New Year’s Eve is one of the most symbolic nights of the year. A time for fresh starts, new beginnings, goal setting and reflecting on the past year. We’ve put together 10 creative ways to ring in the new year and get you excited and ready for all that is to come!
1. Plan a trip
Once the holiday magic is over, there isn’t another holiday to look forward to for quite a while. So give yourself something to work towards and kick the year off by planning an amazing trip! Whether you want to hit the slopes or lay on the beach, quenching your thirst for wanderlust will keep you excited and looking ahead!
2. Pamper Yourself
Since you don’t have to be at work or school, why not take full advantage and get a massage, mani-pedi or a facial? Go into the year feeling confident and radiant and good things will come to you!
3. Try a New Recipe
Don’t feel like braving the crowds, traffic, and insanely long restaurant lines this New Year’s Eve? Have a cozy night in and whip up a fun new recipe like this or this! Get dressed up, rock a cute apron and pop some bubbly while you cook to make it extra festive.
4. Go on an adventure
New Year’s is all about new beginnings so pick a place near you that you’ve already wanted to go but never made time to check out and just go! Maybe it’s a new restaurant, an eclectic neighborhood, a fun city that’s just a day trip away. You won’t regret trying something new!
5. Have a Movie Marathon
Soak up the last of 2016 and start 2017 off right by doing absolutely nothing! You’ve worked hard this year and you have a little bit longer until it starts all over again so soak it up, stay in your pjs, fire up that Postmates app and watch all of your favorite films!
6. Learn to Make a Classic Cocktail
Stave off the cold and get a little boozy while learning to make a good classic cocktail. Taste test along the way and try other ingredients to create your own signature drink! Your next date will be very impressed.
With all the madness of the year, it’s hard to find time to fully reflect on what all you’ve accomplished, where all you’ve been and all the ways you’ve grown in the past year. Take some time to yourself, do some meditating, and clear your head before the new year begins. Bonus points if your phone is off the whole time!
8. Get Moving
Fitness is a pretty standard New Year’s resolution so make it a priority right off the bat! Hit the gym, do an at-home workout or get outside and go for a hike. After all that holiday eating and drinking, your body will thank you!
9. Write to Yourself
It may sound silly but write yourself a letter detailing your 2016 year, how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking about, your goals for 2017…and seal it up. On New Year’s eve next year, you can take a peek back at the letter and see how much has changed!
10. Host a Champagne Tasting Party
Finally, when all else fails, toast to the new year with some bubbly! A champagne tasting party is a great option if you’re looking to get all your friends together for the NYE celebrations.
How do you plan on ringing in the new year?