HOLIDAY TIPS: How To Make Your New Year’s Eve Memorable

For some people, New Year’s Eve is a stressful event, and we get it. It’s the night that ushers us into the first day of the new year, a night believed by many to somehow foreshadow the outcome of the year ahead of them.

We used to feel that way, we went above and beyond to try to make the night as successful as possible, to get all our friends under one roof and to party like there is no tomorrow. In other words, to try to make it a memorable night/event.

We’re past all the stress and anxiety now, we’ve come back down to earth and have learned to concentrate on the more important things and not let all of the other nonsense affect us.

To help you be zen and calm like us, we’ve put together a little list of things to help you. We want you to enjoy the night and more importantly, remember it the next day.

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Here are our Top 5 tips to make your New Year’s Eve memorable:

01. The People
It doesn’t matter if people from your circle of friends are missing. There are so many things happening on New Year’s Eve, not everybody wants to do the same thing. You need to concentrate on the people you are with and how much you appreciate them. Don’t spend the whole night thinking about the people who are missing and texting them to find out how their night is going. Be in the moment, with the people around you. It’s ok if some of your friends do their own thing, don’t hold it against them.

02. Resolutions
98% of us make new year’s resolution, and 97% of us don’t keep them. Make resolutions you know you can keep, and that make you excited about the coming year. New Year’s Eve will be so much more fun if you’re not dreading 2016 because you’ve decided you need to lose 60lbs or that you want to ”find love”. Choose something realistic, and attainable! The feeling of accomplishment will be well worth it.

03. Location, Location, Location
Don’t choose to spend New Year’s Eve in a bar/club/event that will be hyper crowded, with long lines at the bar and the bathroom that will leave you frustrated. You don’t need to break the bank to have a memorable night. You’ll regret it later. And for heaven’s sake, don’t choose to go to a place for the first time on New Year’s Eve. If you’ve never been before, it’s never a good choice. We’ve found that as much as we like to turn up, be seen in that new dress on New Year’s Eve in that hot new club everyone is talking about, it’s never as fun as we thought it would be.

New Year's Eve Clock
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04. The Photos
Don’t spend the whole night trying to document every single thing. Put the phone down and enjoy the moment and the people you are with. It will be so much more memorable that way, you’ll actually have memories, instead of relying on photos to remember. Of course, there needs to be photos of you in that new dress, we understand that, we suggest setting up a time for photos, either at midnight or just after/before. Maybe even a photo area, if you’re at a house party, like a photo booth kind of thing, everyone goes in and takes their photos and then comes back to the party. There shouldn’t be any interference on the fun during the biggest night of the year!

05. The Food & Drinks
If you’re over 25, no matter where you are on New Year’s Eve, there is bound to be food. Whether you’re hosting a party, going to a house party or at a supper club, food will be served. Make sure you know the food will be good in advance. There no worst way to ruin a night than with bad food. Read the reviews, question your friends, be prepared. Concerning drinks, we know that champagne is the drink of choice on New Year’s Eve, but we say, don’t force yourself if you don’t like champagne. It’s ok, you don’t need to have a glass! It’s not rude. Even if you love champagne, but you’re not down for the headache the next morning, it’s your prerogative to say no. Don’t hesitate.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let us know!

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