Frugal New Years Eve ideas
New Years’ Eve ideas.
While it might sound boring, staying home on New Year’s Eve can be just as enjoyable as going to some big, lavish party – not to mention a lot cheaper.
Sip some hot chocolate and watch the countdown on TV.
If you really want to host a New Year’s Eve party at your home, consider making it a potluck? Avoid a sit-down meal and just have a few finger foods such as sandwiches, raw fruit & veggies, pretzels, and some salad.
Ask each guest to bring one thing to serve – a fruit, a vegetable, a dessert, a drink, etc.
Instead of watching the countdown on TV, if the location is close enough to your home, why not go out there and celebrate in person? These events are often free to attend.
Just bring a mug of hot chocolate and dress warmly. Counting down to the near year with hundreds (or thousands!) of other people can be so much fun.
Don’t buy expensive fireworks for your celebration – buy some cheap sparklers instead. Everyone can run around outside with them.
Try writing your name in the air with your sparkler, that’s always fun!
Hubby & I are mainly staying in this year. We are going out for dinner (a splurge thanks to my Xmas bonus), and then staying in the rest of the night. We’ll most likely watch the countdown on TV. First year in quite a few years that we aren’t going out somewhere or to someone’s house. What are you doing this year?
hey ashley, we will probably go to richard’s momma’s house for a few hours (they have a NYE party every year), but i doubt we will stay until midnight because elliott goes to bed at 8-9pm.
Well, I work until 9pm–making money, lol. Depending on when it’s on tv, I’ll watched Great Big Sea on tv… they are at Niagara Falls… and then… it’s home to bed.. I assume before midnight, lol.
haha tara, i will most likely be in bed before midnight as well. 😛 i’m so old.
Sparklers are the #1 source of burn and ER visits around here. They’re dangerous, deadly (because they still burn underwater) and should be outright banned. Even M-80’s are safer than sparklers.
Not a dang thing, unfortunately.