How To Make Your New Year’s Eve One To Remember
New Year’s Eve means different things to different people. Depending on the kind of year you’ve had you might be keen to see the back of it. There are those who like to have a quiet one, seeing in the New Year with a mug of hot chocolate and whatever is on the box;others prefer to celebrate in style, popping champagne corks and making merry along the way. Whatever you are planning on doing – staying in, eating out, heading to a party or camping out at a pub for the night, there are certain things you should do to help the evening sparkle.
Don’t peak early
If you want to last the full distance make sure you don’t start your celebrations too early. If you are heading to a restaurant, don’t book a table too early in the evening. This will mean you can enjoy your food and be in fine fettle to drink fizz at midnight. The same goes if you are hosting a party or heading to a bar.
If you are out, don’t be afraid to order a cocktail. They are the perfect way to get everyone in the mood for a great celebration. At restaurants and bars, the drinks menus will be tailored to the occasion with single malt whiskeys and champagne (of course) making an appearance. And if you are having a party why not come up with your own bespoke NYE cocktail?
Do something new
We all like to experience something new, so why not see in the New Year by doing just that? Heading to an Indian restaurant for New Year’s Eve might not be something you have considered before, but it will be something you will want to do again. Chutney Mary is a fine dining Indian restaurant on London’s King’s Road that is renowned for its sophisticated, contemporary approach to traditional Indian cuisine. Make this New Year’s Eve a gastronomic adventure you will be repeating throughout the year in 2015.
There are certain foods that are considered to be lucky as one year ends and another begins. From long noodles (Japan and China); 13 round fruits (Philippines); pomegranates (Turkey); and pickled herring (Germany, Poland and Scandinavia) – if you want Lady Luck to be kind to you in the coming year, make sure you eat the right things.
Brush up on Auld Lang Syne lyrics
We all think we know all the words to the New Year’s Eve staple song, but that’s not always the case. Once we get past the first few lines there is suddenly a lot of ad-libbing that takes place. Bearing in mind the amount of alcohol that has no doubt been consumed by this point, this can make for an interesting rendition!
Be prepared for the morning after
Stock up on plenty of bacon and eggs for the morning after. After a busy night of celebrating you will be in need of a hearty breakfast the next day. Your breakfast feast could range from bacon and fried egg butties to kedgeree or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.
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