Pop the Cork at Home in Southwest Florida This New Year's Eve
Dec 30, 2017 02:51PM
● By Kevin
According to a recent survey commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, this year, 61 percent of Americans who plan on celebrating New Year's Eve plan on celebrating at home. To help make your night the most memorable celebration ever, here are some great ways to ring in 2018 from the comfort of your own home.
Girls just want to have fun
Ladies leave your man at home - tonight it's all about you. Instead of waiting for a drink in that crowded party full of strangers, have a girls' night in at your place. Of women surveyed, 67 percent said they would skip a New Year's Eve party for a girls' night in. So, pop open some bubbly and celebrate 2017 with your closest girlfriends. For more inspiration on what to serve, visit barefootwine.com.
Sing in the New Year
What's the best part of celebrating at home? You can dance like no one's watching. Make your New Year's bash a dance party. Create a playlist with all of your favorite songs from 2017 and dance the night away.
Get your party poppin'
Pop some bubbly, pop some popcorn and pop in a movie. Waiting until midnight leaves plenty of time to throw on a good movie before the clock strikes. Continue celebrating the best of 2017 by watching this year's biggest blockbuster movies. Need a little inspiration for what to watch? Try something starring Kate Upton or Bradley Cooper. According to the survey, when asked which celebrity women most want to have as their New Year's kiss, Bradley tops the list, while the guys would go for Kate. If you want to serve your guests a signature drink while they enjoy the movie, try the Barefoot Bubbly New Year's Rock.
Looking for a fun game to play? Have everyone write down a pop culture event or relevant celebrity from 2017 on a sticky note (for example, the total eclipse of the sun, the Royal Engagement, Beyonce and Jay Z's newborn twins, Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer), and give it to the person to your left without revealing what is written, and stick it to their forehead. The person will ask yes or no questions and attempt to guess what is written on the note.
With a few friends, yummy cocktails and fun games, you'll have a memorable New Year's celebration.
Go Out in Southwest Florida!
Just in case it's too much to throw your own shindig together last minute, here are a few local places throwing a party:
Come celebrate the birthday of the Town of Fort Myers Beach and New Year's Eve at Time Square. Festivities begin at noon with free cupcakes starting between noon and 1pm. Live music wil... Read More »
Andrey Boreyko, conductor Ring in your New Year in sublime style with a Naples Philharmonic concert followed by a grand post-performance reception. Dance the night away, celebrate with... Read More »
What better way to bring in the New Year than with 1,200 of your closest friends at the #1 voted nightclub in SW Florida... Dixie Roadhouse and Rockade! Doors open at 7pm Live conce... Read More »
Ring in the New Year 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a one-night-only, four-course menu of 2-pound live Maine lobster or a 34-ounce tomahawk ribeye. Read More »
Delicious Four Course Dinner in the Roaring Style of the 20s! $65 Per Person (+ tax & gratuity) CASH BAR 7:30PM-12AM Champagne Toast at Midnight! Artichoke and Company has proud... Read More »
The Saloon will serve an a la carte menu all New Year’s Eve long, from 4:30 until close. No prix fixe menus. No set times. Reservations are not accepted. The Saloon will serve its regular... Read More »
In Ter-Tini's and the NEW Patio Bar, Ring in the New Year with us! DJ, Dancing, Great Food, Champange Toast at Midnight and Party Favors! From Craft Beers to Chocolate Martini's! ... Read More »
The annual event features midnight fireworks and a 170-foot illuminated ball drop from the Cape Harbour Marina complex. Plus live music by Soapy Tuna, a three-course menu and drinks. Ther... Read More »
Soapy Tuna makes a pit stop at Fathom's before heading to Cape Harbour Marina. The restaurant serves a four-course surf-and-turf meal and a Champagne toast with a dessert from Norman Love... Read More »
New York band The Styles performs a tribute to the legends of doo wop and Motown. The gala dinner dance includes a buffet dinner, a Champagne toast and an open bar (for four hours). Th... Read More »
Come ring in the New Year with Anthony and the whole gang, as 24 Carat performs live classic rock on the patio. Great food, cold drinks, dancing, live music, and fun! A surf-and-turf d... Read More »