones. I think this is one I want to try one year!
7. Go Ice Skating
I love seeing all the ice skating rinks that are set up all over the country around Christmas. We haven't managed to go this year but I believe that a lot of Ice Rinks are still open on New Years Eve so why not find an ice skating rink nearby and get skating! Whether you fall on your bottom several times or you shown off some show-stopping moves, I'm sure you'll be able to celebrate your efforts with a mulled wine or cider afterwards nearby.
8. Have A Games Night
A lot of families tend to play various games over Christmas. Most of the time, they end up in tears with our family but they can provide us with a moment to play together and it always makes me feel super festive.
What are your plans for New Years Eve? Let me know in the comments below!
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