10 Ways To Slay New Year’s Eve Without Going To The Club

December 28, 2018  |  
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Once Christmas has passed, everyone’s attention turns to deciding how you’re going to say goodbye to one year and usher in another. Sure, the most common way to do so is to head to the club and party ’til you drop…but it’s definitely not the only way.

Let your creativity run free and you’ll be surprised with all the ways you can ring in the New Year without even setting foot inside of an overpriced party situation. Check out our handy list of celebration alternatives that will have you bringing in 2019 with a bang!

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Host A Black-Tie Dinner Party

Get your grown and sexy on all from the comfort of your home by hosting a black-tie dinner party. Simply pull out the formal wear you were going to rock at the club and instead throw it on in front of a delicious dinner spread for all your friends.

This is the perfect way to jazz up the basic dinner party and turn it into an event that could turn into a tradition. Bon appetite!


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Have A ‘Girls Night In’ Slumber Party

A grown up slumber party with you and your girls is a fabulous way to start the New Year off the right way. If you and your crew haven’t spent as much time together lately as you should, this is the perfect opportunity.

You can amp up the fun by experimenting with at-home spa treatments, have an old-school dance party, watch some of your favorite shows or make some cocktails you all can enjoy.

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Plan A Retro Game Night

In recent years, game nights have become one of the most popular adult pastimes. So, why not incorporate the phenomenon into your New Year’s Eve celebration with your friends and/or family?

To keep things fun and unpredictable, turn your game night into one that solely focuses on retro games from back in the day. Creating a sense of nostalgia is always the perfect recipe for a fun night.

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Create A Pamper Party For You + Bae

When you want to keep your New Year’s Eve low-key, all you really need is you and your bae. To keep the evening sexy, create an evening of pampering for you and your man that you’ll both remember all year long.

Things like couple massages, joint bubble baths and feeding each other delicious desserts are just a few ways you can pamper each other and not even think about the club.

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Take A Group Of Friends And Hit Up A Midnight Movie Screening

There are always movies playing and there is no better way to watch a movie than taking a group of friends with you.

Take your crew to a midnight screening of a movie you’ve all been wanting to see, fill up a whole row of seats, get your snacks together and ring in 2019 in style.


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Invite Your Family Over For Midnight Breakfast

Sure, you probably saw a lot of your family during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but why not keep the trend going with New Year’s Eve as well?

Invite your fam over for an elegant midnight breakfast where you all can sit around the table, eat a mouth-watering breakfast and tell each other what your hopes for the New Year will be.

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Finally Go Through With A “Dare”

We’ve all been dared to do things in our lives before, but how often do we go through with them? If you want to finally step outside your comfort zone and usher in the New Year with a lasting change, go through with at least one dare from the past.

Whether it’s getting a tattoo, cutting off (or dyeing) your hair, getting pierced in a private place or wearing something very risque, just do it…without thinking of others opinions.

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Watch The Sunrise From The Best Spot In Town

There are few things more naturally beautiful than a sunrise, especially when it’s from one of the best spots in town.

Grab your bae or your girls, some champagne, a blanket, a playlist and celebrate the start of 2019 by looking at the beauty of nature in its purest form.

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Netflix And Chill For Couples

We all know how fun and relaxing a Netflix and Chill session can be, but as an alternative to going out on New Year’s Eve, you should up the ante a bit.

Instead of just you and your boo, invite a few other couples over and have a group Netflix and Chill night. The added viewpoints on shows or movies is a great way to spark a friendly debate and make the night more enjoyable.

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Do Whatever The Hell You Want…Just Have FUN

Don’t worry about the suggestions or opinions of others, simply do whatever it is that you want to do on New Year’s Eve.

If you want to go all out and party until the next morning or keep things so low-key that you turn off your phone, do it. Just remember to have all the fun you can handle!

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