It comes with a plastic fork!
Okay, so the latter is a total lie (and there you were thinking that I was going to introduce you to an exotic new variety of noodles in a cup. HA!), but temporarily forget such a ridiculous wee fabrication, because it’s time to discuss NEW YEAR’S EVE!
Is there a stranger event?! Sure, possibly if there was a yearly celebration for plastic troll dolls, but there’s not, so let’s lean towards no. There’s the pressure! (“You have to start the year on the right track!”) There’s the excitement! (“Ooh, new year, new START!” “Hel-lo, sequinned party number that I’ve absolutely been saving up for this night!”) And of course, there’s the confusion:
“How the ___ am I going to spend it?!”
Personally, not being much of a let’s-all-embark-to-the-city-to-see-the-fireworks-and-very-likely-get-stampeded-by-the-rest-of-Sydney kind of girl, my New Year’s Eve is typically an incredibly low-key barbecue-style affair (except for that year where I DID venture into the city and practically get stampeded), but are there other activities which could be completed in the pursuit of having an excellent evening? Of course! Here’s twenty suggestions on how to welcome in 2011!
Adventure Category: “I Don’t Care If It’s ‘Boring’ – I’m Not Leaving The House!”
Hey, who said anything about it being boring?! You can have an UNREAL time at home!
x Say “pft!” (no, really! It’s fun) to battling the crowds for a single glass of vodka from your local bar and research a cocktail recipe (or three!) and devise your own homemade beverages, instead. x Rent a stack of your favourite films (a series of thriller movies? A cluster of animated cartoons?) and have a miniature movie marathon. x Concoct a themed three-course meal. (Mexican? Rainbow-coloured?!) x Duck into a department or thrift store on the day and purchase a stack of board games to be played over hot chocolate. Or wine. Or both! x Re-decorate or re-arrange a room. x Decide that 2011 will be ‘the year of the exotic tropical island holiday!’ and spend the evening scouring luxury villas with your friends. x Compose a list of activities or achievements you’d like to conquer in the twelve months ahead. (Or simply discuss it with your parents/partner/pot plant named Sylvester!) x Grab a set of supplies and embark on an evening of crafting. (I say this because I know there are a HEAP of you who are astonishingly clever when it comes to making things, NOT because I have the DIY skills of a dog bowl! Which I do.) x Learn a dance routine to a FANTASTICALLY choreographed video. (Again, I possess the rhythm of a dog bowl, but is it glorious to stand there and try? Yes!)
Adventure Category: “I Don’t Know OR Care What I’m Doing – But I Must Leave The House!”
x Grab a group of friends and venture out for a good old-fashioned indoor bowling session. Daggy shoes! Hideous music! Epic amounts of enjoyment! What’s NOT to love?! (The daggy shoes?! Oh, come on! They’ve got CHARM!) x Book a table for dinner at your favourite restaurant. x Play a game of mini golf. x See a movie at an outdoor moonlight cinema. x Stroll across a beach. x Visit a karaoke bar. x Laugh yourself silly at a comedy club. x Spend the night in a glorious hotel room. x Get away from it all and spend the night on a plane! x See a concert or show. x Swill tea and devour pastel-hued macaroons at a fancy-schmancy tea room. x Camp underneath the stars.
Regardless of where you’ll be when the clock strikes Midnight tomorrow, I hope you have a terrific time! And just because I don’t like to leave you hanging, here’s a picture of some weird noodles anyway: