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Top things to do on New Years Eve that aren’t going out

Maybe after so many social events you’re tired, maybe you’ve had expectations for NYE for so long and it never amounts to that “perfect” night or maybe you simply just don’t want to go out. Whatever you’re reason for not wanting to go out, there’s plenty of options to celebrate by staying in. We’ve picked the best 7 for you!
Have a game night
If you want to party, but don’t want to go out, grab your squad, make some cocktails and crack open some games like Uno, Cards Against Humanity, Pick your Poison etc. It’s a fun, cheap alternative (especially if you already have the games, otherwise asks your guests to bring some over!).

Host a dinner
What more do you need that good company, good food and good wine Bonus tip – turn it into a pot luck and have everyone bring a meal of their own to share. We even love the idea of grazing boards and wine in the garden.

A Bohemian Backyard Dinner Party
Check out the local fireworks display
Okay, so there might be crowds, but if you know where the fireworks are launched from, you can find another view point. For instance, head up Mt Ainslie or Black Mountain and watch the fireworks over the entirety of Canberra city.

Have a low-key date night
Spending NYE with your bae? Turn it into a romantic, low-key date night. Get shopping and cook your favourite meal together instead of going out, light some candles to make it more cozy and pop your favourite movies before watching the midnight fireworks from the comfort of your own couch. You can laugh, talk and cuddle the night away.


Reflect on the past year
It’s a good thing we promise! Think about everything you are grateful for what you have
accomplished and what you want to achieve next year. Remember not to be hard on yourself Even if you’re not where you thought you would be you’re still closer then a year ago, or full of life lessons. NYE is a great night for reflection of the year just past, and planning for the year ahead so you can absolutely kill your goals!

Go Bowling/Pitch & Putt/Movies

Bowling is one of those really underrated activities where even if you miserably, you’ll still have a good time. Grab your squad, book a couple of lanes and bowl the night away!


Treat it like another day of the year
Do nothing, do everything, do whatever you want! Make time to do the things you feel like you can never do (like read a book) or just stay in bed. Basically, just be kind to yourself because you know you deserve it.

New Years Eve can be that night so full of pressure you leave disappointed no matter how great the night was or how well planned the evening was. Just remember you have another 365 nights after this one to live out your dreams and chase the stars…

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