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Pop the Cork at Home in Southwest Florida This New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2017 02:51PM ● By Kevin
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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

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.

Game on

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:

New Years Eve and Town Birthday - start Dec 31 2017 1200PM

New Year's Eve and Town Birthday - Dec 31, 2017, 12 PM

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 » 


New Years Eve Naples Philharmonic - start Dec 31 2017 0900PM

New Year's Eve: Naples Philharmonic - Dec 31, 2017, 9 PM

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 » 


New Years Eve Fireworks - start Dec 31 2017 0730PM

New Year's Eve Fireworks - Dec 31, 2017, 7:30 PM

Find a spot anywhere along Naples Beach for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks, blasting off from Naples Pier. Most area boat sightseeing tours offer passage to watch the fireworks from ... Read More » 


Sundial New Years Eve Bash - start Dec 31 2017 0700PM

Sundial New Year's Eve Bash - Dec 31, 2017, 7 PM

Ring in the New Year with a fun filled evening under the stars on Sundial's beach-front pool deck. This family-friendly event will be the perfect way to celebrate the start of 2018. Al... Read More » 


New Years Eve Trolley Event - start Dec 31 2017 0800PM

New Year's Eve Trolley Event - Dec 31, 2017, 8 PM

Ring in 2018 - South Cape Style! Board the exclusive trolleys in South Cape to celebrate the new year! You'll travel to various locations to enjoy a specialty drink for just $2.50 at e... Read More » 


New Years Eve at Dixie Roadhouse  Rockade - start Dec 31 2017 0700PM

New Year's Eve at Dixie Roadhouse & Rockade - Dec 31, 2017, 7 PM

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 » 


Bring in the New Year with the Aloha Spirit - start Dec 31 2017 0500PM

Bring in the New Year with the Aloha Spirit - Dec 31, 2017, 5 PM

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 » 


Great Gatsby New Years Eve Bash - start Dec 31 2017 0730PM

Great Gatsby New Years Eve Bash - Dec 31, 2017, 7:30 PM

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 » 


A la Carte Options New Years Eve at The Saloon - start Dec 31 2017 0430PM

A la Carte Options New Year's Eve at The Saloon - Dec 31, 2017, 4:30 PM

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 » 


Ter-Tinis New Years Eve Bash - start Dec 31 2017 0800PM

Ter-Tini's New Years Eve Bash! - Dec 31, 2017, 8 PM

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 » 


Annual New Years Eve Party at Cape Harbour - start Dec 31 2017 0800PM

Annual New Year's Eve Party at Cape Harbour - Dec 31, 2017, 8 PM

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 » 


New Years Eve Party at Fathoms - start Dec 31 2017 0530PM

New Year's Eve Party at Fathom's - Dec 31, 2017, 5:30 PM

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 Years Eve Rock To Gold - start Dec 31 2017 0730PM

New Year’s Eve 'Rock To Gold' - Dec 31, 2017, 7:30 PM

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 » 


24 CARAT Live New Years Eve Show - start Dec 31 2017 0830PM

24 CARAT Live New Year's Eve Show - Dec 31, 2017, 8:30 PM

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 » 

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