Tips to Celebrate New Years Eve On A Budget
So you’ve just tackled the financial stress of the Christmas Holiday and now you’re starting to panic over how to ring in the New Year on little to no money. You’re not alone. With drunk drivers, bad weather and traffic, many people are rethinking how they will celebrate New Years Eve or whether to celebrate at all. You can still celebrate the New Year without spending a fortune. There are many options that you can choose from to ensure that you have a good time without spending much money. After all, the significance of New Years is special to most people as it marks the end of a year and the beginning of a new one so here are some options for you to help you celebrate on a budget:
1) Fireworks is a great way to ring in the New Year. You can get together with your neighbours and friends and pitch in to buy fireworks. You can all pack up hot chocolate, cider, popcorn, homemade snacks and blankets to view the show.
2) Create a small family night to celebrate. Choose a genre of films or a trilogy, decide on board games for the entire family to enjoy, create a popcorn style menu complete with slushies and enjoy the show. This is the most cost effective way to spend New Years Eve and enjoy some quality time with family that you may not get to do on a regular basis.
3) Host your own New Years party. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to throw a party. You can decide to do a pot luck dinner. Write down a menu and make sure to have each guest bring a dish to compliment the next or get creative and do a dish from several different countries and to top it off, dress up according to your dish. This can create instant excitement for everyone involved including kids, who can themselves get creative by making decorations that are relevant to the country that their family has chosen. Don’t forget to have your guest bring the drink that goes with their theme also and this can really shave the expensive of dinner and drink. You can pick up paper plates and utensils at the dollar store and this will save you the hassle of clean up also.
With just a little creativity, you too can enjoy a cost effective and fun way to make this New Years Eve a wonderful occasion. Enjoy your family and friends without going broke. Stay warm, Stay safe and A Happy New Year to you and you’re loved ones from Prudent Financial Services!