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    9 Alternative Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve 2019

    See out the year in the way that suits you best.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community for their favourite New Year's Eve traditions. Here are some you might want to pick up.

    1. Set up a new tradition with the one you love the most.

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    "My husband and I have had the same tradition for the last 9 years. We stay in on NYE, we cook a delicious seafood meal together, and watch movies by the fire all cuddled up together. It's AMAZING to just be home with the person I love most in the world, and the best way, most relaxing way to ring in the new year."


    "I stay home and my family and I listen to music and then cook a bunch of appetizers, and have chips and dip. I know it sounds lame but we’ve been doing it forever so why break tradition?"


    2. Try out a new recipe – or take the chance to develop a family classic.

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    "My adoptive mother is Dutch, so every New Years she makes oliebol! Basically deep fried Dutch donut balls with currants and apple in the batter, with icing sugar dusted over the top :)

    I haven’t been home for New Years in 4 years, but this time I’ll be home and will eat my weight in oliebol."


    3. Commit to having fun in the silliest way possible.

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    "My family has always done this thing where we fill the living room up with balloons, so many the floor’s completely covered and they’re going partway up the walls. then, when the clock strikes midnight, we run around and pop all the balloons."


    4. Splash out on a new outfit for NYE – but one that you can wear again and again...

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    "My family has a pajama party! That way, as soon as we’re done celebrating, we can go straight to bed!!"


    5. Take the time to do something that normally takes ages.

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    "Each year we go over to my sisters house and play board games with the entire family while playing Dick Clark’s rocking New Year’s Eve in the background. We play Monopoly because it’s the only night we have enough TIME to finish the game! Even after having kids, we all still get together :)"


    6. Look into traditions from around the world – like this Spanish one.

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    "My family has a tradition of eating exactly 12 grapes one for every second of the count down to the new year. As you eat the grape making a wish. It's so funny seeing who can actually finish the in exactly the 12 seconds!"


    7. Or this good vibes Romanian one.

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    "You see, Romanians are pretty superstitious. Because of that, tradition goes that you should always eat fish on New Year's Eve so that you'd "go through the new year like a fish in water". I love fish so that works for me!"


    8. Get good and snuggly, and enjoy an early night while everyone else stays out 'til dawn.

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    "Being in bed by 9pm"


    9. Take the pressure off the actual moment and make a plan for one minute past midnight.

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    "My siblings and I always have a big movie marathon that starts AFTER midnight. We all wait up and make a ton of food, each pick a movie (there's 6 of us so it's a decent marathon haha), and then once midnight hits we watch as many movies as possible and try to be the last one to fall asleep. None of us work or go to school on New Year's Day, so we sleep off the marathon that day!!"


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