Throw a family-friendly celebration
What better way to celebrate New Year's than at home with family and friends? Our appetizer recipes are a healthy way to ring in the New Year.
Capping off the year’s busiest month, New Year’s Eve is a chance to celebrate the past while welcoming a new beginning. However, venturing out to celebrate can often be expensive, crowded, and impersonal. This year, start a new tradition by hosting a lively fête for family and friends at home.
When organizing a family party, much of your planning will depend on the ages of those in attendance. A great way to make sure the younger crowd will enjoy themselves is by getting them involved in planning the menu, making decorations, and picking out games or activities. Remember, your plans don’t need to be elaborate in order to be memorable.
New Year’s Eve around the world
Need more inspiration? Why not kick off the new year with a tradition inspired by celebrations from around the world?
In Italy, lentils are served on New Year’s Eve, the belief being that these coin-shaped legumes will bring prosperity. In Denmark, at the stroke of midnight, you might see people jumping. This is said to banish bad luck and bring good fortune into the new year. German New Year’s Eve festivities often include fish, which symbolize good luck. In Spain, it is customary to quickly eat a dozen grapes at midnight in order to predict the year ahead; each sweet grape represents a good month, and a sour grape means a less-than-lucky one.
No matter how you celebrate, make sure to gather near the ones you love, create special memories, and, most importantly, have a happy new year.