New Year's Eve Celebrations for Every Personality

"It's the most wonderful time of the year..." and then someone asks, “What are you doing for New Years?” and if you're like me, your heart sinks. For those of us who aren't into partying like it’s 1999 and throwing back flutes of champagne for hours, the mention of NYE makes you cringe. If you thought your choices were either pre-paid all-night bashes or just going to sleep, think again. Here are five seriously fun ways to ring in 2018.


Midnight Screenings

Check your local movie theater. Many have special holiday programming and show old movies or even the Times Square ball drop. If you’re in NYC, the AMC Times Square hosts an all-night party (for all-ages though there is alcohol available) and you can see the ball drop. Popcorn and surround sound? Sign us up!


A Night of Wellness

Round up your closest girlfriends, or make this a solo spa-evening, and treat yourself to some good old fashioned pampering. DIY-manicures, face masks, vision-boarding, journaling, meditating… the options are endless. Make it a night about rejuvenation and start the new year feeling refreshed.


Break A Sweat

Want to start 2018 by working up a sweat? Many fitness studios now offer special New Year’s Eve classes which end with toasts at midnight. Great music, sweat, and an endorphin high? It’s like being in a club minus the spilled drinks and dealing with anyone who’s had one too many. 


Ball Drop & Chill

Not ready to say goodbye to holiday movies and music? Invite your friends over for a holiday send-off slumber party. Put on your coziest pajamas, pour out the eggnog, and settle in for a holiday movie marathon capped off with the ball drop. Want to be a little extra? Add in games like DIY Mad-Libs of holiday songs and holiday-themed charades, or just break out Cards Against Humanity.  


Race into 2018

NYE happens to be a really fun time to run a race. Not a runner? That’s ok, most NYE races are full of non-runners and are only 5Ks (approx. 3 miles). In NYC, racers often dress in costume (or deck themselves with holiday lights, we’ve seen it). The goal is to have fun and do something good for yourself but if you want to PR, we won’t stop you. Bonus: It would totally justify getting that new pair of sneakers you’ve been eyeing. 


What are your plans for New Year's Eve?

*A version of this post originally appeared on My Life OOO.