Ringing in the New Year on a Budget & Staying Safe


Getting ready to ring in a New Year can be as simple as you make it, if you’re on a budget, or even if you aren’t.  Here are some ideas:

Stay home:  Have a binge television marathon of your favorite movies.  Invite friends over to watch shows with you.  

Have a house party:  Be fancy or casual. Make it a potluck, or have guests bring a side dish while you provide the main one.  Cheaper to eat at home the going out to a restaurant.

Make it a theme party:  Dress up in a fancy outfit, do a pajama party or do a cultural theme of a country of your choice.

Decide ahead on your drinks: Pitchers of Sangria, a punch bowl mock-tail or buy alcoholic beverages by the case — beer, wine, wine coolers — because it’s cheaper that way.

Use your good china:  Put the paper plates aside, you save money that way.  Re-purpose items around the house to use for decor, or spray paint the items silver or gold to make it more festive.

Play rounds of various games:  Partake in video games, trivia, charades, set up card tables to stay entertained until the clock rolls to midnight.  

Reuse decorations:  Use some from the holidays, do a picture montage, set up a special occasion photo slide show to be displayed on one of your televisions.  

Props:  Get some hats from the dollar store, or hats you may have around your home may be decorated.  

Lastly, if you’re not into hosting a party, go to someone’s house who is!  

If you do plan to go out, make sure to have a driver if you’re going to drink alcoholic beverages.

Fayetteville police provided the following suggestion, “DO NOT let your friends drive intoxicated. Take their keys or find them a way home, even if they hate you for it.”

Here are some agencies who can help you get home on December, 31.:

Dynasty Taxi – 479-521-8294
NWA Taxi – 479-571-8294
Quick Delivery Taxi and Limo Service – 617-833-2333

Lyft – https://www.lyft.com/ 
Uber – https://www.uber.com/

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