Mobile phones showing video calling to celebrate New Year's Eve.

New Year’s Eve is usually a night to party and have fun with friends and family. This year, many people are deciding to celebrate at home, crossing their fingers for a happier 2021. Although New Year’s Eve looks different this year, you can still make the night memorable! You don’t have to leave your house to have a good time. Here is a list of fun ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve at home.

Pizza Making Station

First thing’s first. Food. No holiday can be properly celebrated without a good meal. Who doesn’t love pizza? A pizza making station allows for everyone to pick their own toppings and portions. Just make sure hands are washed before handling any food and keep serving utensils near each food item. To ensure everyone’s germs are kept to themselves, have one of these cup holders with marker slots on hand. (It also makes for a cute decoration!)

Ice Cream Sundae Buffet

Time for dessert. Like a pizza making station, an ice cream sundae buffet lets everyone pick exactly what they want. Try making your own personal Cold Stone creation or the craziest creation you can think of!

Virtual Party

What’s more 2020 than a Zoom gathering? It’s the perfect way to hang out while still being safe, and you don’t even have to get all dressed up. It’s a win-win. Watch the Times Square ball drop virtually, jam out to your favorite playlists, or play games together, like Jackbox Party Pack. Want more Zoom party ideas? Check out our Fun Finds category for cool activities and more.

Movie Marathon

An easy way to stay entertained while waiting for the clock to strike midnight is to watch movies! Make a theme out of it, like watching every Harry Potter movie, or retro classics like the Back to the Future trilogy. If you’re watching movies with a small group, let each person pick out one movie to watch.

Make a 2021 Vision Board

We’re all hoping that 2021 is a much better year than 2020. Although no one knows what’s in store, it’s always a good idea to plan for the best and keep a positive attitude. You never know, your dreams might just come true. List your New Year’s resolutions, add pictures of places you hope to visit, and don’t forget quotes to keep you motivated.

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