Everyone knows that to have fun on New Year’s Eve, you need to go all out. You need to spend a whopping $800 on your revelers or you’ll end up sitting at home watching everyone else having fun for the entire night. While we understand that spending that much money on a New Year’s Eve party might seem like a lot, it’s about what you give in return. So how much do you have to spend on your celebration before it starts feeling LIKE COSTING? Well, for starters, we doubt celebrating Gekkou No Carnevale without going all out would be possible for many people. So if this isn’t something you do often (or at all), then we don’t know what to tell you. But whether or not this is something you consider doing often, here are some helpful tips on how NOT TO PARTY ON NEW YEAR’S EVE:
Avoid the Alcohol
So many people think that when it comes to New Year’s Eve, everyone needs to go all out. We get that because we’ve all been there too – we spent our twenties drinking and doing very little else. But the truth is that, while excessive drinking might be fun in the beginning, it quickly becomes a huge drain on your wallet. If you’re planning on drinking a lot, we recommend staying home. We know it feels good to go all out because you want to celebrate, but in the end, it’s going to cost you more in the long run.
Don’t Spend a Lot of Money
Unless you’re really into splurging, we doubt that going all out on New Year’s Eve will be something you want to do often. That’s why we recommend keeping it simple and going with a themed beverage or two. We know that having a themed party isn’t easy, but we recommend thinking about the expenses that will go into your celebration and not adding so much that you end up spending more money than you would have if you’d just gone with the cheaper option. If you’re really into splurging, we recommend doing the luxurious thing and going all out on New Year’s Day.
Have a Table for 999
Topless waiters aren’t a thing anymore, so we guess we can safely say that tables for 999 aren’t either. But the good news is that you can still celebrate New Year’s Eve without being too obvious. We recommend having at least 1 table for everyone at your party, but we also think it’s better to have more tables than you need. If you want to go all out, we recommend having at least three different tables for different themes. If you want to stay on the safe side, we recommend having at least two tables for alcohol and one for food. If you go with the theme of having multiple themes, you can let your imagination run wild!
Take Pictures of Everyone
While we love taking pictures of our loved ones, New Year’s Eve is a great time to show off your friends too. So why not take some pictures of the whole party? New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to show off your friends (and yourself) without looking like a complete tourist. You can decide where to take the pictures and lens choice is up to you. Just make sure you take plenty of pictures so you don’t forget anyone!
Eat Food While You’re Still Full
We love food, and we love celebrating with our friends, but sometimes the extra calories just aren’t worth it. Luckily, there are still plenty of ways to have a great time without devouring a large meal. If you’re on the heavier side, we highly recommend avoiding heavy foods and drinking plenty of water while you’re still full. If you’re on the lighter side, though, you can still have a lot of fun by pairing your theme beverages (i.e., vino for Viernes Viejo and look for Feb. v.e.) with light snacks and berries. Just make sure you’re full before you start drinking!
Avoid the Bar: Think NYE Party Instead
We get that sometimes you want to get out of the house and enjoy the party, but sometimes you want to stay where you are safe and sound. That’s why we suggest going to a bar instead. While you can enjoy a party at home, we recommend going to a bar. A lot of the time, the hostess will be expecting you to walk with her to the door, which can feel a whole lot like being at a bar. If you don’t feel like walking or riding public transportation (which is almost always a bitch) then a bar might be the perfect place for you. Plus, you can safely pour your favorite beverage while you wait for the night to be over.
Stay Home, or Celebrate Wherever You Are
Finally, we have the most masochistic of all options – stay home and chill. Unless of course you’re stuck at home with the family on New Year’s Eve and would like to keep the rest of the world out. In that case, celebrate with your fellow couch potatoes by watching the ball drop at midnight on TV. After that, head to your nearest bar and enjoy the night. It’s your birthday, your anniversary, your wedding, or any other day you want to celebrate and the only thing that will make the day more enjoyable is to be with your friends. We hope these tips on how to celebrate Gekkou, No Carnevale, without breaking the bank help you out!