With traditional New Year’s Eve parties and gatherings being canceled last minute, many people are stuck at home, unsure of how to spend the night. We all want to leave 2020 behind us, so we’ve made a last minute guide for how to make tonight a fun one, whether you’re quarantining at home with family, friends, or solo.
If there’s any silver lining, restaurants that are typically closed on December 31st could stay open this year, with fewer public parties and celebrations. There’s no need to plan or cook a lavish menu — check around your favorite spots to see who is open, and if there are any special menus available. This is also a great way to support local businesses, while sharing a special meal. If you’re not able to spend it with friends or family, order the same delivery, or just eat at the same time, and turn it into a virtual dinner party.
Just because you can’t have people over your house, doesn’t mean you can’t decorate. Recycle past holiday decorations, and deck your house out with your best. And don’t just decorate your house — skip the PJs and dress up in your best threads.
NYE is usually spent out and about, so take this opportunity of ringing in the New Year at home to reflect on the past year. While 2020 was painful for many, it’s a great moment to think back on how you’ve grown, and what goals you have for 2021. Scrapbooking, vision boards, and journaling are great ways to process the New Year.
The year has been long, but there are so many things to be thankful for. There are plenty of live streams showing the New Year around the globe, so find your favorite, bang some pots and pans, pour the champagne, and look forward to the year ahead. Happy New Year’s!