How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in a Pandemic
Here are some ideas for bidding 2020 goodbye and celebrating the start of a new (hopefully more positive) year.
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Participate in an Online or In-Person New Year's Activity
While many have been canceled, there are still a bunch of New Year's eve activities and events happening in-person and online around the New York area.
Make a New Year's Resolution Book
Since 2020 canceled many of our plans, this is the best year to make resolutions, goals, and bucket lists for 2021 and stick to them. Here’s to hoping there are no more canceled plans in 2021!
Have a Family Decade Party
We don’t know about you, but 2020 was not our favorite decade. Why not pick a different (perhaps more fun) decade and dress up like that year? Throw a 70’s disco alongside the roaring 1920s or bust out the scrunchies (which are totally back in) for a 1980s party.
Watch the Ball Drop on TV
While we don’t have the details of the Times Square New Year’s Eve party this year just yet, it’s safe to assume there won’t be massive crowding to watch the ball drop in person. However, if there’s anything we’ve learned from the Thanksgiving Day Parade, many award shows, the Disney Sing Alongs, and more, it’s still fun to watch an event at home! (and it’s warmer.)
Make New Year's Day Brunch
There’s nothing like a delicious brunch to kick off a much-needed restart in 2021. Take a stab at the Cheesecake Factory’s Cinnamon Roll pancake recipe.
Make a 2020 Scrapbook
Looking back on 2020 may be difficult for some of us, but expressing gratitude and being thankful for all of the happy moments is important. Put together a scrapbook of all of the fun you got to have this year, whether it’s a vacation that happened pre-COVID or pictures from a drive-by birthday celebration.
Pick a 2020 Theme Song
What song perfectly sums up how 2020 went for you? What song do you hope will represent 2021?
Plan a Family Act Of Kindness