How to Have a Comfortable New Year’s Eve at Home

New Year’s Eve looks different for everyone! When I was younger, I always wanted to do something. But now, I’m happy being asleep before midnight. If you’re in the same boat and planning on celebrating New Year’s Eve at home this year, there are a few things you can do to make it more memorable and special than just your average night. I’m sharing all of my tips (and favorite products) for how to have a comfortable New Year’s Eve at home.

Decide what type of vibe you are going for.

Do you want to be cozy in your loungewear or pajamas? Or would you prefer to have a relaxing dinner at home with loved ones? There’s nothing wrong with either! Once you decide, you can start to plan a little bit more.

How to Have the Ideal Cozy Night In

If you decide to go the route of the cozy night in, then you’re going to need all of the essentials. This is a great time to treat yourself to a new set of pajamas or loungewear if you didn’t get any during the holidays. After a busy few weeks of holiday gatherings and events, I am ready to unwind and spend an evening treating myself to some self-care!

My Essentials for A Cozy New Year’s Eve at Home:

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Home with Dinner

New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on the year. Invite your best friends or closest family members over for a delicious meal, and set the mood with a few inexpensive New Year’s decorations and your favorite candle!

If you’re tired of being in the kitchen after a long holiday season, I have a fun trend for you that I’ve been seeing on social media that I think would be a hit! Just grab a charcuterie board (like this one) or platter and have each friend bring a different themed food board. Some ideas I’ve seen: a french fry board with various dips, a hot wing board, a sushi board, and even a s’mores board!

My Essentials for a New Year’s Eve at Home With Friends:

I hope you have fun and stay safe no matter how you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve! Do you have any plans for NYE? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Merry Christmas! I hope that you and your husband are having a blessed day. My husband and I always spend it at home. I think that a themed boards is an awesome idea along with decorations! Thanks!

  2. You always have great suggestions, and inspire me, Tania! As you show, New Years at home can be comfy with family and friends, or even a spa night. Wishing you the best in the new year. – Jennifer

  3. So glad to be reading your emails again. With bad weather here in the Pacific Northwest and no internet for a week (!!!) I’ve missed you. I love that cheese board!

  4. Love all the ideas. It might be a new years in this year!!! I don’t seem to see the winners anywhere on this post.

  5. oh, Tania, a quiet evening sounds great! Cozy pj’s, and someone else can do ALL the cooking! LOL! I don’t think it’ll happen, but the dream is lovely. Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and Joe.

  6. Really enjoy your posts. I recently lost alot of weight and Im using your posts to help me with my new wardrobe. Thanks so Much.

  7. This year we are actually going to be with family in MO for NYE. They are renting the new Top Gun movie for us to watch at home because COVID is really bad there, again, and we will be eating at home, as well. I did buy a cute headband for my SIL & I to wear; one is in gold and the other one is silver. And I have the champagne bottle earrings you shared with us, to wear on 1/1/23. We are always at home away from the craziness since both of us are immunocompromised. Have a blessed day!

    1. Great suggestions! I used to enjoy going out for NYE. Not any more! I love staying home to ring in the new year. 😊

  8. We have been spending the past several NYE staying home. I live in the northeast and January is usually a bitterly cold month to go outside, especially at night. We usually order in Chinese food and fall asleep before 11, LOL! But at least we are all home safe.

  9. I have that foot spa. It’s the best!!
    For New Year’s Eve we love to go out for a late lunch, nothing fancy, just delicious. Then we have a night in by ourselves.

  10. we will be home for New Year’s Eve. probably won’t make it to midnight, but being together will be the best since my husband spent some time in the hospital. the merriest Christmas for all .

  11. I love your website. I have over 6000 unread e mails but i always read yours. I like that you use your faith to incorporate in your site along with practical ideas for the average woman ( of a certain age) Thank you !

  12. Great suggestions! We love staying home! Movies and snacks!! Cheese, crackers, cut salami or sausage, etc!! We do stay up til midnight!

  13. I’m ordering one of the lounge wear sets from Amazon today! They are adorable! Thank you so much for your great posts that include all the cutest things and where to get them! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  14. With more snow storms coming our way looking like NYE will be at home!!! Thanks for the great suggestions.
    Jenniffer

  15. Staying home, enjoying a festive meal with my husband, celebrating the night he proposed years ago, and watching “On Golden Pond” as our ritual.

  16. I’m loving the idea of themed boards potluck style! Simple, easy, and fun. Your posts are one of the first things I click on each morning while enjoying a cup of coffee. Thanks for all the work you do ~ Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  17. Charcuterie board and staying at home has been our NYE for the last several years. Love the cozy suggestions. Cozy is always my go to!

  18. Staying home is my idea of a fun New Years Eve as I’m like you, relaxing after all the holiday craziness. Cheers!

  19. My husband and I will be celebrating at home, watching football and eating way more than we should😄 My New Year’s Eve outfit is my new Joyspun pajamas that I ordered after seeing your post about them. They are so soft, warm and comfy!

  20. I too like going to bed early on New Years Eve. Say my prayers for this past year thanking God for his many blessings and praying for a Happy New Year.

    1. New to your blog and loving it! Thank you for all the great ideas and inspiration.
      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  21. Thanks Tania for all wonderful ideas.
    We always stay home for New Years since we receive all our four children with their families for Xmas Eve. Have yourself a wonderfull New Year 2023 and thanks for all your hard work keeping us informed with all your wonderful ideas .

    Carole

  22. So many cute options! I love lounge wear, especially the kind that can be worn on a quick, last minute errand…..because I always seem to have a last minute errand. Thanks for all the fun ideas. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  23. Computer and technical problems can be so frustrating, but don’t worry: we understand, and your posts are worth the extra effort to read! Have a blessed Christmas.❤️

  24. Love your ideas
    We will be playing games at a friends home so will share your post !
    Would like more clothing for the plus size gals like md !
    Thanks

  25. we will spend NYE at home. like most people we’ll be in bed before midnight.
    thanks for all your posts. I look forward to reading them every morning.

  26. Definitely will be staying home after the hectic holidays. Probably throw a steak in the grill and then get comfy by the fire with a good movie. The loungewear looks perfect!!! Look forward to your post each day. Merry Christmas and God bless!!!

  27. What a great post- we are on the fence with kids of all ages from 32-14 the older ones have plans but then we are trying to decide what to do with the younger one- I am with you I can be in bed before midnight – love the charcuterie board ideas sounds like fun!

  28. Tania, have you purchased the loungewear? It looks very comfy. I was wondering how the sizes run.
    Great ideas on this post!

  29. My New Year’s Eve will be spent at home with my husband in front of the fire. We will watch old DVD movies. That tells you our age!

  30. We always stay home for New Year’s Eve. Looking forward to watching Anderson and Andy get totally wasted. I heard CNN is not letting them drink this year, hope it’s not true, lol.

  31. We like to stay home. I remember my younger days getting dressed up and going out. Then I went through the having a party. Now we just stay home the two of us.

  32. We are at the point that we really enjoy staying in on NYE. Especially after the rush of the Christmas holidays! We will probably grill a steak , then be in bed before the ball drops !
    Happy New Year to all

  33. I love everything about your posts.. Our New Year Eve is always celebrated at home so these home ideas are awesome. I’m always the one going to bed before midnight saying it’s midnight somewhere.. lol.. I hope that 2023 brings you so much joy, love and laughter.

  34. I love all the creative and price right ideas. It’s usually just me and my husband for New Year’s Eve but this year weather permitting we are going to our neighbors to ring in the new year. I think I’ll take some of the decorations you posted. Thanks for the many great items.

  35. Great suggestions to have a New Year’s Eve at home. Sometimes we need the cozy down time after the holidays. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  36. That was very inspiring Tania! I’m planning on staying in with a friend. The Charcuterie Board is a great idea that I think I’ll copy!
    I usually go to bed before midnight too. Living in San Diego is fun because my neighbourhood starts the fireworks at nine pm in sync with East Coast! That way the older crowd can Ring in The New Year early!