Midnight Marshmallow Roast – Build a fire inside or out and roast some marshmallows around the fire. If you don’t like marshmallows, fruits like bananas, strawberries or even hotdogs work.
Sleep Under the Stars – Unless the weather is atrocious, spend New Year’s Eve camping in a park or your own backyard.
Change of the Year Soup – My mother always made lentil soup on New Year’s Eve and ate a bowl at the stroke of midnight. It was an old family tradition that was supposed to bring good luck.
Spa Night – If you like to spend time alone, spend the evening pampering yourself. A bubble bath, manicure, pedicure, facial – give yourself the works. Light some candles or simmer fragrant oils on a warmer, pick some soothing music and relax.
Popcorn Party – If you want to celebrate with family or friends, select a few movies or get out your board games and serve home-made popcorn. Try different varieties – flavored, fruity, mixed with nuts and of course, plain or buttered. Serve cider, sparkling or flavored water to wash it down.
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