New Year’s Eve: one of the most anti-climatic evenings of the entire year. That’s unless, of course, you have some decent plans up your sleeve that’ll ensure you don’t end up drunk and alone after having had a total bore of an evening hanging out with people you didn’t want to, doing something that you really didn’t want to. If you’re worried that’s you, let us help.
Organise a dinner party
There are guaranteed to be a couple of people knocking around with no plans, so be that guy that gathers then all up and puts on a party. There’s always time to learn how to cook, to whip up the perfect cocktail and to dress to impress, so use your new-found talents to your advantage and host a dinner party that your friends will forever remember.
Book a last minute trip
If you and your girlfriend or best friend are equally non-sensed by having plans on New Year’s Eve, why not book a last minute trip? Even if you head somewhere within the country, there’s nothing that will liven the senses like taking a trip to somewhere you’ve never visited before. You don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds to have a good time, so stop worrying about the cash.
Join forces with your friends
If you and a couple of friends have been droning on about the fact that you’ve got nothing to do this New Year’s Eve, take things into your own hands and change that. With the right amount of alcohol, money and people – and just the right amount of planning – you can throw the perfect party. You don’t need to go fancy, but pick someone’s house, invite the right people over, and you’re guaranteed to have one of you best years yet.
Plan your evening
If you don’t know what you want to do, but you know that you want to be in the city, try and plan your evening. The way to completely spoil New Year’s Eve is to not plan ahead and to end up at the most over-crowded club in London without any kind of hope of gaining entry. There’s a lot of be said for organisation, especially on what’s bound to be the busiest night of the year.
Don't do anything
Shock horror, we know, but there is something to be said for the gentleman who’s willing to forgo any kind of traditional New Year’s Eve plans and spend the night at home, potentially with a girlfriend or a friend, with a nice bottle of champagne and steak in front of you. First off, you’ll wake up without a hangover, and you’re also avoiding spending hundreds of pounds on a night that you genuinely don’t want to.