How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is often a marmite celebration, some either love it or you’ll find a whole host of people who claim it’s no cause for celebration. There’s something important about celebrating the end of one year, no matter who good or bad it has been, and starting the next year in style.

Whether you choose to stay in or party the night away dancing until dawn, there’s a whole range of activities that will help to close 2015 with a bang and start 2016 on the right foot. If you’re stuck for some magical New Year’s Eve celebration ideas, then take a look at my top tips to celebrate no matter what your budget.

Make it one to Remember

If you’re the type to party the year out from dusk ‘til dawn then you’ll want to make sure it’s a night to remember. Whether you choose to host your own bash or plan your evening out hour by hour you’ll make sure the fun doesn’t stop once the clock strikes midnight.

If you’re planning your own New Year’s Eve party then you’ll want to decide a theme first, will you go for fancy dress, black tie or get everyone to wear those 2016 glasses? Throwing a party is the perfect time to get rid of all the Christmas food you didn’t manage to eat, so put together some canapes and lay the food out buffet style to allow everyone to dig in at their own pleasure. For entertainment, make sure you have your party playlist sorted before the day arrives and look on Pinterest for some fun games to play. If you’re do is being hosted at a venue then adding some party magic will make it a night your guests won’t forget in a hurry.

A Casual Affair

If you like the idea of going out but aren’t keen on the extravagance of a New Year’s Eve party then keep it casual and join in the festivities without breaking the bank. From a causal night at your local pub to a meal at your favourite restaurant there are plenty of ways to celebrate on a budget.

If you choose a casual do then make sure you book tables in advance as dining out is often a popular option throughout the festive period and in particular on the 31st December. Get the whole family together, dine out with friends or spend time with that special someone. The best bit is you can still be home before 12pm and curl up on the sofa as the New Year reigns in should you wish!

Cosy Night In

It’s likely New Year’s Eve isn’t your favourite holiday if you’re choosing a cosy night in, but sometimes the appeal of the sofa after a busy festive period can be just the way to start the year off.

Pick out your favourite film or TV series, grab a takeaway or whip up a delicious 3 course meal if you’re feeling fancy, there’s plenty to do from the comfort of your own home to kick start 2016. Plus, you’ll have the best view of the London fireworks from your sofa, rather than battling busy crowds!

Whatever you do for New Year’s Eve these suggestions should hopefully give you some inspiration for starting the New Year in the best way possible.