10 ideas to celebrate New Year's Eve at home since Omicron is cancelling all else

Celebrate New Year's Eve at home this year for your and others' safety. Here are 10 fun ideas that can make your house party a hit.

 |  3-minute read |   30-12-2021
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Have all your New Year's Eve plans been cancelled thanks to Omicron? We can relate to that. Amid rising Omicron cases and Covid restrictions in the country, we have no other option. So, instead of feeling sad, we suggest you make the best out of the opportunity.

A few arrangements can help you host a perfect celebration at home, with your family (without any fear of catching the virus). To help you out, we have handpicked a few interesting things that you can do on New Year’s Eve at home.

1. BARBEQUE AT HOME

(I am revealing my plans.) You can grab a lot of food items that can be grilled and set up a barbeque at home. Set up a bonfire too if you have enough space. The heat from the barbeque and bonfire will help you stay warm. Get the grilled delicacies with your favourite drink and enjoy while chit-chatting with your friends and family.

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2. TREASURE HUNT

You can set up a treasure hunt at home for your friends and family. It will be a nice, engaging game. Do not forget to keep a special gift for the winner.

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3. MOVIE WITH A LOT OF SNACKS

This is a simple idea that requires minimal effort. Set up a movie night with your favourite snacks and drinks. You can watch the recent releases. A classic, funny show like Friends is also a great option. If you are planning a movie night with your family, then a typical Bollywood family drama like Hum Saath Saath Hain should be on your list.

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4. GAME NIGHT

This is the safest option that everyone will enjoy. You can pull out all the board games or cards. All the video-game lovers can also set up their games at home.

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5. DANCE NIGHT

Dancing is fun. And no one can disagree with this. Make a playlist of the best dancing numbers and practice some moves beforehand.

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6. INTIMATE PARTY

You can invite close (very close) friends. An intimate party with food and drinks is all you need. Gossip with your friends, play Never Have I Ever, Truth and Dare and other games.

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7. KARAOKE

During a karaoke night, even the worst singers are ready to sing a song. Enjoy a karaoke night with your friends and family and spam your social media with the best pictures and videos.

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8. A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

For a peaceful celebration, you can go to the terrace and spend the night under the stars. Set up a floor bed with a lot of warm blankets and a room heater. Add some fairy lights and you are good to go. You can watch a movie or gossip.

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9. WRITE DOWN GOOD THINGS ABOUT 2021

The pandemic took a toll on mental health for many. Therefore, it is essential to count the blessings. Write down all the good things about the year 2021. You will see a big smile on your face while writing these. You can also connect with your loved ones virtually and cherish the good moments.

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10. A BAKING/COOKING COMPETITION

It can be challenging for some and fun for others. You can organise a cooking or baking competition. Tasting each other’s dishes will be the best part definitely.

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As Covid continues to affect so many lives, it is wise to avoid public gatherings and celebrations. Try these ideas and welcome 2022 in the right spirit.

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Varsha Vats Varsha Vats @varshavats19

Varsha Vats believes in unbiased journalism, and loves writing on health, lifestyle, food, entertainment and anything other than politics. She is a Senior Sub editor at DailyO.

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