The holiday season is fast approaching. A time to buy gifts, indulge in delicious food and spend quality time with family, it’s incredibly busy. But whilst everyone will prepare months in advance for December 25th, many tend to leave the planning of New Year’s Eve until the last minute.
A night that’s filled with celebrations, it can be as busy or as relaxed as you like. However, if you do choose to go out, it’s important that you research events in your area before you go; taking into account your budget and how you will get there. NYE events tend to be extremely expensive – especially in the capital. So before you head out for an event, it’s a good idea to consider the variety of options that are available to you.
If you’re looking to save the pennies this year, however, here are the top 4 budget-friendly New Year’s Eve ideas that you can draw inspiration from:
Head Out For a Meal
If you’re craving a more relaxed NYE, why not head out for a meal with your friends or family. Although this will, of course, cost you some money, the price of the meal can be split between your group – making it a lot more wallet-friendly overall. An evening that guarantees great food and celebratory tipples, it’s the perfect start to your evening.
Go to a Free Event
Nationwide, there are plenty of free events on offer for those on the hunt for a more affordable NYE. From the fireworks in the centre of the capital to an array of New Year’s parties, you can have a great night out without it breaking the bank. Of course, if clubbing isn’t your thing or you don’t want to contend with the crowds, have a look to see if there are any free events in your local area.
Throw a NYE Party
When you hear ‘NYE party’, you might think that you have to spend hundreds of pounds on alcohol and food. However, if you implement a BYOB policy, you won’t have to worry about supplying everyone with it. With a party in your own house, you are also able to control how many people attend – whether you want to host 30 people or only 10. This freedom will make NYE a lot more enjoyable!
Have a Night in With Friends/Family
NYE isn’t all about going out. You can have a quiet one in with your friends and family if that’s more your thing. Playing games, having a celebratory glass of champagne and watching the fireworks on the TV, you’ll be able to bring in the new year without having spent a penny!
NYE Resolutions – What Should You Give Up This Year?
Alongside planning your NYE, it’s also a time to create resolutions for the upcoming year. Whilst some will stop buying cigarettes or vape liquid, others will vow to eat more healthily or find a new career.
Around the country, research has found that people will spend thousands trying to achieve these resolutions. But it doesn’t have to be. A resolution can be as small or as big as you want. As long as you think that you will realistically stick to it, then there’s no reason why it’s not achievable!