While 2020 is coming to a close, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant as much as possible about COVID-19 safety practices such as social distancing, wearing face masks, and restricting interaction between individuals. The Disease Control Centers have just released their official holiday recommendations, primarily with the goal of minimizing the risk of COVID-19 spread, by restricting the number of people who gathered to include direct households. This means you should be staying at home in your New Year’s Eve plan. But that does not mean that your plans for New Year’s Eve have to be dull! There are so many ways to mark the end of 2020 at home that are enjoyable and imaginative. Continue reading for the fun ways to celebrate new year’s eve at home and appreciate some of these new rituals.
Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Home
For many of us, the past few months have been difficult, and New Year’s Eve is the ideal day to reflect and reset. Grab a favorite bottle of bubbly before the clock strikes 12 and get ready to party with these New Year’s Eve festive quarantine ideas. You’re bound to find a few celebratory ideas you love, from setting up a creative New Year’s resolution to organizing an amazing New Year’s Eve brunch. Here are some ideas to celebrate new year’s eve at home.
1. Make a New Year’s brunch
Brunch is the best food — so you are going to want to include it on your last day of the year plans. A festive dish, like the strawberry cheesecake flapjacks, can do the trick of a pinch. Yeah, and you’re certainly going to want to pour a mimosa (New Year’s Eve is never too early for champagne!).
It wouldn’t have been New Year’s Eve without a glittering decoration or two. Add a special touch to your home with 2021 over-the-top balloons. Bonus: If you plan to take photos, they’re the ideal photo background.
3. Get dressed up
Just because you’re sitting at home doesn’t mean you’ve got to wear your PJs (even though you want to, you should!). Put your favorite dress up and some fierce make-up for New Year’s Eve. Who cares if it’s the cat that just sees it?
4. Make a festive cocktail
Your NYE party is just as good as the drink you want at midnight toast with, so that is the best thing for you to do. The champagne confetti treats are an excellent place to start!
5. Take some pics
Everyone enjoys a good photo booth. Purchase and mount some Insta-worthy props in front of a DIY backdrop. To make a simple wall, wrap silver or gold wrapping paper—preferably one for natural light in front of a window.
6. Video call with loved ones
This year’s zoom calls and Google Meet have become the gateway to holiday parties, and are a perfect way to get your loved ones together to ring virtually in the New Year.
7. Write down your resolutions
You have extra time to reflect on your New Year’s goals because you will be at home this year. Try to cover a number of buckets – work, wellness, finances, and self-care – and get ready for the year to come.
8. Make a memory jar
Here’s a funny idea to keep the “Memory Jar” over the next twelve months for New Year’s Eve. Write it down on a piece of paper and place it in the jar every time something spectacular happens. Moments like ticket stubs and cards can also be used. You could open the container and take a stroll down memory lane on New Year’s Eve 2022.
9. Have A Dance Party
Switch up the jams and let them go online with friends and family while they are all counting down until midnight. Get a dance-off if you want it competitive. Or even more so, if you want to lift the stakes to show the dumb side that is in us all, make the party a lipsync battle.
10. Play A Game
Nothing says “together” like a fun game, whether it is a game of Bingo, Family Feud, or what you have. Do you want it to be competitive? If you are a host, buy your winner online gift cards. The platform also has several games to play if you host the event through Zoom.
11. Make Predictions For 2021
These can be dumb, serious, and nice — but let’s be honest. Make a forecast of a guest or more for 2021 for each person living with you or someone who participated. Write down your predictions – and when you ring in 2022, next to New Year’s Eve, check this list to see if any forecast came true.
12. Watch Movies All Night
Watching an exciting flick could be up your alley for someone who prefers to bring in 2021 at a much quieter pace and with fewer people involved. On special occasions, movies you might enjoy at that center include “New Year’s Eve,” “The Holiday” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Eventually, feel free to watch whatever you want regardless of what might be the genre/theme.
13. Make A Festive Dinner
Whip up something delicious at home instead of ordering out or picking up some tasty grub from your favorite restaurant. With macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, ham, roasted chicken, and so on, you can never go wrong. Yeah, and don’t miss the dessert!
So, these are 13 ways to celebrate new year’s eve at home.
The coronavirus pandemic in this country has significantly changed how we celebrate special occasions. We have all had to adjust to a “new normal.” from birthdays to holidays. As 2020 draws to a close, it will not be different to ring in the new year.