This New Year’s Eve is looking a whole lot different for many of us but it can still be special with these 10 fun ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home. These ideas can all be done if you are home alone, home with family or flatmates, or if you are having visitors but keeping the number low. From dance parties to craft challenges and movie nights there are lots of different ways to make the last day of the year extra fun and special without having to leave your home.
10 Fun Ideas To Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Home
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1. Video Call
Just because you are apart from your friends and family doesn’t mean you can’t see them. Dress up in your best clothes, make it a fancy dress theme or mix it up and do a silly wig or make-up theme to really make everyone laugh. There are many popular platforms to host your video party from, Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangouts to name a few.
2. Hot Chocolate
Settle down with a hot chocolate and your favorite book or have a hot chocolate party with close friends or family. This slow cooker hot chocolate is perfect for a cozy New Year’s Eve celebration at home. Add some bowls of flavored chocolate chips to let everyone choose how they want their own flavors! Because it’s made in an instant pot, it’s perfect to drink all evening long. Get the recipe over at Saving Talents.
Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t be fancy with your celebration. Jarcuterie is the best kind of socially distanced appetizer, easy to customize, and it might just be the cutest hors d’oeuvre you’ll ever serve! A spin-off of the charcuterie board the jarcuterie is perfect if you are expecting guests but want to avoid shared food. Visit Julie Blanner to find out more.
Compile a list of your favorite upbeat tune and DANCE! Dress up, make a yummy drink, and let loose on your at-home dance floor. This is super fun done alone, with your partner, flatmates, or family! Click here to start a 3 month trial with Amazon Music Unlimited.
5. Date Night
Why not have a special date night at home with your spouse? Make dinner together, play a favorite game, watch one of your favorite movies, or build a puzzle together. Wholesome Family Living has a great list of conversation topics that are perfect for new couples as well as couples who have been together forever! See if you can learn something new about your partner before the clock strikes 12!
6. New Year’s Eve Kids Printables
These free New Year’s Eve printables are perfect for bringing some fun to families staying in this year! There’s a look & find, a coloring page, and a Reflections on the Year page. These would go perfectly with the slow cooker hot chocolate above! Get the free printables over at Simply Full Of Delight.
7. Movie Marathon
Have the ultimate movie marathon! Make up a special charcuterie board and settle down for a relaxed night of movies with friends. Or skip the movie and binge a new series!
Popcorn is a must for any movie marathon with the family and this caramel version by Keep Calm And Eat Ice Cream will really hit the spot! Make a batch of delicious caramel popcorn and have fun making pretty red and white boxes and tickets for the night. Pick your favorite family movie for a great night in!
8. Memory Scrapbook
Make a scrapbook of memories from the year. There are many great companies where you can make a photo book from your phone or computer or bring out saved photos, and trinkets from the year to put into your scrapbook. Add notes so you will remember all of the good times and memories from over the year. This is something special to treasure and to look back on for years to come. Click here to get scrapbooking ideas.
9. Craft Challenge
Learn a new craft or complete an old one before the year is out! You could learn to knit, sew, or even upcycle something found in your home. Turn it into a fun game with friends or family but making it a new year’s secret Santa challenge. Put names in a hat, each person draws out a name which is the person that you make a craft for. At midnight or another selected time gather together to give the gifts that you have made over the day. If you are unable to see your friends then arrange a video call to reveal your craft at a set time!
10. DIY Confetti Poppers
Staying at home doesn’t mean you can’t have a little celebration to say goodbye to 2020. Add a pop and sparkle to your celebration with this fun and easy DIY craft, Confetti Poppers! They are easy to create and fun for all ages. Julie Blanner shows us how.
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