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How to Celebrate New Year's Eve at Home

by Holidays & Celebrations Editor

How to Celebrate New Year's Eve at Home. To celebrate the new year at home is celebrating where the heart is. You can make the evening special even though the surroundings are familiar.

Decorate your house, or at least the room in which you plan to spend New Year's Eve. Decorate with streamers, stars and confetti.

Invite some of your favorite people over for an end-of-the-year meal. Make sure you give them advance warning.

Prepare most of the meal before the evening begins. You don't want to cook, either for yourself or for your guests, when you should be celebrating.

Explain your resolutions and have your guests do the same over dinner.

Discuss or think about why you have chosen these particular goals.

Light a fire or candles as the clock ticks down.

Open and pour champagne or sparkling cider.

Toast each other and yourself when the clock strikes midnight.

Tip

  • Make sure all your guests have safe transportation home. If none is available, make room for them to sleep at your house. Provide noisemakers to ring in the new year.