Best New Years ever?!

Like it or not, New Years Eve is on it’s way, and with it – the fear! Will this really be the best night ever? Will you spend all night queueing for the bar? Will you pass out before midnight? And most importantly: what are you going to wear?! We’ve listed some of our classic NYE options – what are you up to?

 

QUIET NIGHT IN

PROS
Just you, a bottle of bubbles (or two), and your bae / a box set / both. What could be better? No standing in queues, no outfit anxiety, no taxi-panics, no drunken embarrassment, guaranteed good company…

CONS
“What did you do at New Years?” they’ll ask.
“Oh, we just stayed in… cracked through a few Harry Potter films,” you’ll mumble, embarrassed. You’ll end up telling light porkies about how much prosecco you got through, in order to sound a bit more rock ‘n’ roll. Not to mention the FOMO! Oh, the FOMO.

THE VERDICT
With the right person and a bit of forward planning, this has the potential to be the most comfortable, easy NYE you’ve ever had… Just maybe unhook yourself from social media to avoid any green-eyed envy. And be prepared to lie about how you spent your time too. No-one will be impressed by your 11.20pm shut-eye.
 fomo

 

 

DINNER

PROS
Going out for dinner on NYE… well you must be a proper grown up! There really is something so very civilised about grabbing your nearest and dearest and getting other people to hand you fancy food and booze all night.

CONS
££££££££! You haven’t felt fear until you’ve seen that little bill wallet appear on your table after a whole debauched evening – especially if your friends have been hitting it even harder than you. Who ordered the steak? Who split that third bottle? Just try to control the wobble in your voice as you ask: “How much is it?”

THE VERDICT
If you and your buddies are feeling flush, this is a pretty solid option. Just make sure your bill plan is discussed and agreed upon before you order!

 

HOUSE PARTY

PROS
Good friends? Check. Shared Spotify playlist? Yup. Home made punch and a few token packets of crisps? You’re set. House parties are almost always a good idea at New Years, especially if they’re within stumbling distance. Whether it’s 5 people or 50, you can almost always get your party on.

CONS
Holding the party is pretty stressful (plus the clean up the next day: ew) so best side-step that if you can. Also, the messiest nights always seem to happen at house parties… but maybe that’s a pro?

THE VERDICT
We’re die hard fans of a good house party.

partypopper

 

 

THE PUB

PROS
Where everybody knows your name… You know where the loos with the working locks are, you know which beers have the cleanest taps, you can walk there in 10 minutes. Plus you’ve got a whole years worth of good karma built up with the bar staff!

CONS
Inevitably someone will decry your poor local as not being ‘special’ enough… and plus, who wants to queue four times as long for the same experience you get throughout the rest of the year?

THE VERDICT
Like a cosy jumper, the pub is a safe pair of hands for a good night out. Still sociable without being too pressured, just cross your fingers that they’ve got some new music on the jukebox!

beer

 

 

BIG NIGHT OUT

PROS
I mean, this is kinda the whole point of NYE right? Get out, get glam, get partying! Everyone’s got their dancing shoes on, everyone’s up for a good time. Time to see out the old year and see in the new one with a bang!

CONS
Once you’ve queued to get in AND queued to get to the bar, you might be feeling a bit tired with the whole thing (not to mention sober).

THE VERDICT
Pre-gaming is for winners and keeps you warm while you’re making your way to where the party’s at!

 

However you’re spending your new years, we hope you have a good one. Cheers to that!