Celebrating the New Years Solo? No Problem!

Because you’re the greatest company, here’s how you can jazz up your night.

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Whether you’re alone by choice or because everyone is on holiday somewhere, you shouldn’t make the last day of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 a lonely sad affair. Instead, enjoy your time alone and have a solo party where you can totally wear and do whatever you want without judging eyes around. Sometimes going out can be fun, but deep down you’d rather be at home and chill. Don’t let FOMO takeover your last day of 2016. Here are some activities you can do to take away the blues….

1. Have a drink in hand and watch a movie

Why not open up that Christmas gift from your Uncle Joe and pop some wine. Treat yourself to a drink (or a couple) and avoid having to deal with random strangers. Pick out a movie or a series to watch and immerse yourself in them. Don’t go overboard with your drink cos you still want to remember what happened at the end of the movie. On the plus side, if you do get drunk, you won’t have to worry about taking a cab back home.

Recommended movies:

  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Bridget Jones Diary
  • Sex and the City: The Movie
  • New Years Eve

2. Solo Karaoke and dance party

When there’s no one around, we know you’d love to sing out loud. Put on your favourite tunes and turn up the music (to a reasonable volume cos you know we don’t want neighbours complaining). Sing along to the music and bust out your best dance move for the night. Don’t worry no one will judge your bad moves.

3. DIY spa session

Aren’t you glad it’s on a weekend? Lets try out some DIY beauty recipes, have a bubble bath, do a body scrub for that smooth skin, or put on some face mask – just take this time to pamper yourself; you deserve it after going through 365 days of 2016.

4. Watch fireworks on a higher ground

A new year wouldn’t be complete without seeing the colourful fireworks. If you’re living in a high rise building, why not go up to the roof top and witness the firework display. Or you can also drive out to a higher ground with a clear view and watch the lit-up sky from the comfort of your car. You’ll still get some pictures to post on your social media. Plus you might get a glimpse of the New Year’s Eve Comet!

5. Read a book

Slip in some reading time and cuddle up in your little nook with your favourite book. Pick up that book you bought months ago (which you’ve not read since) or grab an old time favourite and revisit the world between those pages.

6. Make resolutions

We can call this a tradition of every new year; whether you do it or not is another case. Make a list of all things you’d like to accomplish in the new year. According to lifehack.org, you don’t need a list of 30 things you want to do in 2017, instead pick out something concrete which you know is possible for you to accomplish and easy to keep track off.

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