The New Year is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to spend it than with your favourite person. You and your boo spent the year or parts of it making memories, and 2019 is ready for more! Step into the new year with your special someone by trying some of our top 7 ideas to ring in the new year as a couple:
- Watch A Holiday Movie Marathon.
It’s time to back out the footie pyjamas and the popcorn because all four ‘Home Alone’ movies won’t watch themselves. Watching movies as a couple is a great way to bond and have downtime at home. And watching your favourite holiday flicks back to back is a sure way to step into the new year feeling hopeful and excited.
- Share Your Resolutions.
We all know that making New Year's resolutions can be tedious since we want to create goals that are realistic and achievable. So, making resolutions as a couple can bring you closer together as you work to keep each other accountable. So, if she wants to lose 10 pounds by summer, you know that you can’t buy her ice-cream and junk food every week. And if he wants to buy a new car, you can remind him of that every time he wants to spend unnecessarily. Plus, you can make resolutions as a couple for 2019, like buying your first home together.
- Go On A Date...A Real Date.
Yep! Get dressed up and dolled up and go on a fancy date. Imagine sharing hors d’oeuvres and sweet wine over candlelight on New Year’s Eve. You’re sure to have a great New Year’s Day too! So, make reservations early, buy some flowers and make the evening one to remember.
- Go On A Weekend Retreat.
Get away for the weekend. Book a hotel, make an appointment for a spa day or take a trip abroad. Just take some time to spend moments together away from the hustle and bustle of work, home and even the children. A weekend retreat is great for parents who need a relaxing break from their bundles of joy, if just for a few days. Plus, you deserve it, 2018 was a hard year!
- Watch The Fireworks.
Every year, the Kingston waterfront is blanketed by bright lights as the nation rings in the new year with an impressive fireworks show. Why not make a trip out of it? Grab a blanket and some snacks and make your way Downtown to watch the soldiers light up the night sky for the New Year! The thunderous countdown is always fun, and you can share that moment with your special someone.
- Go On A ‘Midnight Kiss’ Scavenger Hunt.
Now, this may be one of the more out-of-the-box ideas, but it’s worth the try. If you love suspense and a good challenge, then this New Year’s idea is perfect. Using index cards and inside jokes, write a series of clues that connect and scatter them around your house. Lead your partner to a special prize - whether it’s you, ready for your New Year’s kiss, or their favourite dessert, or a gift they always wanted.
These are our top ideas. What would you do as a couple? Let us know!