Are you looking for some fun things to do on New Year’s Eve that don’t involve going out? 

If so, you’re in luck! There is plenty of fun and positive things you can do at home to ring in the new year. 

With the new year just around the corner, I had to find a way to keep my kids entertained. 

They were not happy if they couldn’t go out and celebrate with their friends or see fireworks. 

My wife wanted nothing more than just kicking back at home with her family all night long. 

I was in a pinch, but I found some creative inspiration from one of my favorite movies, The Incredibles!

From parties to movies to games, we’ve got you covered. 

So grab your friends and family and get ready to have some fun!

A new year is coming, and it will be full of new possibilities. 

New Year’s eve Party

Celebrate new beginnings by inviting friends over for a new year’s eve party! 

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Organize a new year’s eve party!

Plan Out your New Year’s Eve party. Start brainstorming now about how you want it.

Decide on a theme, menu, and decorations and start putting everything together.

If you’re looking for something a little more formal than just a get-together at home, why not plan a new year’s eve dinner party instead? 

That is a great way to celebrate the new year in style.

Make A List of New Year’s Resolutions 

Craft a list for each person attending your new year party. 

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Make a list of new year resolutions

Everyone writes their resolutions down on a piece of paper, then puts the documents into a hat or bowl. 

Each person takes turns picking resolution names out of the hat and reading them aloud. 

The goal is to encourage and support one another to stick to their new year’s resolutions!

Play Some Fun New Year’s Eve Party Games

-Pin the Tail on the Donkey:

Supplies: 

– a piece of paper

– a tail (or something to use as a tail)

– a blindfold

How to Play:

1. Draw a large donkey on the poster board or paper.

2. Cut out the tail and tape it to the back of the donkey.

3. Blindfold the first player, spin them around three times, and have them try to stick their tail on the donkey

-Charades 

If you’re looking for a new way to ring in the new year, why not try playing charades? 

This classic party game is always a blast and can be easily adapted to fit your New Year’s Eve party. 

You can play with a pre-determined set of words or make up your challenges based on the new year theme.

How to play:

Depending on the size of your party, divide people into teams and give each group a new year’s eve related word to act out for their teammates. 

For example, if you pick “fireworks” as your new year’s eve charades word, try giving team ‘A’ the term “fireworks.” 

The goal is for team ‘A’ to get team B to guess the word “fireworks” without saying any of the words in the phrase. Team ‘A’ should use gestures to help team ‘B’ figure out the word “fireworks.”

-Champagne Tower Game

This new year’s eve game is perfect for a party with friends. 

You’ll need plenty of champagne, plastic cups, and a sturdy surface to stack the cups on.

Fill each cup with champagne and have your friends gather around in a circle. 

One player will start by stacking a cup on top of the other. The player who makes the tower fall gets eliminated,

and the last player standing wins.

– Icebreaker games: 

Get your guests warmed up and acquainted with one another by playing some fun icebreaker games such as Two Truths and a Lie or Would You Rather.

– Balloon Drop: 

Fill balloons with water and freeze them several days before the party. 

When the clock strikes midnight, have everyone gather in one room and drop the balloons to create a big mess!

– New Year’s Eve Scavenger Hunt:

Would you mind printing out a list of new year’s eve related items (e.g., new year’s resolutions, party foods, etc.) and hiding them around the house? 

Have guests search for the items and then see who can collect them first.

-Champagne New Year’s Eve Game

This game is perfect for a new year’s celebration with friends and family! 

Get the champagne flowing, and see how many glasses everyone can drink before the bottle is empty. 

This new year’s drinking game works exceptionally well if you make your own rules, like drinking a glass of champagne for every resolution you make.

Countdown to Midnight on New Year’s Eve

Have everyone gather in one room to countdown to midnight together. 

Play some fun New Year’s Eve-themed music and light up some sparklers or fireworks to celebrate!

Make New Year’s Eve Party Favors

Give your guests a little something to remember the night by making personalized new year’s eve party favors. 

Ideas include DIY party hats, noisemakers, and goodie bags filled with new year’s eve themed treats and games.

Serve up Some New Year’s Eve Themed Food and Drinks

Ring in the new year with some festive food and drink ideas. 

Serve up some sparkling wine, champagne cocktails, or just regular old apple cider to get everyone in the spirit. 

For food, try serving up some New Year’s eve inspired dishes like black-eyed peas and ham for good luck.

You can also go with a more festive theme and serve up various sweets and treats.

Decorate Your Home for New Year’s Eve 

Add some New Year’s Eve flair to your home by decorating with streamers, balloons, and lights. 

You can also create your own New Year’s Eve banner or centerpiece to set the scene.

Watch The New Year’s Eve Fireworks 

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Watch the fireworks

If you don’t want to venture out into the cold, stay inside and watch the fireworks from your living room. 

Many cities and towns will have a public display that you can watch from the comfort of your own home.

Have A Movie Marathon

Spend the night relaxing with some of your favorite New Year’s Eve movies. 

Some good options include Auld Lang Syne, When Harry Met Sally, The Great Gatsby, and About Time.

Listen to New Year’s Eve Themed Music

Get in the New Year’s Eve spirit by listening to festive music. 

Try streaming some classic tunes like Auld Lang Syne or Jingle Bell Rock.

You can also go for a more modern vibe with songs like Pharrell Williams’ Happy or Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.

Make New Year’s Eve Themed Cocktails

Put a new, fun twist on some of your favorite drinks by making new year’s resolutions-inspired cocktails to serve at your party. 

Some ideas include the New Year’s Resolution, the Happy New Year, Sparkling Apple Cider and Midnight Kiss.

Organize Your Finances for The New Year

Take some time to review your finances and figure out how to budget your money for the new year because that is a great way to start the new year on the right foot.

Find New Year’s Eve Gifts for Your Friends and Family 

Time flies, and it’s essential to get everyone a gift so go for creativity and surprise your loved ones with something themed like new year’s.

Ideas include resolution socks, new year’s word art print, or new year’s pizza party.

Have A New Year’s Eve Day Brunch 

Ring in the new year by starting it off right by having a delicious new year’s day brunch with your family and friends. 

Serve up some fun new year-inspired dishes like champagne waffles, or start the new year on a healthy note with some oatmeal power smoothies!

Take A Winter Walk on New Year’s Eve

Take advantage of the cold weather by taking a quick walk outside to reset yourself for the new year. 

Bundle up and enjoy yourselves while taking in all of the new things that the upcoming year will bring.

Write Down Your Highlights from The Past Year 

Take some time to reflect on all of the fantastic things that happened in the past year and write down a few sentences about each highlight and why it was so great.

That is a great way to recall all the good things that have happened in your life.

Declutter Your Home on New Year’s Eve 

Start the new year by decluttering your home and getting rid of all unnecessary things taking up space because it is a great way to start fresh and make room for new things in your life.

Make Cards

Get crafty this year and make your own New Year’s cards to send to your friends and family. 

You can either design them yourself or find some fun New Year’s templates online.

Start A Unique Norm

Come up with a new tradition that you and your family can do together to mark the start of the new year. 

Some ideas include making new year’s resolutions together, going for a walk outdoors on new year’s day, or starting a new book club.

Make A Look Book on New Year’s Eve 

Get inspired for the new year by making a vision board. 

Collect images and phrases that represent what you want to achieve in the new year and put them all together in a fun collage. 

That is a great way to keep track of your goals and stay motivated throughout the year.

Make A List of New Year’s Eve Promises for Your Pets 

Get your furry friends in on the new year’s fun by making a resolutions list for them too! 

Some ideas include taking them for more walks, feeding them healthier food, and playing with them more.

Organize Your Photos 

Use the new year as an opportunity to organize all of your photos from the past year or years. 

That can be a fun project to work on for a few days or weeks.

Start A New Hobby

New year’s eve is the perfect time to start that new hobby you’ve always desired.

Whether it’s learning how to knit, playing guitar, or painting, there’s no better time than new year’s Eve to take a new hobby on.

Watch The Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve

Invite a few friends over for a chill night spent watching the new year arrive at the infamous New York City ball drop 

That would be better and more economical than going out and celebrating new year’s eve with a bunch of strangers,

You either tune into ABC or watch it online here.

Make New Year’s Eve Party Hats

Get crafty this new year’s eve by making fun new year themed hats for your family and friends to wear. 

That is easy enough to do with just some construction paper, googly eyes, and maybe some feathers if you want to get fancy!

Start Planning Your Summer Vacation on New Year’s Eve

Start planning your summer vacation.

Not only will this be a great new year’s resolution, but it’ll also give you something fun to look forward to during the grey winter months.

Paint A New Year’s Eve Picture

The project is perfect for kids or adults. 

You’ll need some paint, paper, and a canvas. 

Get creative and paint whatever you want! 

Readout A New Year’s Eve Party Poem

The poem is perfect for kids or grown-ups hosting new year’s eve parties. 

Make a new year’s resolution to have fun. 

Have everyone sit in a circle and take turns reading the new year’s poem aloud.

Take Online Quizzes or Tests Together

Who is your celebrity doppelgänger? 

What would be your new year’s resolution if you were a new student in Hogwarts? 

These are the kinds of questions you can answer together on New Year’s Eve! 

There are plenty of online quizzes and tests to choose from, or you can make your own.

On New Year’s Eve, Give Yourself a Makeover with New Clothes and Accessories

A new fresh start is at everyone’s door so pay a visit to your wardrobe and closet and find out what new clothes or accessories you can put on. 

The new clean slate of the new year allows you to wear recent fashion trends and dramatic changes such as chop-off hair.

New Year’s Eve is one of those many great nights that you should not waste without doing something new and exciting! 

So go ahead and take some time off from work to pamper yourself with basic things like getting a manicure/pedicure, facial treatments, loads of self-tanning products, and other beauty products.

You can even go out and buy new clothes for new year’s eve with lots of unique colors and contemporary pieces that you might not have thought your wardrobe needs before. 

That is one night where you can go all out, just this once!

It could be the time to close your eyes and take a leap of faith by purchasing new items such as home accessories, dining sets, rugs, curtains, etc.

Make New Memories

One of the essential parts of New Year’s Eve is spending time with family and friends. 

Make new memories with the people you love most. 

Laugh until your stomach hurts, tell stories late into the night, and enjoy each other’s company.

Think about all of the new year’s possibilities.

While it’s fun to look back on all of the great things that have happened in the past, it’s also exciting to think about the new possibilities that the new year holds. 

Please spend some time thinking about what you want to achieve in the new year and make a plan for how you’re going to make it happen.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a beautiful year ahead! Wishing you all the best.

Conclusion

It’s New Year’s Eve! What are you doing to celebrate the end of 2021? 

We polled some people on what they plan to do tonight, and here is a list of their responses. 

Some will watch TV, cook dinner, play games with family or friends, read poems together before bedtime.

We even had someone say they would be staying in all night because it’s too cold outside for them. 

Which one sounds like your favorite activity? 

Let us know if there are any other activities you enjoy celebrating new year’s eve with below. 

Happy New Year!

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