Ringing in the New Year

I know it’s a little early to talk about the New Year; after all, we still have to go through the excruciating pain of writing exams and final assignments. However, I thought I would bring a little bit of the holiday cheer into your gloomy, stressful lives, and tell you some great ideas on how to celebrate the New Year with a bang.

They say how you spend your night on New Year’s Eve is how you will spend the rest of the year. You might ask: is that actually true? I don’t think so, or else my friend should have had her head in the toilet all year round… but I will leave it to the superstitious people to make the call.

The first thing you need to do is plan ahead. If you aren’t leaving for vacation, don’t be sad, because you can still have an awesome time right here in the city as long as you don’t leave everything to the last minute. This is very important, because everything gets booked quickly and you don’t want to be the one left out in the bitter cold. Some ideas on how to spend this special day can range from restaurants, clubs, and bars to banquet halls, or even just a friend’s place. If you go to a friend’s place, a great idea is to have a potluck. Some people can bring food, others can bring dessert, and most importantly, some friends can bring the booze. What’s a New Year without some of the bubbly?

If you want to go out, try to reserve a table ahead of time, just to ensure that you will get a reservation.

Clubs also have special packages to reserve booths or purchase tickets for cheap. The best part, is you can ring in the New Year dancing the night away. Banquet hall tickets also range from $80 to $130, depending on the food and the type of alcohol served.

Now, I know that sometimes the New Year can get a bit lonely if you don’t have a significant other. But don’t worry—I got your back. If you are single, choose the right group of people to celebrate with. What does this mean? Don’t go out with pure couples who are showing too much PDA. Tell them you love them and wish them a happy New Year over the phone. Bottom line: you don’t want to be the only single person in the group!

If you want to party hard, then get your single friends (I’m sure you have at least one) and attend more than one bash. It will be exciting to know that you won’t be stuck in one place for the whole night and you get to mingle with a lot of different people, especially if the first party is full of couples. Before the clock turns midnight, decide ahead of time what you will do when everyone starts kissing. Call your best friend, sister, brother, or whoever else is not already partying with you. If those around you are single, then it won’t be as awkward, but if you get stuck in predicament just open a bottle of champagne and start pouring drinks!

So make sure you have a great time this New Year’s Eve. After all, it’s the beginning of a new year, which means new opportunities, new chances for love, and new hope for new beginnings. Happy Holidays!

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