Even if it’s Dec. 31, here are fun New Years’s Eve at home ideas you can pull off to partake in festivities.
Confession time! Last New Year’s Eve, I didn’t stay up until midnight. Tragic, isn’t it?
Well, the pandemic took a toll on everything and with restrictions everywhere, it was hard to go out to ring in the new year. And yet, being indoors made us realize how much fun at-home celebrations can be – and it’s easy to plan a fun activity from your couch.
This year, whether you decide to spend New Year’s Eve on a casual movie night with family or go all out with a full party with friends, here are stay-at-home New Year’s Eve ideas that will help you count down to 2022 in style.
Things To Do on New Year’s Eve at Home
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- Cook A Romantic Dish at Home
- Make New Year’s Resolutions Together
- Pull Out and Play All the Board Games
- Engage in Some Self-Care
- Reorganize Your Home
- Plan a Mystery House Party
- Hold a Custom Countdown
- Watch a Funny Movie or Favorite TV Show
- Prepare Festive Cocktails
- Play a Virtual Game
- Scrapbook The Past Year’s Memories
- Create a Photo Booth
- Dance to This Year’s Jams (or Just Yours)
- Clean Up the Mess When You’re Done
1. Cook A Dish at Home
Considering that ordering your favorite meal on New Year’s Eve often costs more, it’s a good idea to splurge a little and prepare your favorite meal for dinner to enjoy with family. How about chicken, appetizers, and some tasty sides?
Easy New Years at-home idea for couples:
Pop some champagne or sip on some red wine and don’t forget to turn up the music. While the extra bubbly drinks aren’t restricted to couples, it’s a good way to make you feel extra-festive for an at-home midnight kiss on New Years. 🥂
2. Make New Year’s Resolutions Together
Do a quick recap of what has happened the past year and share it to have a good laugh.
Then get out a piece of paper and plan things to do on New Year at home before midnight and set your resolutions or intentions for the New Year such as what you hope to achieve.
You can even make resolutions as a family or group of friends and find partners to keep you accountable in the upcoming 12 months.
3. Pull Out and Play All the Board Games
For a more chill and fun evening, invite a few friends and family over to play board games.
Everything from Monopoly to Twister to Medium should be on the table here. It’s the perfect time to break out a longer strategy game, a silly game or something that has been considered too childish to play.
You’ll have fun and it’s the fastest way to get the laughs rolling with your family and friends.
4. Engage in Some Self-Care
Staying home on New Year’s Eve? Why not treat yourself to hours of uninterrupted relaxation.
Get started with the physical aspect of your self-care by pampering yourself. You can do this by setting up a cozy environment. Also, turn on the fireplace, dim the lights, or light candles, put on some music and welcome the year in style.
You can also try taking a refreshing bath or spa. Turn on your favorite ocean music, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, pour a glass of wine, and don’t forget the bubbles, and leave the stress of the past year as you relax your way into the new year. 🛀
5. Reorganize Your Home
If relaxing isn’t your thing and are still wondering what to do on New Year’s Eve alone – why don’t you try reorganizing your home? You may have been planning to declutter your house for the past year or perhaps a specific room is messy.
New Year’s Eve presents the perfect time to get your home in order. From old mattresses to bulky couches, getting rid of your old mess and entering a new year in a refreshed home makes you feel happy and motivated to see what the new year has in store.
Remember, environments shape your mindset. Keep it as clean and organized as possible.
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6. Plan a Mystery House Party
Staying in on New Year’s Eve this time shouldn’t be boring. How about hosting an at-home mystery house party?
7. Hold a Custom Countdown
Kids and adults love the count down at the final hours, minutes, and seconds of the old year.
Blow up several balloons with the hours left (say Three Hours to Go, Two Hours to Go, and so on) and let your kids, friends, and family members take turns to pop them as each hour passes.
If you want to add a little flair to the countdown, consider using sparklers or even release some Hershey’s kisses so everyone gets a kiss at midnight.
8. Watch a Funny Movie or Favorite TV Show
Who says you need a crowd to enjoy a movie night? Pop in a movie you already have at home, light a few candles, grab some snacks and park yourself on the couch until the New Year. This is also a good time to watch some old home videos and reminisce on the good times.
9. Prepare Festive Cocktails
A fun New Year’s Eve celebration is only as good as the drink you choose to toast when midnight approaches. So, for this special occasion, stock up all your favorite champagne, beer, tequila, wine, and mixers so you will have plenty of options when the day rolls around. You can also whip some festive cocktails or mix your go-to drink.
For children and those who don’t drink, make some tasty mocktails. The idea is to have a delicious drink at hand for the night.
10. Play a Virtual Game
You might not be able to gather everyone to come to your home, but don’t let that stop your fun. Consider hosting a virtual game night specifically designed for New Year’s Eve for your crew and set a time and virtual platform where each person can log on.
You could even have every member make predictions about each other for the year. This can be extremely fun – especially if the predictions are a little crazy and wild.
11. Scrapbook The Past Year’s Memories
You know those amazing photos you take with your kids and family but forget them? Why don’t you give them meaning by making a scrapbook to remember those vivid memories of the year in style? It’s a great way to get creative and tangibly relive memories.
Plus, this is a fun, creative project that will have you and your family feel inspired.
12. Create a Photo Booth
You know everyone in your house will be taking tons of photos all night, so hit your local art supply store and get a roll of craft paper to act as a backdrop for your photo booth.
Here your kids and family members can spend time decorating it. Make your own unique props or buy printable photo booth props to use on your booth.
Whatever you choose, make sure it’s fun and as memorable as possible to mark the end of this nutty year.
13. Dance to This Year’s Jams (or Just Yours)
Loosen up, turn up the music, turn down the lights, and bust a move in your living room with friends and family. You can always spice the new year’s eve party at home and engage in a singing or rap battle and see who wins.
14. Clean Up the Mess When You’re Done
Celebrating New Year’s Eve should be different this year. And there are plenty of ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve. If you will be at home, mark the important passage of time with a little ceremony with friends and family, and don’t forget to make the moment count.
Come the next day, you may be too tired to get your home cleaned up and dispose of the junk and debris that may have been left as you partied to the new year. Don’t stress yourself.
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