It’s New Year’s Eve! The one day of the year that many single ladies like myself dread. So I’m here to help you out! I have a few tips for making this year–and any night in the future–a breeze.
A Single Girl’s Guide to a Rocking New Year’s Eve
Sport bold lipstick. Own it, girl. This can be a scary jump, but it’s totally worth it. Believe me, this is coming from a chap stick connoisseur (that was really hard to spell). I can count eight different chap sticks I’m using now. But to make my point, bold lipstick is a must-have for New Year’s! Kick off the new year with an eye-catching smile.
Listen to a girl-power playlist. You’ve gotta play pump-up music either getting ready or at the party you’re going to or hosting. There’s nothing like a little Beyoncé or Kelly Clarkson to make you feel all bubbly. Thought Catalog has an amazing single ladies playlist for NYE I might just use all year round.
Make a photo booth. If you’re hosting a party, make your own photo booth and take fun photos with crazy, crappy New Year’s Eve party hats and props. Support dollar stores around the world! Can I just say I’m obsessed with this example from Oh Happy Day?
Eat whatever snacks you want. Let’s be honest, you’re not kissing anyone at midnight, so show that buffalo chicken dip who’s boss!
Decide your own plans. Don’t get stuck into doing what all the couples are doing or what your parents are doing or what you did last year. “It’s tradition that we usually…” WRONG. As a single girl, this is the only time in your life you can make (or avoid) plans without having to consider someone else’s schedule. When you have a husband and kids someday, you’re going to get roped into attending a lame basement party where the squeeze cheese runs out before 10 p.m. and someone’s kid explodes Capri Sun all over the carpet. (If that’s your kind of scene, don’t get mad at me! I used to love that too but I was 8-years-old and not a 20-something living in the city.)
Primp. Shave your legs, paint your nails, actually wash your hair–do whatever makes you feel glamorous. You don’t need anyone but you to appreciate it.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you. Chin up, look fabulous and have a great, safe and happy new year!