Here we go – it’s not just the end of the year, but the end of the decade!
As we leave 2019 and head for 2020, households up and down the country will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in a whole host of different ways. But we can guarantee that some scenes will be the same at every single party!
Here’s the Avant Life guide to what will happen at your NYE party!
Nobody turns up on time
“But the invite specifically said 7:30pm!”
It’s 7:35pm, nobody has arrived and you’re in a panicked state you’ll be left letting off party poppers on your own come midnight.
Relax, it’s almost tradition to turn up to a New Year’s Eve party fashionably late!
The untouched buffet
If you’re hosting a NYE party, you want to make a good impression on your guests – and one way you think will wow the crowds will be to put on one hell of a spread. After hours of hard labour in the kitchen, you create a banquet fit for royalty with a whole host of party snacks to keep everyone well fed.
Fast-forward a few hours and the only thing that has been touched is the crisps and dip, despite you telling people every five minutes “please, feel free to tuck in!”
Guaranteed gate crashers
Everyone always says they never have plans for New Year’s Eve, so news that you’re throwing a party will literally spread like wildfire. As soon as you’ve clicked send on that invite, you can guarantee you’ll be ambushed with requests for people to bring every Tom, Dick and Harry along with them.
So, your little soiree of fine wines and cheese suddenly becomes the must-attend event to celebrate the start of 2020. The “if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in” policy is a must!
DJ Battle 2K19 / 2K20
You can’t throw a party without having a top playlist packed with banger after banger. But tastes differ, and after a few bevvies, everyone starts to think they’re a superstar DJ ready to “bring da house down”.
So be ready for an eclectic mix of grime, heavy metal, 90s cheese and to top it all off, a few love-fuelled ballads. Come January 1, your ears will be ringing and your throat will be sore from all the singing!
Celebrating too early or too late
It’s practically a military mission trying to coordinate celebrating the clock striking midnight and welcoming in the new year. Your phone will tell a different time to your watch, which will tell a different time to your oven alarm, which will tell a different time to your wall clock.
By the time you’ve argued about what time is actually is, you’ve either committed early and partying like it’s still 2019 or left it too late and you’ve missed that 2020 turnover.
Nobody knowing the name of *the* song
Old Land Sign? Owl’s Long Spine? Hold Jan’s Line?
Ahhh you mean that dance where everyone crosses arms, holds hands and bounces a little bit?
Yes, that one.
IT’S THE AULD LANG SYNE!
One person that never wants the party to end
We all love a good party, but there has to be a point where we say enough is enough. Every party always has one of attendee (usually the one who has consumed the most alcohol) who will try keep the shindig going for as long as possible.
After the third rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” and the classic drunken “I love you so much, you’re such a good friend” chat though, it’s definitely time to call it a night.