Ringing in the New Year Right

December, 29, 2016

Everyone has a different idea when it comes to the ideal way to ring in the New Year. Personally, no excuse is too small for me to celebrate anything bigtime! Here are three of my top tips for making this New Year’s Eve a landmark.

First, there is no right way to celebrate. We all know it’s traditional to party hard and dance the night away. Right? Well, I have some friends who find that night overwhelming with all of the celebratory inebriation, happy shouting and over-the-top exuberance. They’d rather have a quiet dinner, take a long bubble bath…


…complete with candles…

…and then cuddle up in comfy pj’s to watch the firework displays on TV. If that’s your idea of a first-class NYE, don’t let revel rousers tell you there’s anything wrong with your plan. On the other hand, if you want to say “hello” to 2017 with lots of friends and festivities, that’s exactly what you should do.

Personally, I’m going to take a long bubble bath late in the day, followed by the extravaganza at night.

Second, wear what you want with carefree abandonment. If you like to keep it casual, and that is appropriate for the soiree you’ve chosen…no problem. But if you’re in the mood for the full-length gown fit for a coronation, go for it. This is NYE after all, and events abound where this is the perfect attire.

Third, keep safe. Obviously, we all know about the hazards of overdrinking, but I think one of the biggest problems on this night, is forgetting to eat enough…accompanied by overdrinking. I have a friend who once attended a family party on NYE that started early in the evening and went well beyond midnight. She spent hours enjoying the company and sipping wine…and sipping and sipping.

She was so busy getting caught up with relatives she hadn’t seen in ages that she did not realize how many hours were slipping by, how many sips of wine she was having, and how little she was eating. Before it was time to think about getting a designated driver for the trip home, she became very drunk and sick.

Start 2017 right. Don’t let anything within your control ruin your evening.

Happy New Year!


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