Today I am sharing five free NYE activities! I’ve shared before that New Year’s Eve is my brother’s birthday, so I always spend it relaxing at home with the family. Sometimes we have a few friends over and sometimes we just relax as a family. There’s always something yummy to eat and we always stay up until midnight to eat our twelve grapes (any other Puerto Ricans out there?!).
A lifetime’s worth of low key New Year’s Eves has taught me that there’s no need to spend a ton of money to enjoy yourself on NYE! So, without further ado, let’s get into the five free NYE activities.
ONE // Snacks & Apps
I love to make a fun snack and appetizer plate to eat all night long on NYE. I like to mix a few crowd-pleasers and some new snacks that I think everyone will enjoy. We had fried halloumi for Christmas and it was a huge hit, so I’m definitely adding this to the mix this year. I’m really into candy “charcuterie” boards at the moment and think that would be so fun for NYE!
You could also do an appetizer cookoff with your family or roommates! This would be a fun way to try a bunch of new appetizers without having to do too much work.
TWO // NYE Movie Marathon
New Year’s Eve movies are harder to find than Christmas movies, but they’re out there! This one is solid!
THREE // Baking Bonanza
It might be because someone needs a birthday cake on New Year’s Eve, but I think it’s such a fun day to bake! You don’t need anything super elaborate. Just throw together some boxed cake mix and enjoy!
FOUR // Get Glam
Dress up, break out the nice glassware and good china, and have a fancy evening at home! You can plan a fancy zoom cocktail hour with friends and loved ones. Getting dressed up and feeling fancy will help you feel more “normal” if you’re used to going out on New Year’s Eve. 2020 may have take a lot from us, but it won’t take our sequins!
FIVE // Pajamas All Day
If a glam NYE isn’t your style and you can’t wait for 2020 to be over, I have just the thing for you! Stay in your pajamas all day, do a champagne toast right before bed, take a hot bath (this soak is my fave and code ERIKASROG gets you 20% off!), and sleep until next year 😉
I hope you enjoyed this list of five free NYE activities! Please let me know if you have any suggestions of fun and free activities to do this NYE!