(Closed) New Years Ideas for the Retired Partier?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

LOL, I could’ve written this post myself! I don’t have any suggestions but looking forward to reading the answers. Not only am I a retired partier but I’ve been sick with pharangitis all week and would really love to stay home, but I feel bad that my younger Darling Husband will think we’re so lame and boring.

Post # 4
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My hubby doesn’t like crowded places with drunken people (but I still do)….anywhoo, we will likely be making a bonfire with friends in the yard.  There will be smores and hot cocoa and maybe other snacks +/- beer and wine.  I will def wear something cozy and cute–a girl’s still gotta look cute for the camera.

Post # 5
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I feel ya.  At the moment I have nothing planned, and I don’t really care.  FH will be several states away, and I don’t want to go out just to go out.  In the end I’ll probably end up doing something.

Post # 6
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This totally sounds like us!

Normally we go to our favourite restaurant, which has an 8 course tasting menu on new year’s eve. It starts around 9 and finishes at 12:30-ish, so you ring in the new year while polishing off your dessert and sipping on a glass of champagne. It’s nice and low key while still being special.

I decided I needed a year off from that this year, so we’re going over to SIL’s and BIL’s where we’ll eat hors d’oeuvres and play board games!

Post # 7
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

What about game night?!

Whenever I want a relaxing night in, but with a little extra something, game night always is a fun choice. You could buy a new game just to make it extra special. And with the activity you won’t be tempted to fall asleep like you may if you just watched a movie.

Still get party hats and blow horns to rock at midnight 🙂

Post # 9
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh man, I totally feel you.  I hung up my party shoes a few years ago.  In the past I’ve hosted poker night, sleepovers (my single days) or just treated it like a regular night.  Not sure what we’re doing this year, probably  just stay in and watch some movies or something.  Fiance wants to do something but he hasn’t suggested anything in particular so unless he has some exciting ideas in the next two days, board games and movies it is!

Hell, who wants to start off the new year with a blarin’ hangover anyway?

Post # 10
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I want to stay in too, my FI’s parents are coming in on Sunday and I want to have a really productive wedding chore day before they come and try and “help”. Our friends are trying to get something going but I do not want to sound so boring and say I just want to stay in!

Post # 11
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have some friends who host a fancy dinner party every year so we are going there. It is a really fun way to celebrate the new year without having to go out and face the crazies! We all pitch in for the cost of everything, and of course dress up and have champage at midnight. Lots of fun!

Post # 12
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re going to my bf’s mom’s cabin that is about an hour and a half away, just to get away from the craziness!  Maybe you could rent a hotel room (if it’s not about the money) for the night…that would be fun and different!

Post # 13
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We end up out and about a lot during the holidays.  We hosted Christmas at our house this year (I spent all week preparing the food!), and then my birthday falls between Christmas and New Years (hint: my birthday hasn’t happened yet this year, LOL), so by the time the 31st rolls around, we’ve had enough!  A few years ago, we started doing a low-key New Years just with the two of us at home.  My husband will buy a nice bottle of champagne.  We’ll watch movies together and talk about the upcoming year.  He always comes up with a romantic toast for when the ball drops.  It nice and relaxing, and rather romantic too.

Post # 14
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re going to a friends house, they have a little boy and they’re having two other couples who have kids over for snack/game night. Veggie tray, fruit & cheese plates, queso, all kinds of snacky goodness. We’ll have some wine and beer there, but honestly we just aren’t in that place in our lives anymore. Oh, and fyi? We don’t have kids. All the rest of them do, hahaha. We’re bringing our dogs, they understand that they are our ‘kids’ 😉

Post # 15
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m totally with you on the chill New Year celebration. The club scene has gotten old for us too. This year we’re getting together with a small group of friends at one couple’s house. We’ll have delicious food, some wine and bubbly, play some games, and just enjoy each other’s company. I’m more excited for this than any of the “typical” parties i’ve gone to in recent years!

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