If you're boycotting the overpriced clubs and overcrowded bars this New Year's Eve and are opting for a big night in instead, then we feel you! There's so much hype and expectation for New Year's Eve to be the biggest and best night out of the year and half the time we end up blowing all our money by 12:30, get stung by the triple fare cab ride to McDonald's and end up having a crap night anyway, so don't put yourself through it this year and have a big night in instead. Staying in on New Year's Eve doesn't have to mean you're missing out! Whether you gather all your best gal pals round to your house for a boozy night in, or whether you're having a chilled movie night with your other half, get some inspo from our New Year's Eve night in guide and make this New Year's Eve one to remember...
1. Cheese & Wine Night
Baked camembert. Need we say more? Ditch the sticky dance floors and overcrowded pubs this New Year's Eve and have a girly night in with a cheese and wine night instead. No club is better than baked camembert, soz.
2. Movie Marathon
Invite all the girls over and each bring a movie of your choice. Stock up on popcorn and chocolate and you're good to go! You'll most probably end up talking through every single film, but it's the thought that counts!
3. Host A Dinner Party
Host a Come Dine with Me night, minus the drunk taxi scoring and show off your cooking (or reheating) skills this New Year's Eve. Nothing beats good food and a good laugh after all, so give each member of your squad a task to be in charge of and go sophisticated this NYE.
You're never too old for a girly sleepover, so set up the blow-up beds, stock up on face masks and snacks and cosy up in some PJs and gossip until the early hours of the morning with your best gal pals, with a bottle or two of wine!
5. Games Night
A couple of bottles of wine + Charades = best night ever. Round the squad up, put the iPhones down and go back to basics with a good old fashioned game this New Year's Eve instead. Get your hands on Articulate or Cards Against Humanity, and we promise you'll be so thankful you stayed in this New Year's Eve!
Dig out the SingStar from the loft, gather your girls and sing your way into 2018. Your neighbours might hate you, but hey it'll be worth it!