Already have a money hangover from Christmas? The last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on New Year’s Eve celebrations, here is a quick list of ways to cut the New Years Eve costs without missing any of the fun:
1) Host a New Years Day Brunch
Not a big night owl but still want to partake in the New Year’s fun? Plan a New Year’s day brunch, hosting a brunch will allow you to celebrate with friends, spending a fracture of what you would on a NYE party. You won’t need to stock the bar as deep, or provide pricey food options. Plus there is no need to blow your budget on the latest sequins frock, hello a pair of jeans and a comfy sweater. Hosting isn’t your thing? Put together a brunch at one of your favorite restaurants. By default you’ll spend a lot less on a breakfast/lunch meal than you will on dinner.
2) Rent your party dress
Are you someone who thrives on New Years? Loving the party scene, hopping from party to party or bar to bar. No need to blow your budget on a designer get-up, plan ahead and rent your party dress. Rent the Runway allows fashion lovers to rent a designer dress, jewelry, and accessories, putting together the perfect outfit at a fracture of the retail price. Peruse a number of options, once you decide, you pick two sizes and your chosen dress will on your doorstep in time for your big night out. Any order $75 will receive 20% off, and any order over $100 will get $40 off.
3) Buy tickets in advance
If you are planning on hitting up a concert or a large NYE party, make sure you purchase your tickets in advance. Buying tickets are the door are always more costly and of course you run the risk of the tickets being sold out.
4) Plan a Staycation
What better way to ring in 2015 than with room service? Book a last-minute deal in your town, and start the new year with some pampering. Live near an airport? Hotels near airports tend to be the most affordable options in each city, if you’re planning on just relaxing what does location matter? Hotel room not in your budget? Plan to stay in and treat yourself with your favorite take-out.
5) Spend New Year’s Eve on a Train or Plane
If you are willing to travel late on the 31st or early on the 1st, there are a multitude of deals to be had. Consider jetting off for a weekend away, if you don’t mind an odd departure time. If you really want to save to save on New Year’s travel don’t be too picky with your destination. For even deeper discounts, fly at odd hours such as a red-eye, and don’t shy away from connecting flights. If you don’t mind a little travel inconvenience there are big deals to be had.
Regardless of your budget, there is a number of ways to ring in 2015.