For the next few days, you are likely to asked several times what your plans are for New Years Eve. For many there is the misconception that in order to enjoy bringing in the New Year, you have to be out having fun. However, in many instances the large crowds, expenses, and dressing up are undesirable and/or not feasible. The good news is that there is plenty that can be done at home that is just as enjoyable. Such activities include:

Potluck party

Invite family, friends, and neighbors over for dinner and have everyone bring a dish. This type of low-key celebration is small and intimate but a great way to spend the evening with lots of laughs and bonding.

DIY projects

Pajama party

This is a fun idea for the family or for a group of friends. Enjoying appetizers with friends is even better when you all are in your comfortable pajamas.

New Years Eve movie(s) night

A great idea for a low-key date night or for the whole family to enjoy. There are several popular New Year’s Eve movies to enjoy along with popcorn, candy, and hot cocoa. A few movies to keep in mind include:

1. When Harry Met Sally
2. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown
3. Sleepless in Seattle
4. New Year’s Eve

Game night.

You really can’t go wrong with a friendly game or Monopoly or Trivia Pursuit. Not only do they promote healthy competition, but they also provide a lot of good-hearted fun

Backyard camping.

Light up the fire pit and pull out the tents for a fun night of camping. Be sure to include making s’mores or roasting marshmallows all while sitting by the fire. This is bound to be a fan favorite among kids.

DIY projects

The possibilities are endless for DIY projects to work on. Make decorations for the house or for the front door and porch. Involve the kids and allow them to be as creative as they want to be. Jutemill has many products for your DIY project ideas. Visit our Etsy and Amazon stores for help in bringing your ideas to life.

DIY projects.

If the party scene is not appealing or enduring long waits at restaurants, there is plenty you can do at home. You are bound to save money and be in a safe environment should you choose to enjoy drinks. Despite the pressure to go out and party, bringing in 2019 at home is full of many advantages and many possibilities.