New Year’s Eve may look a little different this year. You’re likely hunkering down and spending the holiday at home, but that doesn’t mean fun can’t be had. We have found many different ways to stay entertained and get in the NYE spirit. From virtual events, cocktails and treats, to game ideas; we have just what you need to keep the party going safely for all ages.
Virtual Events & TV Programs
Many yearly events are still happening, virtually, along with the tried-and-true TV broadcasting specials. Get comfy at home, grab your drinks and snacks, and enjoy the many virtual celebrations to choose from for the last pandemic-style holiday of 2020.
Cocktails & Food
Whether you’re staying up ’til the wee hours of the morning and are looking for something caffeinated to get you through the night or you want something bubbly to spice up an otherwise casual evening at home, these cocktails bring a festive touch for ringing in the New Year in style. Below you’ll find recipes to jazz up champagne, or stay warm with spiked coffee and hot chocolates.
Ringing in a New Year tends to call for some serious celebrating and usually includes festive and tasty food. Many of us will be cozy and staying in this year, and we believe that is the perfect setting for your favorite appetizers and snacks. These New Year’s Eve appetizers below are easy and impressive—and even better, most can be made ahead of time. Whether you prefer sweet or salty, crunchy or creamy snacks, we have you covered.
What pairs better with champagne and party hats than an eye-catching board filled with your favorites? 2020 has been the year of the charcuterie board, beautiful boards have shown up all over the internet. These can seem intimidating to make at first, but we have found a great guide to help make a New Year’s themed board below.
*Quick Tip: if sweets are more your style, you can make a dessert board with cookies, candy, pastries, etc. Add some fruit in for color, and some sprinkles or edible glitter to give it a festive feel.
Games & Activities
Help enliven the night with some New Year’s games and activities. Whether you want to elevate your social distance hang with some friends, or you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained, we found a great resource with NYE games and activities to try this year. Most of the ideas listed require little or no prep work, and most are free. Some even come with free festive printouts. From charades to a new year’s fortune telling printout, these will sure to keep the night entertaining.
We would love to hear how you and your family are celebrating this year! Let us know below.