The thought of extravagant New Year’s Eve plans might make you feel overwhelmed.

Maybe you’re sick of spending money or just want to do something different to ring in the new year.

And you can – and you should. There are alternatives available to traditional New Year’s Eve partying.

Here are a few low-key, affordable options to bring in the new year:


Vision Board Session

Vision Board
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What better way to start the new year than while in the midst of a creative and self-caring act? Another added benefit is that the supplies for creating a vision board cost significantly less than whatever might have been spent on overpriced club cocktails and an Uber during surge pricing. The purpose of a vision board is to set your intentions for the upcoming year using visual symbols and then place that vision board somewhere you can see it on a regular basis.

It is essentially a daily reminder of how you want your life to be, feel, look. All you need are scissors, a stack of magazines, glue, and a poster board or cork board. Check out Pinterest for examples and tips. There’s no wrong way to make a vision board. There’s also no reason to be completely sober. Grab a bottle of champagne and toast to your vision for your life at the strike of midnight.

For added fun, grab a few friends and make it an NYE vision board get-together.