Ringing in the New Year is a chance to look back on the year that has just gone by, and also to welcome in the brand new year that stretches out in front of you.
It is a time for celebration, and enjoyment, but it doesn’t always feel that way as December 31st approaches. Sometimes the stress and panic of trying to plan the perfect, unique celebration can become too much and you end up dreading something that you should be looking forward to.
Here at the Borough of Dunmore, we know all too well how hard this can sometimes be, so to help you out, here are our top tips for how to make your New Year’s Eve celebrations unique:
What better way to celebrate than to go on a New Year’s Eve trip with your family, loved ones or friends? This may require a lot of planning and prep to pull off, or you could throw caution to the wind and book a last minute trip on the 30th December. Celebrating the New Year in a new place surrounded by your loved ones will really make it an experience to remember.
Light it up at home
There’s no shortage of fireworks displays over the holiday period, but there’s something extra special and intimate about putting on your own private display in your back yard. The great thing about putting on your own fireworks display is that it will make your guests feel like you are giving them their own private show.
Make your own lanterns
You’ve probably been seeing more and more paper lanterns dotting the sky at midnight on the 31st December with each passing year. A great way to get involved with this trend and make your holidays more memorable is to make your own lanterns to release in the sky. This can be a great way to get your kids involved in what is often viewed as a more adult celebration.
You could even go the extra mile and paint your New Year’s resolutions onto your lanterns before you set them free, as hopefully this will make you more likely to stick to your resolutions for more than a couple of weeks!
Adopt a new tradition
One of the great things about New Years is that it is celebrated by virtually every country and culture in the world. So, the perfect way to spice up your celebrations this year and make the New Year extra memorable is to look at the different ways they celebrate the New Year throughout the world.
For example, you could take a leaf out of the Brazilians book, dress all in white, head to your nearest body of water and jump over seven waves, one for each day of the week.
If that sounds too cold for you, why not celebrate like they do in the Denmark, where people salve old dishes to break on each other’s front doors, as a symbol of friendship.