Brace yourselves people – the most overrated holiday is upon us. New Year’s Eve is honestly one of the most stressful nights of the whole year and let’s face it, it comes with mixed emotions. There is so much pressure to have the perfect night and it somehow always ends up in tears or cradling the toilet (we’ve all been there).
But don’t worry because this year is going to be different! I have put together a small guide on my favourite tips on how to avoid wallowing in despair, and how to actually have a fun New Year’s Eve! J
How to remain sane and actually enjoy yourself:
1. Have No Expectations
The key to having a perfect New Year’s Eve is to have no expectations. I repeat, NO expectations. I think the reason why most people have a shitty New Year’s Eve is because they have such high expectations on what the night should look like. Having high expectations is honestly the key to having the worst night and feeling disappointed. My best advice is to go with the flow and not expect too much. Relax people, it’s literally just ONE night of the entire year.
2. Water = best friend.
They say the way you spend the first day of the New Year is a reflection for the rest of the year. That might be total bullshit, but if you want to actually enjoy the first day of the New Year and not spend it dying with the worst hangover ever, DRINK WATER. As well, I would avoid drinking sugary drinks on New Year’s Eve and would stick to water based mixed drinks, like Social Lite’s. Trust me, your body will thank you.
What to do on New Year’s Eve:
If you want to have a low key New Year’s Eve (which I am all for), going to dinner with some close friends or family is a great option. Having a nice and intimate dinner is a safe choice and will help guarantee that your night will be successful and not full of regret. It’s super important however that you book reservations well in advance. New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year and all restaurants are going to be super packed – so book reservations NOW (since this blog post is going up a tad late im hoping you’ve already done that!)
I always like to stick to the basics of wearing something festive for New Year’s Eve dinner. Whether that be sparkles, winter colours or accenting with gold or silver, I’m all for it!
2. House Party
I have said this before, and I’ll say it again, house parties are always a good idea for New Year’s Eve. If you want to turn up with your friends AND avoid the huge line-ups and expensive drinks, then a good old house party is definitely the way to go.
Depending on how dressy you want to be, you honestly can get away with wearing anything at a house party… especially on New Year’s Eve. I would keep it casual, with a festive spin.
I get it. Everybody want’s to experience New Year’s Eve in a club at least once in their lifetime. My biggest tip for going to a club on New Year’s Eve is to start getting ready as early as possible. Honestly, just do yourself a favour and get to the club earlier than later. The last thing you want to do is to be rushing and end up missing the countdown. Also, make sure you buy your ticket for an event ahead of time! There is really no point of going to a club if you don’t have a ticket. You will just waste your entire night in line.
The nice thing about a club is that you can kind of get away with anything. That being said, an LBD is always a great call! This year though I would specifically go with a blazer mini, super on trend, cute and comfy! If you want something a little more festive, a sequin dress is always appropriate and when else can you get away with a full sequin dress?
1. Airbnb / Quick Getaway
Who says you have to spend New Year’s Eve in the city? If you are in need of a quick getaway, renting an Airbnb in a different city might be the cozy and relaxing night you have been looking for. I would suggest rounding a group of friends and renting a cozy cabin in the woods….with a hot tub ;).
Anything cozy! I’m talking about your favourite hoodie and sweatpants, or whatever else you will feel the most comfortable in. No better way to bring in the New Year.
I will be doing an IG video on some NYE outfits so stay tuned for that but in the meantime just remember there is no “perfect” way to ring in the Near Year. As long as you are surrounded by family and loved ones, that’s all that really matters.
Have a safe and happy new year xx