There are many ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve without drinking. It doesn’t have to be a bore without alcohol. If you’re wondering what you could do without drinks in the mix, this article has some ideas for you. Hopefully one of these ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve without drinking will be right for you.
1. Rent Some Movies
One of the ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve without drinking is to rent a stack of movies. This is something that we often do on New Year’s Eve. It’s the perfect time to take in a great new release or catch up on movies you’ve missed throughout the past year. It’s also an activity you can enjoy with a group of friends, your sweetheart or your children. It works for all age groups.
2. Play Cards
Many people choose to spend New Year’s Eve playing cards. If you’re a card player then there’s probably little you’d enjoy more than this. Most good card games include a lot of laughter and fun. This is an activity that can be enjoyed by two or more people, so whatever number you’ll be with can work. You can split into groups if need be.
3. Have a Bonfire
This isn’t an activity that will work everywhere. But for those that live in the south or southwest, it’s a great idea. In fact, I have a friend who lives in the south and this is how she and her family bring in the New Year. Invite some friends over to spend the evening with you. Fireworks are a great addition, too.
4. Serve Appetizers and Desserts
This is something else we always do at our home. Not only are appetizers and desserts really yummy, it’s fun to make them together. Everyone has their favorites, so you can make whatever will go over well with the crowd you’re hanging with on New Year’s Eve. Appetizers and desserts often made at our house include cheese balls, pepperoni rolls and anything chocolate. If you’re having people over, invite them to bring their favorite.
5. Plan a Romantic Evening out
If you’re single and dating or married without children, then this is a perfect idea for you. Get all dressed up and head to some place very classy for an evening out. Maybe your guy would love to surprise you with the location for the date. If so, that’s great. You can concentrate on yourself while he handles the details.
6. Plan a Spa Evening
This is something you can do totally alone or with some girlfriends. Devote New Year’s Eve to getting gorgeous. Having a spa evening is a very relaxing way to spend the evening. Enjoy things like a facial and a mani and pedi. These are things that always make you feel better about yourself, right? An additional benefit is that you’ll look beautiful for whatever New Year’s Day activities you attend.
7. Have a Party
Another idea is to have a party for New Year’s Eve. You can still have a party without alcohol. In fact, you may find that you enjoy it more than some of the drinking parties you’ve been to. You’ll remember all the happenings and you won’t feel crummy the next day. Invite some friends over and enjoy your time together. Plan things that you can enjoy, such as dancing, snacks and places to hang out off the dance floor.
These are 7 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve without drinking. What are your New Year’s Eve plans? I’d love to hear your ideas.