There’s probably a lot you’re looking forward to saying farewell to in 2020, so take advantage of some good luck traditions and start 2021 on a positive note! Follow the link in the bio for some New Year's ideas!
In China, people clean their homes before the new year so they can sweep away the bad luck and be ready to welcome in the good.
If you’re keeping warm around the fire pit, people can write down the things they’re ready to let go of and toss them into the fire. It may feel silly, but we’ll take all the good luck we can get.
Feast on Good Luck Foods
Long noodles symbolize a long and prosperous life in China and Japan, and black-eyed peas (stewed with ham hocks and collard greens) are good luck in the South. Foods that look like coins or cash or are gold in hue—like mandarins, dumplings, cabbage, cornbread, lentils, and greens—are thought to help bring you prosperity in the new year. Germans eat cute marzipan pigs for an auspicious start to the new year—or try their more daring good luck dish: pickled herring.
And at midnight, you can follow the Spanish tradition of popping 12 grapes in your mouth, one for each stroke of the clock, to help you get a fresh start for the new year.
DIY Your Own Ball Drop
You can bring the ball drop to your own living room this New Year's Eve thanks to this glittery tutorial: https://bit.ly/2IJjRnE
Attend a Virtual Party—Dwayne Gretzky New Year’s Eve 2021
Toronto’s celebrated live music spectacle DWAYNE GRETZKY, will present its coveted annual New Year’s Eve Party, this year presented as a live streaming event, totally free.
Break Out The Games
Invite friends for a virtual game night. There are plenty of fun games, like Cards Against Humanity and Werewolf, that you can play online. https://bit.ly/34eMwZp
Enjoy Breakfast—For Dinner
Another sweet way to close out 2020: Whip up a breakfast-for-dinner party—complete with stacks of cinnamon roll pancakes, apple cider waffles, chocolate babka french toast, a fruit-filled dutch baby, plenty of bacon, and a round of coffee shake shots. Best of all, though: You'll have a fridge full of tasty leftovers in the morning.