7 Fun Ideas for New Year’s Eve at Home

     My husband had to work all day today, and has picked up extra work all week for those on vacation, so we are anticipating a night of celebrating the New Year at home.  Here are some ideas to make a small celebration a little more special:

  1. Make something special for dinner.  I like making homemade pizza or a favorite soup for special nights at home.  We also have several packages of holiday food we might dig into tonight–salami and cheeses, fancy shortbread cookies, Bailey’s chocolates…
  2. My husband and I watch TV series DVDs via Netflix.  We pick a show together, and gradually watch all of the seasons.  We don’t watch DVDs every night.  We do it only a couple of times a week, and may only watch one episode.  It is fun to have the freedom and leisure to watch more if we desire.  We have also enjoyed listening to old-time radio shows and taking turns playing songs/videos for each other via youtube.  It may sound silly–but it can be a lot of fun.  One night, we kept trying to outdo each other by seeing who could find the oldest, yet still recognizable song.
  3. Play board games.  We love Scrabble.  The directions also offer “alternate” rules to play by if you want to shake things up a little.  Scrabble can take us over two hours to finish, so this is another special occasion activity.
  4. Turn down the lights,  and use candles for the evening to create a warm, cozy glow.
  5. Give each other backrubs, or foot rubs. 
  6. Go With the Flow!  I have these fun ideas in my head for tonight, but I also know that I need to be flexible.  For my sweetie, today was a difficult work day, so he may not come home in the mood to par-tay, even in a low-key way.  If he wants to use this evening to work on his blog or read, I am fine with that.  I can also celebrate with a special bath, and enjoy my own reading.
  7. Finally, when the clock turns to midnight, be ready for a smooth and a toast.  Have something fizzy and delicious on hand.

     Happy New Year!


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