New Year’s Eve is hands down one of the most romantic dates in the calendar. There’s just something in the air at the end of the year, with the atmosphere charged with possibility as we celebrate a fresh start with our nearest and dearest. If you’re having a quiet one this year with just you and your partner, there are so many ways you can bring in the new year together in a special way. When it comes to romantic New Year’s Eve ideas for couples, the focus is often on spending quality time together and bringing the new year in with intention.
So, we’re going to look at 6 ways you can welcome in the new year together, from cosy nights in to thoughtful traditions. So make your New Year’s Eve date one to remember this year, or start your own New Year’s Eve traditions together! Let’s look at them now.
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1. Talk About Your Goals for the Year Ahead
New Year’s Eve is always a good time to make a fresh start. And this means it’s the perfect time to set new goals for the year ahead. These can be for anything: personal ones, career goals or intentions for your relationships for the year ahead! Whatever energy is important to you to take into the next year, this is your opportunity to make that all-important first step in making it a reality.
So, why not nestle in with a glass of wine and pen and paper, and spend some time contemplating what you want to achieve this year? Whether you’ve been together for one year or fifteen, sharing your hopes and aims for the future is always an intimate, bonding moment.
Your relationship is constantly shifting and developing, so a little goal setting here wouldn’t hurt either, whatever stage your relationship is in. You can use the quality time on NYE to sit and have a talk about your intentions for your relationship for the year ahead. This might include reflecting on what the last year has taught you, how your relationship has grown and what you want from the future together. This will only leave you feeling stronger and more united as a couple for the year ahead.
2. Have a Cosy Night In
When it’s cold and dark outside, it’s natural to want to be cosy and warm inside with the one you love. If that’s what you want from your New Year’s Eve date, we can’t blame you. Having a cosy night in with blankets, movies and snacks is a great way to bring in the new year with your partner. Plus, the holiday season is always a busy one, and between seeing family and friends, we seldom find ourselves with a moment alone. So taking time out for just you and your partner is sometimes exactly what you need to end the holidays.
For a cosy evening of new year romance, you could cook your favourite dishes, put on your favourite album and spend quality time together. An enamoree team favourite is to look back at your photos from the year and reflect on all the good memories you had together.
3. Make a Time Capsule
This one isn’t just something they do in the movies! You can make your very own time capsule to open up next New Year’s Eve and reflect on the times you spent together this calendar year.
If you’re stuck for ideas of what to put in your time capsule, don’t worry. Here are just a few to get you started:
- – Tickets from events or shows you went to together
- – Photos of your favourite memories
- – New year messages to each other for the next year
- – Receipts from a restaurant you went to together
- – Anniversary cards
- – Boarding passes or tickets from places you travelled together
- – Notes you’ve written each other over the last year
Once you’ve gathered everything you want to put in there, get a sturdy container and find the perfect place to hide (or even bury!) your time capsule.
This is one of the best New Year’s Eve ideas for couples to turn into yearly New Year’s Eve traditions. Memorialising your time together helps you reflect on good memories, as well as encourage you both to put more effort and time into your relationship.
4. Catch a Firework Show
Wherever you live, there’s likely to be a fireworks display nearby that you can go and watch with your partner. This is one of the classic new year date ideas because pretty much anyone can do it! It doesn’t get much more romantic than huddling up with your significant other, mulled wine in hand, as you watch the sky come alive with colour and light and we enter a new year. Plus, that new year kiss under the stars will always be a special one! And there’s something so cosy about wrapping up warm in your winter-friendly new year outfits and heading out into the night!
Expert tip: If cold weather really isn’t your thing and you don’t want to brave the cold, you could also just switch on the TV and catch the iconic fireworks display in London – we won’t tell!
5. Write Each Other a Letter
This is one of the more unorthodox new year date ideas, but stay with me here. Writing each other letters is a psychology-approved way of improving our relationships with all of our loved ones. Getting down your feelings on paper without being disrupted by the natural flow of a conversation can help you to process your emotions and communicate your needs better too. So if you want to amp up the new year romance with your beau for your New Year’s Eve date this year, why not write each other a love letter?
There are two ways to do this: you could write a letter on the night as a part of your New Year’s Eve date and save them for next year, or you could write them beforehand and read them out on the night, for a truly romantic New Year’s Eve. There are no better new year messages that you could give each other than these.
6. Get Away Together
If you want a New Year’s Eve to remember, then why not get away somewhere? Whether it’s abroad or a little staycation, a change of scenery is a great way to celebrate the new year! You can head out and share a romantic meal, explore a new place and enjoy a little luxury. This is also a great chance to put on your best New Year outfits and celebrate in style, if that’s more your vibe.
And there we have 6 New Year’s Eve ideas for couples that’ll help you bring in the new year right. Hopefully you’ve found the one for you this year, and this is the start of a beautiful new tradition for you and your significant other! Whatever your occasion, we’ve got the best recommendations and top tips to help you celebrate at enamoree – see for yourself by checking out our other posts here.