Top 5: Tips for a Low Key New Year’s Eve

by Anne Flannery

Dec 18, 2018

New Year’s Eve in Times Square, New York City © Breakers | Dreamstime

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New Year’s Eve can be a source of stress for some people. It is the start of a new year and the end of the last one. People will want to end on a high note or start things off with a bang. There can be a lot of pressure on the night. So perhaps it is best to just take it slow and stay in this New Year’s Eve. Make things less complicated, but just as enjoyable as ever. Here are five ideas for low-key New Year’s Eve celebrations.


Have a Party

This might sound counterintuitive, but, if you have the party, you can control the vibe. Instead of heading out on the town, invite some good friends over. Cook some great food and stay in. You can still have a dance party if you want to.


Leave Before Midnight

There is no reason to not go out to the bars, or to someone else’s wild party, but you might want to give a quiet goodbye before midnight. Get home amidst the ruckus and let the New Year quietly dawn.


Fly Somewhere

This isn’t exactly low-key, but it is different. Flights are cheap on New Year’s Eve. You might have to stay a week to get back home just as cheaply, but why not book a flight across time zones and wake up somewhere new in 2019?


Game Night

Invite over your most competitive, fun-loving friends and have a game night. What could go wrong?


Spa Evening

With friends or alone, go to Sephora and purchase some choice facemasks, order in and open a bottle of Champagne. Relax and let the New Year begin.



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