This is something I wrote several years ago, but it’s become something of a tradition for me to share it each year.
15 Recommended* Ways To Spend New Year’s Eve
…And Have Fun Doing It Too!
- Sleep the day away: When you wake up, it will be a whole new year.
- Write poetry. “New Year” rhymes well: “Two deer,” “Who here,” “You hear?” “Boo! Cheer!” “Bluebeard.”
- Make resolution not to follow the crowd because “Hey, everyone else is making resolutions.”
- Wipe down a chalkboard: Start the new year with a clean slate.
- Prepare “First to do/be/say” list for tomorrow. Start following the list at Midnight to claim bragging rights; everyone else will love you for it.
- Brace for tomorrow’s “I remember last year as though it were yesterday” jokes. Be the first to say this at Midnight because the more times you hear/say it, the less funny it is. (You might as well try to be the funniest person.)
- Get a compass: Start the new year with some direction.
- Draw blueprints: Have a plan for next year.
- Stand on one foot until Midnight, then switch to the other. It is suggested to begin with the left, so you can start the new year on the right foot.
- Make list of things to put off until next year; #1: that list of things to put off.
- Scream at the top of your lungs at precisely 11:59:59 PM: End the year on a high note.
- Figure out some equations and later brag about having used your time to wisely solve some complex problems before the new year started.
- If attending a party, leave hosts shortly before Midnight saying, “I’ll see you next year.” Return shortly afterward.
- Complain about something that will take until next year to complete. Make it simple; everyone else will love you for it.
- Make others groan or laugh one final time for the year: show them this list.
*Not recommended if you don’t have a sense of humor or the desire to be annoying