10 Last-Minute Ideas To Celebrate New Year As A Family
Are you pumped to celebrate the New Year, but don’t know what to do? Either you are doing the same thing every year, or you want to do something different this year. Most of the people in cities are out on the streets, in restaurants, and up all night welcoming the next year. If you are celebrating with the family, then you want to do interesting things that everyone will enjoy. Here are some ideas that will stir things up as the world gets ready to ring in the New Year.
1) Start The Year On A Positive Note
As 2019 comes to an end, it is time to leave behind our old practices and usher 2020 on a positive note. As Indians, we have a tradition to start the new year with something sweet, since it is an auspicious day. Also, 1st of January is a holiday for most establishments in the country. So, enjoy this holiday and start the New Year on a winning streak. One of the popular ways to do so is to play rummy, but we are talking about the digital game. It is a sheer source of entertainment that allows you to win prizes too. So, sit back, relax, and play it on the rummy app. If you are working on New Year’s Day, then unwind with online rummy and stand the opportunity to win on the first day of the year. This could kickstart a positive vibe for the entire year.
2) Go On A New Year Holiday
Spend the day or the days leading up to 1st January at a beautiful, peaceful destination. Generally, the cities are buzzing with life on New Year’s Eve, which can get disorderly at times. So, take your family on a holiday, where you can spend quality time as you enter the next year. You can enjoy the cool weather at Udaipur or head further north to Manali for a snow-laden New Year. Other New Year destinations in India include Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Amritsar (Punjab), Guwahati (Assam), Mangalore (Karnataka), Mawlynnong (Meghalaya), Malabar (Kerala), etc.
3) Watch The Display Of Fireworks
As the clock strike 12 am on 1st January, fireworks light up the sky in many cities. Lighting of fireworks in closely associated with the New Year in many countries. That trend is visible in India too. In many Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata display a wide array of fireworks. If you are in these cities, find out where it is happening. This will be a treat for the family.
4) Have A Theme Party At Home
Does it annoy you than restaurants, resorts, and hotels bump up their prices for the New Year? So, why not have a house party for the entire family on New Year’s Eve. It can have a theme, for instance, Bollywood Decade Party, where you pick a decade like 1970-80, and everything is centered around it. From the décor to the outfits to the games, everything will be based on that particular decade. It is also fun for younger kids as they are exposed you a whole new generation.
5) Movie Screening Plus Sleepover
If your family loves to spend time together indoors, then this is a great idea. Pick a movie or a series that no one has watched. Range for the finger foods or snacks and sit back and relax. Generally, it is difficult to get the family together, but a movie or a TV show marathon is a good excuse to have the folks together. This can then turn into a sleepover at the far end of the night. It is a good way for the family to bond and catch up with each other’s lives.
6) Watch The Last Sunset Of The Year
Some of the best sunsets are experienced at a beach, when the sun touches the horizon and the sky turns orange. If you live on the western coast of India, you may have access to several beaches, which are great viewing spots of the last sunset of the year. If not, don’t fret, just head to a hill station for a spectacular sunset. If you are camping at any of these places, then you are treated with a glorious sunrise too. As the sun comes up on the new year, you are filled with hope as you take on what is destined for you.
7) Take A Trip To An Amusement Park
The perfect place for the entire family to have fun is at an amusement park. There are several parks in India that organises New Year’s Eve events, where there are activities for people of all age groups. Besides the thrilling rides, you can expect dance music, good food, and a lot of fun. What is amazing that most amusement parks are that the fun goes on till the sun rises in the New Year.
8) Karaoke With A Twist
There is nothing like singing your heart out at a restaurant, home, or in the car. Karaoke parties are a hit every time and amateur singers get to sing without any inhibitions. If you are hosting a karaoke party on New Year’s Eve do it with a twist. List out songs that were released in 2019, which is a great way to call them. In India, we are exposed to a plethora of genres and music styles, so there is no shortage of songs to sing. Plus, there are so many releases of songs in India that it will keep you and your guests entertained for the night.
9) Indoor Treasure Hunt
What makes a party interesting is when the guests are entertained and organising a treasure hunt at home is absolutely thrilling. Sprinkle the house with clues and treasures and split the guests into groups. The clue can also have acts that they have to perform to win the treasure. It is a fun and unique way for guests to bring in the New Year. It allows the guests to put on their detective hats and get competitive with each other but in a fun way.
10) Game For Every Hour
No matter how old we get, we still love to play games. So, for the New Year celebrations do it in a unique way. Have a game or an activity that the guests can do at the top of the hour leading to midnight. As the countdown begins, your guests are entertained at every hour and it builds up when the clock strikes 12.
The memories that are made with the family sticks on for years, so make the New Year celebrations a memorable one. With these ideas, you are sure have a fun and exciting New Year’s Eve with the people you love.