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How to Make Spending New Year's Eve at Home More Fun

Watch more Happy New Year videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to make spending New Year's Eve at home more fun with these suggestions. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Do what you like Throw out any preconceived ideas of what you "should" be doing on New Year's Eve; there's no law that says you have to drink champagne or watch the ball drop at midnight. Step 2: Splurge on a decadent meal Splurge on a decadent home-cooked meal: Even luxury foods are a bargain when you consider how much you'd pay at a restaurant -- especially on New Year's Eve, when prices are usually jacked up. Tip If you're ordering in, get it early; New Year's Eve is one of the biggest takeout nights of the year, so kitchens get backed up. Step 3: Attend a show Instead of watching predictable televised New Year's Eve celebrations, rent a concert or Broadway show. If you have a large flat-screen TV, you'll feel like you're actually there -- only with a better view of the stage, more comfortable seats, and tastier snacks. Step 4: Create an arcade Turn your home or garage into an arcade for the night by renting some games and tables; companies in many cities rent them out. To find one, type "rent arcade games" and your location into a search engine. Step 5: Feel smug As the evening progresses, congratulate yourself for avoiding obnoxious crowds, price gouging, uncomfortable party clothes, unwelcome kisses, noisemakers, silly hats, and a potential stay in the local drunk tank. Step 6: Go to bed Don't feel obligated to stay up until midnight unless you want to. After all, the New Year is already nearly a day old in Kiribati, a South Pacific island nation that's the first place in the world to ring it in. So if you live anywhere else, you're just playing catch up anyway. Did You Know? Legendary bandleader Guy Lombardo began the tradition of playing the song "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve on December 31, 1929, when his orchestra played it on a New Year's radio broadcast.
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