Celebrate New Year's Eve In Style
7 Wonderful And Wacky Ways To Ring In 2021 At Home
This year, our celebrations on New Year's Eve 2020 may be a lot different from other years. Many will not be able to head out for a family get-together or a crazy champagne party with friends. Instead, you may have a limited guest list or be seriously considering snuggling on the sofa with your favourite movie.
Before you decide to give it a miss, there’s no reason it can't be just as fun and frolicsome as last year. With just a little planning and festive cheer, you can host an unforgettable day from the minute you awake until the bells chime at midnight. After all, it’s the perfect time to reflect on your accomplishments and wave a very fond farewell to 2020.
So, browse our alternative New Year’s Eve ideas for inspiration on how to celebrate New Year at home and make the day go with a bang. Maybe there won’t be local fireworks this year, but there’s sure to be a celebratory idea you’ll love. Stock up on your favourite bubbly, get ready for the clock to strike 12, and say a huge ‘hello’ to 2021!
Fun-filled Ideas For How To Celebrate New Year In Australia
There are so many ways to welcome in another exciting year, so why not find some new traditions and New Year’s Eve activities? From the simple pleasures of a New Year’s family BBQ or late-night buffets to making new resolutions, there’s every reason to be grateful. Even if you find yourself alone this year, make it an evening of pampering or quiet reflection and treat yourself to something extra special.
Whatever your situation and celebration style, here are seven ideas from Gifts Australia to get you started. Remember too; you can share all of these activities live on Zoom and involve the whole family. Unique New Year’s Eve ideas are always what memories are made of!
1. Deck the halls & yourself
It’s not New Year's Eve without some extra decorations, glitter and glitz. Even if you’re planning on wearing your PJs all day, add some festive touches to your space for a bright, cheerful end to the year. String up more lights, blow up balloons, scatter confetti and light your home with glowing aromatic candles. If it’s a family day, spruce up the garden, buy sizzling sparklers and plan a fire bowl bonfire. Remember to dress for the occasion with your favourite dinner outfit and chic crystal jewellery. Even if it’s just you and the dog, it will make you feel fantastic.
2. Breakfast to barbie brunch
Breakfast is the best meal, so start as you mean to go on with delicious, mouth-watering food. If you have guests, make sure there are nibbles, canapes and cocktails galore or order in a gourmet food hamper. Then get ready to fire up the barbie. Pile on steak or burgers with ‘the works’ for all, along with salads and dips, and feast away at brunch. Festive desserts like raspberry pavlova and champagne cupcakes will go down a treat too!
3. Shake & mix chic cocktails
New Year’s Eve and sophisticated cocktails go hand-in-hand, so save the bubbly for midnight and prepare your very own personal bar. Find some fresh, new recipes, special ingredients and cool barware gadgets to take your tipple up a level. Making luxurious cocktails and mocktails is great fun indoors or outdoors. You can even cheat and order a fabulous sparkling wine or champagne hamper with everything you need to shake and pour.
4. Photobomb the day’s events
Everyone adores a great photo booth, and it’s a superb way to document the day and all its frivolities. It’s easy to set up an indoor DIY backdrop with a tablecloth or gold or silver wrapping paper or build it outside in the natural light. Add some humorous novelty gifts and crazy props like glasses and hats or buy professional ones online. Whatever you do, make sure a camera is on hand to record the day and make happy memories.
5. Get out some silly games
No celebration is complete without some exciting games to keep both kids and grownups happy. On New Year's Eve, why not have a quiz or puzzle marathon which lasts all day? Keep kids entertained with a huge pile of board games to choose from, or set up sports competitions in the garden. When the evening approaches, ask guests to come prepared with New Year’s Eve toasts and fun quotes or enjoy hysterical drinking games. Remember to have some funny awards and small gifts for the triumphant winners!
6. Midnight candlelit supper
If barbies aren’t your thing, then one of the nicest New Year’s Eve traditions is a celebratory midnight dinner. There’s something extra cosy and romantic about gathering around the table late at night by candlelight. After the day’s events culminate, your family or guests can share their hopes and dreams and a fabulous supper. Whip up some delicious dishes and desserts, clink your champagne flutes, and welcome in New Year's Day 2021 in style.
7. Resolutions & memory makers
New Year's resolutions are a lovely tradition and a positive step towards having your best year yet. Make it even more meaningful with wonderful homemade "Memory Jars" for everyone to keep over the coming months. Whenever something amazing happens in 2021, they write it down and keep it in their jar. They can also include their resolutions and mementos from event tickets to birthday cards. Then next New Year's Eve, you can share everyone’s old memories and make some new ones together.
Spoil Yourself And Be Sure To Toast In 2021 With Hope
New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating the holiday in your own way, whether you’re alone or with family or that special person. Make up some gorgeous goody bags and countdown to midnight by opening one each hour. Fill them with surprise gifts, cute accessories or special treats to keep the evening full of comfort and cheer. If you want, just cosy up on the sofa with a good book, but make sure you’ve got all the indulgent ingredients you need!
The importance of our New Year celebrations shouldn't be underestimated, especially this year. Fill your home with joy all day and pull out all the stops. Then pop open a sparkling bottle of bubbly champagne and make a wish upon a shining star. Raise your glass to surviving the trials of 2020 and the amazing experiences which now await in 2021.
Happy New Year from Gifts Australia!