(Closed) Better option for New Years… home or out?

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    Stay home with family, friends or your man : (47 votes)
    76 %
    Go out and whoop it up! : (15 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We tend to change it up year to year. Now that we’re about to be married we’re trying to wean our families off us being around every single holiday; after all, we’re about to be our own family! No kids in our future at all, so this year we’re getting together with some other CBC’s and getting dinner, then coming back to our apartment and setting on the four bottles of champagne I have squirreled away and playing Cards Against Humanity.

    No idea what we’ll do next year, but likely we’ll end up going away on vacation while we have some time off from our degrees. 

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We like staying at home. We’ll make some really yummy food and have a nice relaxing night together. In past years we’ve spent a few new years at my parents house, cooking up a big meal with some friends. We used to hit a few new years eve parties, but we end up having more fun at home I think. We don’t have kids yet.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Last year was the first time we actually went out to a hotel party for New Years and while it was fun, I much much more prefer going to a friend’s house party, or even what used to be the tradition in my home, playing card games with my folks.  We are both homebodies in general, though.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t like to go out, I prefer to go to whichever of my friends is having a party. I mean, I don’t consider that “staying in,” but it’s at someone’s house… haha, I voted for stay home even though I consider it going out.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Always been a homebody. This year we did something different. Whenever something good happened we wrote it down on a piece of paper, put it in a jar, and on New Year’s Eve we are going to stay up and read them. It is out firsst New Year as a married couple so it’s significant for us, and I think we would rather stay home together.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Other: We either go to a friend’s house or we have people over. The size of the crowd/ extent of the craziness varies each year. Last year it was just a few people; this year, we’re having 15-20 people over. 

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    My answer is always home lol

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @hecallsmelove:  We have our silly tradition of going to McDonald’s and then driving around and seeing Xmas lights. It works for us.

    Neither of us party and we’re lucky if we can stay up until midnight lol.

    This year we might go see the fireworks too.

    We did the fancy dinner thing the first year we were dating, and don’t get me wrong… it was very nice… but we’re well aware that restaurants jack up the prices. We’d rather have two or three nice meals out on different days for the price we paid last time.

    Post # 11
    Bee
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    I have been celebrating new years with my friends from growing up since we could make plans to hang out, nearly without exception, and being married doesn’t change that!  The location changes year to year, but we always manage to figure something out that saves us from the chaos that is New Years in NYC. This year, is looks like rented heated tent on the rooftop of a friend’s building with a ton of food and drinks – my kind of night!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We usually stay home, and did last year – which I love!!

    This year, however, DH reserved a luxurious suite in a downtown hotel.  Our plans are to check in early on NYE, get all dressed up, have dinner at a great restaurant, bar hop all we want, see the ball drop at midnight, and walk back to our hotel afterwards.  We’re excited because neither of us has ever celebrated New Year’s this way before.  🙂

    Happy Holidays to Everyone!!!!

    Post # 13
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We tend to go out, however the Girlfriend of mine who we hang out with her and her Darling Husband on NYE was a bust last year. She has teenage daughters so last few years this year included she lets them have friends over and party long as everyone stays put for the night. We went over there last year and it was just a disaster, we are in our 30’s with an toddler now (last year infant who my IL’s who watched him) Anyway we rather not hang around a bunch of drunk teenagers.

    So this year we are just staying home. Am thinking get or make pizza have a fire in the fire place watch some movies and then watch the ball drop and go to bed.

    Post # 14
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    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    NYE is soooooooooooooooooooooo over-rated!  I have never EVER had a great new years the best it’s ever approached is and “okay time”!  Stay at home!

    Post # 15
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    We usually stay in… We hate battling the crowds, overpriced covers to get into places and the loud music. We tend to do something a little different every year and this year we’ve decided to invite a few friends over for some booze and games while we watch the ball drop. 🙂

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    So, personally, I prefer to go out and have a blast, but the Fiance is more about staying in on NYE.  I see his point, so we usually try to compromise from year to year.  Last year we went away with my brother and his girlfriend & our friend and his wife & went all out (bottle service and all).  So, this year, I think we will cookdinner at home (I’ve invited a few people to come over if they’d like) & then maybe hit up one of our favorite bars in town for a few drinks.

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