Fun Ways to Celebrate the End of 2021
It’s time to say goodbye to 2021 and look to next year with hope and promise. From the little joys of reflecting on fun experiences you had that year, to late-night fancy meals, and interesting new year’s eve traditions, there are many ways to welcome the new year.
If you plan to stay in for a quiet evening, pondering the year gone by or invite a few friends over for a nice meal – whatever your celebration style, here are some awesome ways to bring in the new year at home and create an experience to remember.
1. Try a signature New Year’s Cocktail & Mocktail
Cranberry Tangerine Fizz
Sweet cranberries, delicious tangerines, and sparkly bubbles make this delicious cocktail or mocktail drink recipe the best for the holiday season. The fizzy punch is bubbly and perfect for a special event like New Year’s. You can add a dash of champagne or vodka, or you can top it up just with soda.
French 75 Cocktail
French 75 is a signature cocktail that combines bright lemony flavor with the spicy notes of gin and the bubbles of champagne. A delicious drink recipe for holiday parties, New Year’s Eve brunch, any occasion that needs some extra oomph. Make sure you use fresh ingredients (ginger freshly cut, honey, sugar, mint).
2. Play a New Year’s Game: Two Resolutions and a Lie
This is a New Year's Eve game that will give everyone an opportunity to share their hopes for the next year, in the form of funny resolutions. The fun part of the game is that you'll need to play a guessing game to find out to whom the resolutions belong.
Ask your guests to list their resolutions on pieces of paper. Then, collect the papers, appoint someone to read the resolutions, and let guests guess who wrote each one.
3. Highlight and Hopefuls
Nothing better than reminiscing on the last day of the year. Take some time to share a meaningful moment from the year, a highlight of yours – whether it was work, personal, a travel plan that finally worked out, or something else!
Let others share in your joy. Then, go around and share what you’re hopeful for. Tell your friends what you’d love to see happen in the following year.
4. Apps to kick off the year with good health
The best workout apps can help you find a kind of exercise you love, gain confidence, and build progress — all while making your workouts convenient and accessible.
Yoga Wake Up
Why should alarm sounds be jarring? The Yoga Wake Up app wakes you up with the sounds of meditation and yoga to calmly get you ready for the day. Choose a time to wake up and the length of your sessions, ranging from 5 to 15 mins. This allows you to ease out of bed peacefully with stretching, or if you’d like something more up-tempo, you can get energized with a faster-paced flow.
Stream cycling and treadmill workouts from the Peloton Studio wherever you are. Peloton's bikes and treadmills have created a fitness revolution, but if it doesn’t fit your budget, a Peloton Digital subscription can let you join their live stream classes which includes everything from yoga to dance.
Asana Rebel is a famous fitness app that has guided yoga flow training sessions. It’s one of the best free workout apps available. It helps you track your goals and progress and lets you choose classes based on how much time you have or the intensity you're after.
With the eventful year that has gone by, we hope you try some of these ideas to give you the best start to 2022.
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” — Brad Paisley