If you just moved into your New York apartment, you might be looking for a low-key New Year celebration. Despite all the activities of our bustling city, it’s nice to stay home where it’s warm and cozy and to not have to worry about transportation, which can be crowded and at times scarce. Here are five ways to ring in 2017 from the comfort of your apartment:
We’re not just talking Charades and Monopoly. There are so many fun games designed for adults (like Loaded Questions or Wits and Wagers) that you wouldn’t have trouble picking up a few new ones to play on the last eve of 2016. Invite a few friends, get some snacks and drinks and you’ll be sure to have a fun night.
Be it a dinner for one, or two or a larger group, there’s nothing nicer than having a pleasant meal at home. You don’t need to get fancy and can keep it simple with dishes like pasta with a store bought sauce or an oven-roasted fish or meat.
Desserts and Bubbles
If cooking isn’t your thing, plan a night of sweets and sparkling wine. A nice pie or cake, some cookies and chocolates should do the trick. If inviting friends, you can ask them to bring over their favorite sweets or bubblies. That way you can enjoy a variety of after dinner goodies.
This one’s pretty easy: Load up the Netflix or Hulu or whatever services you subscribe to and have a cozy night of watching your favorite flicks. Then, when the new year rolls around, you can switch to the television, watch the ball drop and count down to a shiny new year.
Be it with friends or alone, you can spend the last night of 2016 writing down your goals for the new year. More than just jotting down the goals, come up with a list of action items to bring each resolution into fruition.