Christmas is celebrated by people of all religions, nationalities and ages. Both adults and children are waiting when this magical time comes so they can decorate the world around with colorful lights, set a beautiful Christmas tree in a bright outfit, make a secret wish and please the family and friends with gifts. And for someoneit is an opportunity to turn over the sad page of the outgoing year and start life from the scratch.
Many people respect omens and try to do everything to make the holiday unforgettable, to begin the year with happiness, with bright and joyful events. The choice of ideas for how to do this is wide and varied. According to the Eastern calendar, the symbol of 2021 is a White Metal Bull-a wise, noble animal that honors and values family traditions. Home warmth and comfortable, familiar environment will appeal to him. And what if you don’t want to stay at home at all, and your heart asks for more fun and joy? In fact, you can celebrate the New Year anywhere, the main thing is to be together with your family and friends.
How to Celebrate New year 2021 With Your Family
The life of many people passes at a high speed and a rich maelstrom of events. Therefore, a quiet family evening will not seem boring at all, but, on the contrary, will become a real outlet and an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones.
The “recipe” for a “home-based” New Year celebration includes the following components:
- Good mood. People you love and care about, the pets you love and literally everything, that makes your heart sing.
- Magic atmosphere. You can create it to your taste: set an elegant Christmas tree under the ceiling (live or artificial – does not matter), colorful garlands and shining tinsel. Maybe someone instead of a Christmas tree will prefer just twigs in a vase, a small garland and other decorations or the apartment will be decorated with DIY crafts made with children.
- Festive dish. A good reason to embody the crown recipes of hot and cold dishes, sweets and salads.
- Movies and cartoons. Old good movies and cartoons are a very important part of creating the holiday mood. Children will be get carried away with an exciting story, with special effects and graphics drawing unique images of fairy – tale creatures. Adults will appreciate some holiday concerts, movies and TV-shows on the occasion.
- Confetti, firecrackers, fireworks. This point also depends entirely on your desire and mood. You can use just a small indoor firecracker or go out with the whole family and start a more serious salute.
The Holiday Scenario
What else can you do besides watching your favorite shows and having a festive dinner? If you have free time and a creative impulse, you can think through the scenario of the New Year’s eve, make simple contests for adults and children. Here are some examples.
- «Who’s the most…». Children take turns saying compliments to their parents, the most eloquent wins. Then it’s the parents‘turn. It is better to say joking compliments for everyone’s fun.
- “Guess the word.” The contest is a pantomime; you need to show the hidden word to the other team using gestures. If the family is not very large, you cannot divide into teams, and represent the words in turn.
- «The Cleverest». Simple questions about cartoon characters, computer games (children will be especially happy), animals and plants are prepared in advance. The person who answers the biggest number of questions wins. Small children can play together with one of their parents.
- “Favorite number”. Everyone writes a random number on a piece of paper. The host asks questions. The answer will be the written number. The questions can be like that: how many times a day he eats, how many fingers on his right foot, how many kilograms he weighs, etc. Funny coincidences will please the whole friendly company.
- “Named snowflakes”. Hide snowflakes with the names of family members in the apartment (each person must have the same number of snowflakes). At the “start” command, participants start searching for their own snowflakes (if they find a snowflake with a different name, they need to keep silent and search further). The winner is the one who finds more snowflakes with his name.
- “Relay of wishes”. Pass a Sparkler around the circle and say a wish for the next year to the next participant.
Letter from Santa
Think up and write a letter in advance in which on behalf of Santa Claus praise each family member for his success and achievements in the past year, scold the family members kindly for mistakes, give advice and wish them the fulfillment of their plans (you can do it in specific cases). Little ones will be happy to get a note from Santa. But the best effect always has the words to the teens and grown-ups. Anyone needs a piece of miracle on the day like this. And it will be nice for adults to feel themselves children for a few moments.
Home Photo Session
New year is a real Klondike for the implementation of bright photography ideas. And you don’t need to go far for props: costumes, masks, holiday hats, tinsel, fruits, sweets – some of the above are sure to be found in the house. Ideas are diverse: family around the Christmas tree, in the light of a shining garland; at the holiday table; witha delicious dish or a composition of fruits; with the biggest candy; live footage during dances, games, competitions; funny photos and everything that you have enough inspiration and imagination for.
Favorite songs make the holiday homely and warm. As a rule, on new year’s eve old songs, well-known hits from childhood and youth fall on the soul. Children will be happy to perform songs from cartoons and modern repertoire.
It is better to create a playlist in advance. But even if the desire to sing arose suddenly, the Internet will always come to the rescue with a variety of selections and collections of tunes. Andevery family will have their own songs that warm the soul. If you have a home karaoke system and a large friendly family, you can arrange small competitions, inviting children to play the role of the jury. Another option is just to pass the microphone around and give a song as a greeting to someone close to you.
New Year 2021 Outdoors
Having fun in the fresh air will be an event, remembered by everyone for a long time. Of course, you should not go out in the bitter cold. It is not necessary to walk all night as well, even if the temperature is quite tolerable. The main thing is to dress according to the weather and stay in a great mood. Even if there is no hint of a snowstorm, it is better to wear warm clothes. You can choose a park, yard or territory near your country house as a place of entertainment. It is better to take some hot tea, sandwiches, sparklers, firecrackers.
New Year’s eve in the country will plunge you into the atmosphere of magic and give you the opportunity to relax from the city bustle. You should also prepare for such a holiday in advance. Stock up the wood if there is a stove in the house or check the heating system. To consider decorations for the home inside and out. Your only limit is your imagination only. You can enjoy delicious sausages fried on the grill. On a warm winter night the mood will be lifted by making a snowman with the whole family, by snowball fights, wallowing in snowdrifts, sledding, tubing, if there are slides nearby.
Make a Visit, Why Not?
The holiday is a great occasion to make some visits for a small talk or just to have fun together. It is fine to arrange the meeting in the very evening or even at night on occasion, because the whole day will be occupied with household choirs. Visiting friends, you can make some preparation in advance, for example dress up as Santa Claus and greet children and adults. You can also invite professional actors, if the budget allows. Products can be purchased in advance by both parties and everyone is preparing for the holiday together. The hosts usually cook the dishes and arrange activities.In case the whole responsibility lies on the hosts’, while visiting you can bring some snacks or supplies, or arrange some fun. Among the supplies you can take literally anything that is convenient to put on table in your area and cultural environment, as far these matters may vary. Don’t forget some sweets for the children if the family has any.
Places to Celebrate 2021 With Your Family
Christmas with your family does not mean that the clock should strike everyone at home. You can go on an unforgettable journey full of impressions and good adventures. The location depends on the capabilities and wishes of each family member.
A popular, reliable, proven and attractive budget option.
The streets of the country are decorated for the holiday, and recreational areas do not stop working. Most hotels have heated pools, both indoor and outdoor. A light jacket or windbreaker will be enough for walking around new year’s Turkey, since the air temperature is kept around +15 ° C. The resort country will also delight outdoor enthusiasts. Now a relatively new direction is developing here – ski resorts. The slopes and trails are suitable for beginners and children. You can choose, for example, in the resort of Uludag, 150 km from Istanbul. The snow covers the peaks therefrom mid-December to the end of March.
Welcome to New year’s Paris
There are quite a lot of options for tours around Christmas Europe.
There are options both for active tourists who prefer noisy fun, bright emotions and impressions and vice versa, for the ones, seeking comfort and quiet rest. Those who want to experience the romance and magic of the Chrstmas time are invited to visit Paris. The main festive events unfold at the Eiffel tower, next to the arc de Triomphe and on the Champs – Elysees. Having a ticket to visit the tower you can also get to the ice rink located below. Located in the European capital, Disneyland will fulfill many children’s dreams. Performances and exciting rides await children until one o’clock in the morning.
You can meet the next year with your family in different ways. If you decide to travel, it is better to know in advance all the nuances of the content of tours, the cost, and discounts that travel companies can offer to families. However, the New Year’s atmosphere cannot be compared to anything, regardless of whether there is fun at home or during the voyage. After all, the main thing is love, joy of spending time with your loved ones, the desire to please each other. Use your imagination and the Christmas and New Years’ time can become an unforgettable memory even within a modest budget.