Back in the day, my hubby and I used to party like rock stars on New Years Eve. Now that we have kids, those days are long gone. Believe it or not, I’m perfectly happy hanging out at home and watch the big ball drop over New York City. I can have my adult beverages for a fraction of the price, don’t have to complain about all the crazy cover charges and best of all, I don’t have to worry about making my way home.
One things I will miss is the “people watching”! New Year’s Eve can be one of the most entertaining nights to go out partly because people seem to lose their inhibitions and start acting pretty silly. If you’re going out, do you plan to be one of the “watchers” or are you going to be the one that everyone else is watching? Sure, you can go out and party like a rock star but just be sure that you don’t make any of these classic New Year’s Eve mistakes…
Forget your age
If you’re forty something, now is not the time to start acting like you’re 21 again! If you’ve been drinking nothing but wine for the last decade, I’m telling you now that you are no match for Jager bombs and tequila shots…no matter how sure you are that you can handle it! You really don’t want to start off your new year not remembering how you started off your new year! Plus it’s never quite the same when you have kids. They couldn’t care less if you’re hungover and just want to stay in bed all day. They’re still going to want their Cheerios at 7am on the dot!
Wear heels you can’t walk in
I know that New Years Eve is the time pull out the cutest outfit and highest heels in your closet. However, if you’re heels are so high that you can’t get from point A to point B, you’re in trouble. Remember, you’re probably already going to be trying to cover up the fact that you had one drink too many at the last party. Those four inch heels are going to give you away!
Eat too much party food
You know you’re making that resolution tomorrow. It’s the same one we all make every year. Lose weight, eat healthy, exercise regularly…blah, blah, blah! So what do you do? Totally pig out the night before, of course. Party food is awesome…who doesn’t love little meatballs wrapped in bacon with a side of cheese and a mini chocolate mousse? Uh oh…now you’ve just added an extra three pounds to the 10 you already want to lose!
Get a little too honest on Social Media
You might be able to delete it the next day but it’s already too late. Did you confess how you really feel about your job, your co-workers, your in-laws or your friends? You already know that’s a big mistake…once it’s out there, it’s out there for the world to see. Social media and alcohol do not mix…just say no! Now go find a big rock to crawl under.
Make unrealistic resolutions
I know some people say they don’t make resolutions but doesn’t that take all the fun out of New Year’s Day? It’s a yearly tradition to make resolutions that we only keep for a couple weeks (or is that just me?). If you are planning to make resolutions, it’s easier to stick to them if you pick something easy. Don’t say you’re going run five miles a day, starting tomorrow, if you haven’t hit the gym in 10 years. Start off by watching one of those fitness shows on TV and taking a few notes (put down that cookie first). Maybe one day you’ll even join in! Of course, you’re also probably going to make that resolution about never, EVER drinking again too…c’mon, even I know better than that.
What New Year’s Eve mistakes have you made that you would warn others to avoid at all costs?
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