5 Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely

December 18, 2020

2021 is fastly approaching and we’re pretty sure that you already have some fun activities in mind. For the extroverts who love to be engaged in social activities, they might choose to be out and about on New Year’s Eve. On the other hand, there are the introverts who are most likely prefer the comfort of their homes on this special day.

While both activities have its certain degree of fun, we must understand that Covid-19 is still lurking around us. Therefore, there are a few steps that need to be taken, in case we’re planning on throwing a New Year’s Eve celebration. For instance, following a strict health protocol, wearing masks, and most importantly we’re advised not to be around so many people in one place. Being a responsible individual is the key.

“So, are we supposed to just sleep through the night?” Of course there are tons of other activities you can do on New Year’s Eve, which can be both safe and exciting. Always remember that living through pandemic means keeping the safety of ourselves and other. Without any further ado, here are five recommendations for those who are looking forward to a wonderful night!

  1. Barbeque party at home

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We can all agree that there is never a bad time when it comes to eating grilled food. While in most part of United States barbeque party is usually held during summer, there’s nothing wrong about having such fun event this time of the month! Especially in Indonesia, where New Year’s Eve and barbeque fiesta almost can’t be separated. What special about throwing barbeque party is that you will only be needing a few things to make it awesome. Find all kinds of meat of your choosing, seasoning, grilling equipment, and you’re ready to go.

  1. Staycation

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After entering the transition of social restriction or PSBB transisi, people are now allowed to resume any activities which require travel. For instance going back to work, shopping at the mall, even travelling. During this time, staycation becomes one of the most popular activities done by people in different parts of Indonesia. For those who are longing to spend time outside of the house, while still wanting to go to a place where you can feel safe, staycation can be the perfect option for you.

  1. Movie night NYE edition

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Pay a close attention, movie buff, because this is the time for you to shine! It is no secret that holiday season brings the most joyful kind of movies. About Time, Bridget Jones, or the classic When Harry Met Sally are amongst other things that can instantly brighten up your night. For those who are looking for a unique way to celebrate the end of 2020, having a movie marathon can be an effortless choice without diminishing the fun. To get into the spirit of new beginning, you can choose movies around New Year’s Eve theme or anything with Sandra Bullock in it.

  1. Dinner at your favorite restaurant

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Another way to make New Year’s Eve unforgettable is by spending it with your loved ones at your favorite place. If you don’t feel like driving across cities to visit recreational place, having a nice dinner can do you just fine. Not only it is considered as a sweet gesture for most people, it can also be an excellent time to catch up about lives over the past few months. Before making your reservation, however, make sure that your favorite restaurant follows the advised health protocol.

  1. Catching up with friends through video conference

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Perhaps none of your friends or relatives lives nearby, but you still want to spend New Year’s Eve with those lovely people. Since we are not encouraged to throw an event which involve socializing, what could be better way to heal those longing other than video conference? To add a little spice onto this online event, you can ask people who are involved to wear fun costumes.