1 January, 2019
It appears that another went by so soon and suddenly we are looking at celebrating yet another New Year. The New Year is an excellent time to celebrate, to reminisce about the good and bad of the year that went by. Almost all of us would have had some good times and some bad, as that is what life is all about. Perhaps, a few of us have ended with the year without a few with whom we started it with. However, as they say, the show must go on and time and tide wait for none. So, in the true spirit of celebrating life, New Year is a time to celebrate, even if you do it at home.
Family get together
New Year is great for family get-togethers, as most of them may be free because of the school, college and even corporate holidays during the period. You can plan a party at home, and invite people over and enjoy through the New year Eve into the New Year and ring it in style and enthusiasm. Depending on the preferences, you may choose to cook some favorite family dishes or order them in the Swiggy Ad style. You could also do some shopping in advance to stock up on snacks and drinks to keep the party going.
You could choose to play music, have some family members perform, or have a dance or two with your family members. In any case, to celebrate New Year, it is not necessary that one should step out. New Year looks equally good when you bring it in with your family members, close friends, or even neighbours.
If having other people over, you may even choose to discuss and agree upon a potluck dinner so that the effort on the food is shared across. This also means that you get to eat some sumptuous food of different variety from all across. While the idea is to engage, enjoy and have fun, if there is any difficulty in staying up late, especially health related, it is always better to excuse oneself and go to bed, after wishing everyone else.
The New Year party can be made even more special if you have a private terrace or a garden, where you can set up the same. There are barbecue grills that you can purchase easily, and these can be reused on many other occasions as well. You can look up at the night sky and revel in the atmosphere, and most probably, few crackers will also go up at twelve.
Community get together
It is not uncommon for many apartments, communities and residents associations to have New Year parties. There would be lots of fun, performances, music, dance, and food to keep the fervor going till midnight. If you happen to live in such a community, you may also choose to attend the same, rather than taking the trouble to plan another one at home. When you are living in a community throughout the year, it is good also to celebrate the New Year with the same people.
If it is possible, you or your family members can also participate in some activities, perform, or just watch or join in the fun. The only need is to watch out for the food and the drinks, as these are the times, one tends to forget the restrictions. It is important not to overdo on either, especially if there are any specific health issues forbidding drinks. While one is allowed to cheat a little on some specific occasions like this, it is also important not to overlook the doctor’s instructions.
As they say home is where the heart is, and one can celebrate the New Year with all the happiness and fun at home as well. So, get set and make sure that you ring in the New Year with as much fervour as you can.
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