Post # 1
I work in a restaurant and had to work on New Years Eve. I was surprised at the number of younger couples who were going out to eat and not at parties. It almost seemed more like Valentines Day instead of New Years Eve. Normally on New Years Eve we have a lot of families and older couples but this year was different.
Is New Years Eve starting to change? Are couples viewing it as more of a romantic day and not one for parties?
Post # 3
@Kacey23: LoL its funny you posted this, bc I just made a thread about being over the NYE parties. Next year I plan for it to be just me, DH and my dog Daisy. I am so over the craziness…
Post # 4
@Kacey23: I think so – I mean I consider myself youngish (29) but for the last 3 years we have just gone out to dinner (with a few other couples) for new years eve and then brought it back to one of the houses to watch tv and chat.
Post # 5
@Kacey23: My SO had to work (he didn’t actually get home until 11:45 pm) so I made dinner, chilled champagne, and lit candles. When he got home we watched the ball drop while we ate, cheersed and kissed of course :] It was a very low key, relaxing NYE and I would do it all over again if we had the chance. We might make this a tradition, I’m not sure. But I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Post # 6
Maybe we’re just all getting old… but I wish I had stayed home and just gone to bed at like 9! We stayed up at a friend’s house and being pregnant, staying up that late really wiped me out. I feel like I’m STLL tired from it
Post # 7
The past 2 years (at ages 22 and 23) I’ve gone out to eat with my SO and hung out at our place afterwards with 1-2 other couples. I have plenty of friends my age who do the party/bar thing every year but it seems like most of them are single. Most of my friends who are in a relationship seem to do low-key things on NYE centered around eating a good meal rather than party.
Post # 8
I have never enjoyed parties that are centered around drinking, so I couldn’t care less about a New Year’s Eve party at a club or something. FI and I went to our favourite restaurant that had a special menu. His internmates wanted to get together (I think they just went to someone’s house), we would have gone but I had to work at 8 the next morning so I didn’t want to stay out late (went to bed at 10:30!) and he didn’t want to go alone.
Post # 9
I haven’t gone out for NYE in something like 6 years? I’d thought once I had a serious SO it’d change but nope – we’ve stayed in every one of our NYE together!
Post # 10
Maybe they were going out afterwards? I’ve been out to eat plenty of NYE nights and then went to a party after that (even at 18, which was 12 years ago). I don’t really care for going to bars on NYE but I like going to someone’s house.
And I’ve never heard anyone view it as a romantic day like Valentines day. Maybe as a nice date night though.
Post # 11
I haven’t done anything special for NYE since like, never lol. This year we both had to work NYD so it was an early night. I do love the Honeymooners marathon though!
Post # 12
@krstino1012: we did that this year too. Except we range in ages from 25-31. We went back to someone’s house and played games like taboo and clue.
Post # 13
I’m so done with the party aspect on NYE too.
Post # 14
I’m done with the partying too. Maybe it’s just that we’re all aging around the same? And growing out of it? Generally those of us who have to work and be responsible adults won’t go get trashed like that anymore (though I do know people who do and I have no idea how they maintain that lifestyle).
Post # 15
We went for the first and last time to a major NYE party this year. Like time square kind of party but smaller city. It was lame. We have always had more fun hanging out with a few people at someone’s house and shooting fireworks ourselves. I’m young still but hanging out with 10-20k drunk people isn’t my idea of fun. So we did it once and next year we are planning a bonfire and fireworks at our deer lease instead.
Post # 16
@Kacey23: I don’t know if I would classify it as a more romantic holiday but FI (27) and I (24) the last two years have just gone out to dinner and then came home, watched some movies and whatnot, and had a couple drinks at home. We were going to go out to eat this year with another couple and then hang out at their house but their kids were sick the last week. New years day we went to a friend’s house and they have a huge lunch and chat with everyone and then they open gifts as a family (his sisters/brothers/grandkids/etc) and then it’s dessert. FI has gone for the last 9 years, I’ve been going since I met him 3 years ago.
I am not huge into partying but I’d rather just hang out just the two of us or with a couple people and have a couple drinks together….FI and I work weird/sometimes opposite shifts, so we wanted quality time this year 🙂