Austin, TX – As we ring in the New Year, the precautions of the pandemic still linger throughout communities around the world. Making it through this year is reason enough to celebrate and what better place to do it than the place that has kept us safe, home. Skip the fancy hotel parties and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Austin at home. These tips will help bring a joyous and memorable end to 2020.
Create a Dance Worthy Playlist
Create a playlist of your favorite songs that will have you and your loved ones dancing the night away! Don’t forget to include your favorite karaoke hits you know will get everyone singing.
Make a Memory Board of Your Favorite 2020 Moments
While it’s no secret we all experienced challenges this year, take a moment to reflect on the positive things that happened. Big or small, we all have something to be grateful for! Use cut out pictures from newspapers, magazines, and print outs of your favorite photos.
Set up a Photo Backdrop and capture moments
Bring the fun festival to your home by creating an Instagram worthy photo backdrop! Use Polaroid or disposable cameras at your photo booth to create tangible memories and bring a little nostalgia into the new year.
Cook a Delicious Meal
Make your final meal of 2020 the best one of the year. If you like to cook, make a delicious meal for you and your loved ones! Not much of a chef? Order a meal from a local restaurant and support small businesses.
Set up a Cocktail or Mocktail Bar
New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete without a signature cocktail or mocktail. Have fun mixing up refreshing drinks and experimenting with new recipes! Get cocktails and mocktails to go from a local Austin restaurant or bar.
Break out the Games
There is nothing more fun than a game night at home with the ones you love! Get down to business with Monopoly, or shuffle the cards for a game of UNO. No matter what your game is, you will surely create a lasting memory!
Turn on the Countdown and Celebrate
Set your own timer or watch the countdown on TV! Turn down the lights and safely light candles around the room to set the mood. Make sure everyone has their cocktail or mocktail and some celebratory confetti or outdoor sparklers. When the clock strikes 12, fill the air with good cheer and a Happy New Year!
Watch The Fireworks
Take a look outside the window and watch as fireworks light up the night. Can’t see fireworks from your house but know a place to watch them? Take a drive and watch fireworks from the safety of your parked car. If you live in an area that does not restrict you from lighting fireworks, light up the New Year’s sky with your own fireworks display.
Create a Zoom/Facetime New Year’s Eve Party
Can’t be with your loved ones for a New Year’s Eve Celebration? Invite friends and family to a group Zoom or Facetime party. Begin the party around 11:45 pm and countdown the seconds until the New Year. In the Time before and after, share your cocktail or mocktail recipes and sing your favorite songs(that will surely turn into a dance party). Even if you are miles a part you can still be together for special moments!