Simple And Cheap Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve
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Simple And Cheap Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve

Jasmyne Jeffery December 15, 2022

Even though currently money is a little bit tight, that doesn’t mean that we should stop having fun. With plenty of reasons to enjoy ourselves coming up, here are some simple and cheap ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home.

Understandably, everybody is Christmas mad at the moment, but where Christmas is New Year isn’t far after. We might not be having big parties or whipping out the champagne, but we can still do something. Whether you’ll be celebrating with friends or family, don’t let the cost of living crisis get in the way of having a good time.

Having New Year At Home

When we think of celebrating New Year, we think of dressing up and going to parties or fancy events. However, this year most people aren’t in a position to do that. Having spent a lot of New Year’s Eves at home, I think they can even be a bit nicer than lavish events.

They’re more intimate, you’re more likely to be able to do what you want and of course, they are cheaper. You can even spend the whole night in your pyjamas if you want to.

There’s a stigma that if you aren’t going out then you haven’t enjoyed it. That’s definitely not true — as long as you’re singing Auld Langs Syne or boogying with Jools Holland at the end of the night, then you’ve done it right.

Simple And Cheap Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Staying at home is a quick way to save money instead of going to the pub. But, you can always go round to a friend or family member’s house to see in the New Year with them too. It’s more than likely that they won’t charge you for coming in.

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Or, if you want to host at your house then have a BYO policy — Bring Your Own! Guests can bring their own drinks or snacks so the price of hosting isn’t much either. That way, people are spending a few quid each instead of one person spending £30.

Set up a Spotify or Apple Music playlist and take some requests a few days before. No need to fork out on a DJ, particularly when both of these have karaoke features!

Something Even Simpler

If you aren’t a party person and you prefer a quiet night in, then hang the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door. If you’re on your own, then it’s the perfect opportunity to watch your favourite films, TV shows, or even New Year’s specials. You can make yourself your favourite dinner, cosy up in your pyjamas and enjoy the evening how you want to. Sounds delightful.

If you do live with other people and want to do something, but still want a cheap way to celebrate New Year’s at home, then board games are your best friends. Have a games night where you have a tournament in one particular game, or your friends/family pick a game each that you have a round of until the clocks chime midnight. You can still have some snacks (supermarket party food for the win!)

You could always have a virtual gaming night if you don’t want to stay alone but still want some form of company!

If gaming isn’t your thing, you can have a wine night or spa session either alone or on zoom. Use the evening to really pamper yourself.

Just because other people are doing something more elaborate doesn’t mean you have to. Spend the evening how you want to and save the pennies for another day. Cheap ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve can be the best ways to celebrate!

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.