It’s almost 2020, people! Can you believe it’s been ten years since neon lips, side braids, and the orange Snooki tan were in fashion? We wish it was long ago since those particular trends, but those are good reminders from the 2010 way back machine. Regardless of your position on 2010 trends, this is the beginning of a new decade, and the New Year’s Eve parties need to be epic, amirite?
Or, they doesn’t. Maybe your idea of the best way to ring in the new decade is with a few friends, a couple of cocktails, and best wishes for the coming decade.
Or, your best New Year’s Eve is with your personal very favorite person, jammies on, and the ball drop on TV. A quarter gets you a half dollar that one of you falls asleep.
The whole point of New Year’s Eve is that the celebration should be one that makes you happy. There are no rules, and Gildshire will not judge you on your choice. In fact, we’re here to give you some ideas for all three kinds of New Year’s Eve celebrations. So, choose your party, choose your companions, and choose the one who gets the special New Year’s Eve kiss.
Find the local best and loudest local band for a night that promises to be unforgettable! Perhaps like the picture on top. Dress up in your best finery (befitting the last night of the decade) and turn the dance floor into embers with your flashing feet. Do you need a drink or two, to get up the nerve? Okay, but stop at one or two, because your most awesome moves turn out poorly if you’re loaded when you perform them. Too many “for courage” adult beverages, and you’ll see the new decade in from an emergency room. Now, tear it up! Who is better than you on the parquet floor? Noooo-body!
The “Few Friends” Option:
If you are half of a couple, grab some coupled-up friends. If you are happily (or even unhappily) single, grab some single friends. Either way, go into the back of your closet and pull out some vintage games for a game night that will bring back loads of nostalgia. The possibilities are endless. Play UNO for a while, before switching to The Game of Life. A few people may want to try their hand at Monopoly with a one-hour time limit. Couples can play as teams, against one another, or at separate game stations entirely. Be careful of that one person with his/her own cribbage board, and for sure, don’t play him for money.
The Couple of Lovebirds Option:
Sometimes, couples who have been together for a long time forget things. Sadly, some of the things they forget are the things that made them a couple in the first place. Plan a New Year’s Eve 2019 Memory Trail. If your first date was at Bob’s Footlongs, start there. Have a bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a shake just like you did when he didn’t think you could eat that much. (He has since learned). Was your first kiss in Bob’s parking lot or on a nearby park bench? Re-create that kiss. This is no time for a nuanced kiss, so put your back into it! Finish with a walk by a spot that is a favorite one. Nights like this will remind the two of you why you make a great team.
Footie Pajamas and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve:
You two don’t need Gildshire’s help with your New Year’s Eve. Have more than plenty of mini marshmallows for the hot chocolate, and remember Dick Clark on what was his favorite night of the year.
New Year’s Eve parties aren’t one size fits all. Gildshire invites you to make this Dec. 31, fit however you like to party. Happy New Year, everyone.