Happy holidays! It’s New Year’s Eve and we are happily counting down to New Year 2022. New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration. It is usually celebrated at evening parties, where people dance, eat, drink, and watch or light fireworks. For couples, it should be more romantic and memorable. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ten romantic New Year Eve celebration ideas that would make sparks fly.
Spend the Evening Together at Home
Nothing beats ushering into the new year with your loved one. It might seem boring, but it’s not, especially when quality time is a love language in your relationship. Focus on each other, talk about your plans for the new year and make the celebration all about you. It’s actually a better option than having to dress up and go out in the cold. Pop that bottle of champagne, enjoy a quality dinner in the comfort of your home and let the night do the rest.
Have Lunch or Dinner at Your Favorite Restaurant
If you’d rather spend new year’s eve outdoors, splurging at your favorite restaurant is a good option. Make a reservation at that fancy restaurant you’ve been waiting for a special occasion to visit. Splurge on a nice bottle of wine and sip with an elaborate main course. Make sure to save room for dessert. You can as well make this a New Year’s Eve tradition.
Go for a Midnight Stroll
Take a stroll around the neighborhood with your partner right before the bell strikes midnight. Stroll into 2022 with a grateful heart, while having conversations and reflecting with your partner. This is the perfect buildup for that midnight kiss. Besides, taking a walk is very therapeutic.
Kiss at Midnight
Tell me what’s more romantic than sharing a kiss with your loved one at the stroke of midnight. Plan out this special moment by selecting where you want to share your midnight kiss. Step things up by creating a countdown kiss photo to document this moment. Get a photographer to capture this moment (okay, a photographer is a little bit extra) or do so yourself. You never know, photos like this could help when you are going through bad times.
Set Goals Together for the New Year
The eve of a new year is the perfect time to reflect and plan ahead. The first time you discuss goals together, setting what you hope to attain in the upcoming year, it may feel hard or just plain weird. Setting goals together for the new year is a new level of intimacy with the one you love. Sip some wine and talk about your goals, how you plan to achieve them, and actionable ways to hold each other accountable.
Snuggle Up for a Movie Marathon
Movie marathons are the ultimate New Year’s Eve date idea. Stay in your pajamas all day, get cozy under a blanket, grab some popcorn and wine and get ready to enjoy the evening. Curl up on your couch or bed and binge-watch New Year’s Eve-themed movies. We are talking Elf, Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Holiday, When Harry Met Sally, An Affair to Remember, Boogie Nights, or Bridget Jones’s Diary are all great options as New Year’s Eve centers heavily in all of these movies.
Burn Up All Your Arguments
New year, better you! A new year brings about new possibilities and the desire to better oneself. Reflect on your relationship and have a conversation with your partner. Be as honest as possible. Together, make a list of issues you tend to fight about. At the stroke of midnight, toss them into a fire and watch them burn.
You’ve made it through year two of the pandemic as a couple. Cheers to you two. Now, as you turn the page toward 2022, what can you improve on? Share and establish resolutions as a couple. These resolutions could involve plans like; spending more time together, going on dates, being more honest with each other, and trying new experiences. Having this conversation might make you learn a thing or two about your partner.
Plan a Romantic Getaway
Take the long weekend and escape the hustle and bustle. A romantic escape – just the two of you – is just the way to ring in the New Year. Jet off to that place you’ve always wanted to visit, a romantic beach or an island. If you are on a tight budget, taking a short trip to the nearest city might be a good option too. Odds are there’s a fancy resort or Airbnb nearby that’s been calling your name. Just get away and have a change of scenery. This is another one of our favorite New Year’s Eve traditions for couples.
Create an At-Home Spa Night
Show your partner you appreciate them by pampering them with all the relaxing and romantic goodness of a DIY spa. Stop by the beauty supply store and grab some massage oils, bath salts, lotions, face masks, bubble bars, and scented candles. A spa night is a peaceful and romantic way to celebrate a year gone by. Light up the candles and sprinkle rose petals on the floor. Don’t forget to pour some wine while at it, with your favorite music on.
How are you going to celebrate New Year 2022? Tell us in the comment section.