16 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

December 17, 2015

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Planning to celebrate with your love or a group of friends? We have 16 fun ways to ring in the new year, not matter your style! Invite friends for a potluck dinner

    1. Have a fancy evening out in your favorite party dress
      Get dolled up, put on your favorite party dress and hit the town.
    2. Plan a movie marathon with your sweetheart
      Cozy up with your sweetheart to watch your favorite movies all night long. Gourmet popcorn makes the perfect movie night snack!

    3. Dine at a swanky city restaurant
      Pittsburgh was just recognized as the Top Food City by Zagat and is full of fantastic dining options! Plus, many restaurants have special menus to celebrate the New Year.
    4. Go Ice Skating Downtown
      Enjoy seasonal activities Downtown by visiting the The MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place.
    5. Spend the weekend at a charming B&B
      Get away for the weekend and spend the night at one of Pittsburgh’s charmingly unique bed and breakfast establishments. Walk through lush gardens, experience luxury and pampering and unwind in one of the many B&B’s in and around town. The quaint and cozy atmosphere will leave you relaxed and ready to take on the new year.
      Glory Inn

    6. Unplug for the holiday – ok, at least until the countdown.
      For some of us, it’s hard to remember the last time we had an evening without Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. The holidays are a good time to reflect, and what better time to look back on everything than New Year’s Eve. Try unplugging for a few hours while you sit back, relax and enjoy each other’s company.
    7. Cook up a gourmet feast for two
      Bring out your inner chef and cook a decadent meal together.
    8. Sip special champagne
      A special night calls for special sips. And nothing is more festive than champagne! Splurge on a fancy bottle you wouldn’t drink any other night of the week.
    9. Take a road trip
      Don’t miss the chance to welcome 2016 in a new city! Use this night as an opportunity to visit that friend you haven’t seen in a while, or family members that live in another city.
    10. Plan a baking party with your best girlfriends
      Invite your best girlfriends over for the ultimate sweet ending to 2015.
    11. Go on a ski trip
      Spend New Year’s Eve on the mountains sipping hot cocoa by the fire.


    1. Dance the night away in your favorite heels
      Crank up your favorite tunes and have the ultimate dance party at home or hit your favorite dance spot in town. 3


    1. Host a game night
      Play your favorite games while you wait for the ball to drop. Saucy Scrabble anyone?
    2. Have a chic fireside picnic
      Curl up by the fire and spend New Year’s Eve having a romantic picnic with your special someone.
    3. Toast to a glitzy New Year
      If there’s ever a time to bring out the sparkly, the glitz, and the glam, it’s New Year’s Eve. So release your inner girly-girl with tons of shiny soiree décor as you toast to 2016!

      Martha Stewart


  1. Host a potluck dinner
    Nothing says fun like inviting everyone over for a party! You can go as fancy or as casual as you want with the menu. Ask everyone to bring a dish, an appetizer, snacks or dessert and make it BYOB.
    Food & Wine
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