This year has been a rollercoaster right from the offset. So, whether you can’t wait to say goodbye to 2022, or you are remembering all of the challenges and achievements from the last 12 months, we need to celebrate the end of the year with a big bang. Just because we may be in lockdown, and it is likely that there will be some restrictions this New Year’s Eve, does not mean that this is the end of all celebrations. There are so many options for New Year’s Eve celebrations, and these are our favourites!

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1. Get-a Groovin’

Fancy a boogie? Who doesn’t! Turn your living room into a dance-floor by hiring some silent disco equipment! Imagine your mum in the corner jiving along to Take That, while the kids are trying out the latest TikTok moves. Silent Discos are perfect for groups of all sizes, ages and all levels of technological ability. With three different channels on most headsets, you’ll be able to create the perfect playlists so that everyone can welcome the new year alongside their top tunes.

2. Shake Things Up

Do you like Piña Coladas? Or maybe you’re a mojito master? Whatever your tipple of choice is, why not order a cocktail kit and stir up the usual New Year’s routine? From beginners, right through to experts, a cocktail masterclass is a great way to bring your family and friends together, get them to show their competitive side or even just get creative with concoctions to welcome 2022! Oh, and if you’re not feeling like making your own, you can just as easily get cocktails delivered instead.

3. Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Hosting a games night extravaganza in your bubble is a fun and easy way to celebrate. Keep a scoreboard as you move through the board games, game consoles and classics. Why not pair up for Pictionary, get into groups for guess who or just ride it solo on the Nintendo switch. Everyone has a favourite, so choose the top games and get prepared for the most competitive night of the year.

4.Feeling a Bit Tubby After Christmas?

No not chubby, tubby! Why not hire yourself a hot tub for the New Year’s Eve festivities. Imagine watching the fireworks up above, sitting in the warm waters with your loved ones, whilst sipping champagne, what’s not to like?!  Hot tubs are a great option for the grownups and the perfect way to ease yourself into the new year. Treat yourself, you deserve it!

5. Feeling Peckish?

If you are planning on celebrating within a larger bubble group, or socially distancing with your neighbours, consider hiring a food van. Not only is it an easy way to get everyone fed, but it is really easy to fit around any sort of regulations. So your only issue will be which cuisine to try out – From empanadas and tacos all the way across to noodles and Asian curries, you have the whole world in reach of your taste buds.

6. Travel the Globe

(Via the Internet!) Sorry, I should have probably put that in the heading… Anyway, why not research NYE customs from all over the globe and practice those this year. We might not be counting down on Times Square or Rio beaches this year, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still get a little cultural. Did you know that in Spain it is traditional to eat 12 grapes, one for each stroke of midnight? In South America, many people wear underwear that corresponds to what they would like to receive in the new year; yellow is for money and red is for love. Which pants will you wear this year?!

7. Snake-eyessss!

The casino might be closed, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring the casino to your home! There are roulette tables to hire, or poker sets to buy and you can easily convert your home into the biggest Las Vegas casino there is. Set a fancy dress code and pair with a few cocktails and the evening is a winner (we hope you’ll be a winner too!).

8. Tea Party, Anyone?

There is a reason that British folk love afternoon tea. One, it is easy peasy. Two, it is super tasty. Three, it makes the usual mundane a lot more special. So, after the year that we have all had, we need to make this New Year’s Eve a little more exciting. Whether you want to host your afternoon tea as an evening affair or as a perfect luncheon for the first day of 2022, we got you!

9. Light up the Sky!

Fireworks and New Year’s Eve come hand in hand, so why not fill your garden with magical lights at midnight? If you don’t want to go for a massive display, sparklers or smaller Catherine wheels are just as exciting and can still provide that celebratory feeling. If you don’t have a garden or aren’t feeling like going out in the cold, there is bound to be some on TV to watch.

10. Showcase Your Talents

Maybe your flatmates have some party tricks up their sleeves or one of your family members have been practicing the piano all year. Now is the perfect time to showcase the skills that you’ve learnt. It might just be a case of learning a card trick or standing on your head, but we often don’t showcase our weird and wonderful skills enough.

11. Big Fat Quiz of the Year

Okay, so this year has certainly been one for the books. But do you actually remember all of the crazy moments throughout the year? Throwback to when Tiger King was a staple conversation topic and toilet roll was nowhere to be seen. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to host a quiz for your household to really test their memories on 2020.

12. Leave the Cooking to the Professionals…

If you usually have a sit down meal on New Year’s Eve, why not hire a Private Chef to serve something exquisite and original to really set the grand finale to the end of your year. Private Chefs work hard to come up with the perfect menus to suit all group types and they’ll even do the washing up for you afterwards. It’s a win-win in our eyes.

13. Stay Connected

Maybe you haven’t had a zoom call with the extended family for 6 months since we had a taste of freedom in August. Now is the time to host that final zoom quiz of 2022 or have that big family catch up.

14. Pull Out the Planner

Have you got a busy year? Maybe you have just got engaged or have an anniversary to plan. Or maybe you just want to get on top of things. Fresh starts don’t come around too often, so start thinking about those New Year’s Resolutions and feel up to date coming into 2022.

Final Thoughts

This year has been a complete disaster for some, a learning curve for others and no doubt a challenge for a lot of us. While we look back on the past year, try and remember the good elements and go into the New Year feeling positive. We’ve got this!

We wish you all the best for the festive season and hope that 2022 will be prosperous and exciting.

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