How to Celebrate the New Year at Home


Not every year, but sometimes by the time December 31st rolls around I am completely out-partied. I have worn all my sparkly clothes, eaten all the finger foods and would like to do nothing more for New Year’s Eve than sit at home in my pajamas. Which is a perfectly wonderful thing to do!

Here are some ways to ring in the New Year if you just want a quiet night at home with the family:

To bring a little bit of celebration to the night pick up a pizza and the finest bottle of sparkling cider! You don’t have to just stick to the original either, sparkling cider is now fancy in its own right with a wide range of flavors like apple-pear, apple-raspberry, apple-pomegranate, and more.  Your pizza can get a dash of pizzazz too if you pick up some sparklers to put on top!

Now that you’ve got all you need for the perfect New Year’s Eve at home, this is also a great opportunity to cross some things off your to-do list, even if they’re a little unromantic.  Tonight you can be sure you won’t be interrupted by any phone calls or emails, so take a little time to write Christmas gift thank-yous, get rid of or give away things you don’t need, and anything else that will help you have a successful new year!

Another great way to be productive while ringing in the New Year is to take some time for reflection!  Think back on the highs and lows of last year and dream about what you would like to happen in 2016.  There are tons of reflection exercises you can find online with questions like: what was the biggest success of the year?  What as the biggest unexpected obstacle?  As the philosopher Socrates said, the unexamined life is not worth living!

Now that you’ve gotten ready for the New Year feel free to spend the rest of the night kicking back.  Watch that movie you’ve been meaning to see, watch the ball drop in Times Square, read a good book, or just ring the New Year in with a great night’s sleep!

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Are you going to make any New Year’s resolutions this year?


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