Ring in the New Year With a DIY Festive Celebration at Home

Genevieve Scott Lifestyle /
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As we get ready to ring in the New Year, it's the perfect time for a celebration! Even if you can't leave your house, it's never a bad idea to get a little festive with close friends or family at home by putting together your very own New Year's Eve extravaganza.

First thing's first, let's create some gorgeous decorations to transform your living room into an elegant venue, and if you still have decorations up from Christmas, then you're in luck! Whether you prefer something bright and vibrant or more subtle decor, there's so much that can be done to any room. Fill the space with streamers, stickers, balloons, or anything to get you in the celebratory mood, especially things with '2021' written on them.

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No meal can be complete without the perfect tablescape, even if you're just gathering around your kitchen table with a friend or two. Once you lay down the table cloth, choose some fun and colorful napkins, and light some candles throughout the table. With the candles glowing and each place fully set, you'll instantly transform the table into a magical setting.

No matter what your drink of choice is, put your own spin on it by creating a signature beverage to go with the theme. Use a beautiful glass, add a garnish, like a piece of fruit, or even whip cream; Cheers to the New Year!

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2020 has certainly been a year like no other, with all sorts of unexpected twists and turns. But try taking a few minutes to highlight the good times from this year by creating a video montage of your favorite photos from the last 12 months to watch with loved ones.

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No matter how you decorate your home, all that matters is that you have some fun ringing in 2021! Whether you're gathering with some friends or even having a virtual New Year's party, it's time to get festive, watch the ball drop, and get ready for whatever the future has in store.