The year is almost over! The holidays are upon us and you’ve already started setting your plans in motion for success in the upcoming twelve months. Now it’s time for a night of celebrating—but what to do? It seems most plans involve going out and drinking champagne or staying in on the couch and watching the ball drop. However, you’ve done one or the other for the past five years and you’re looking for something different. No worries, SignUpGenius.com is here with some unique ways to bring in the New Year with a bang!
An Extraordinary Night In
Cook an elaborate meal Plan an elaborate menu and invite friends and family to taste the final product. Not much of a cook, or don’t feel like taking it all on yourself? Have a potluck. Challenge people to cook a dish that they ordinarily wouldn’t cook. Use Signupgenius.com to plan, organize your guest list, and keep track of people’s potluck dishes.
Host a wine tasting Invite a sommelier/a local wine expert (or do the research yourself) and some friends to host a special New Year’s Eve wine tasting. Lay out a spread with cheese, crackers, fruit, etc. If wine isn’t your thing you can do the same with: beer, chocolate, cheese, coffee or other food items you’d like to learn more about. Add a theme for additional fun, for example an “Around the World” theme where each guest is responsible for bringing tastes from different regions or countries.
Home Movies and Popcorn How many videos/pictures did you take this past year that are sitting on your hard drive? New Year is a great time to organize your favorite moments of the year. Pop some corn, get the family together, and stroll down memory lane.
Game Tournament Get the gang together and dust off that box of cards or Monopoly board and set up a game tournament. This can be lots of fun and is a great way to get everyone involved in some good natured competition. Be sure to make the rules clear so everyone is on the same page. May the best person win!
Pajama Dance Party What’s better than a dance party? A pajama dance party! Put together a playlist with your favorite songs of the year, put on your most comfortable (and fashionable) pajamas, turn up the music, and dance until you’re out of breathe. Take lots of pictures and Invite friends—the more the merrier!
Plan a DIY/Craft Party Channel your creative energy and invite friends to do the same. Find some craft projects online that can be created in a couple of hours and set up a workstation in your home. Pinterest is a great place to find fun and easy projects. Ask others to bring some supplies and use SignUpGenius.com to track the items people will bring. read entire article