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New Year's Eve Ideas When You're On A Budget

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With your wallet still recovering from the holiday season, try these budget-friendly New Year's Eve ideas from Kelly Hawker, the Brand Manager for Sex With Dr. Jess.

It's so easy to get caught up with the holidays that you push your New Year’s plans on the backburner.

By the time you get around to making NYE plans, your wallet is drained from holiday gift shopping. If you find yourself in this situation, not to worry - you're not alone.

Here are a few New Year’s ideas for when you're on a budget.

A Cottage or Cabin Escape

Whether it’s just you and your significant other or a big group of friends, spending your evening at a cottage or a cabin is a great way to ring in the new year. If you or someone you know is lucky enough to have access to this kind of vacation property, it will keep your costs down, and all you need to consider is your budget for food, drink and travel.

Celebrating in a Popular City Square

If you plan on celebrating in the big city, buying club tickets or fancy dinner reservations can get pricey. Why not head down to the free celebrations in your city's core? In big cities like Toronto and New York, free concerts, festivals and fireworks abound, but even in smaller towns, their main squares offer family-friendly activities for revelers of all ages.

House Party Potluck

This kind of celebration can not get any easier on your wallet. There is nothing better than an intimate atmosphere with you and your closest friends counting down the new year. Pick a theme for food and drink (e.g. Spanish, Austrian or Greek) and plan your decor and midnight toast accordingly.

An Evening Activity

If you aren't looking to spend a lot on NYE, that doesn't mean you have to sit and home and watch the festivities from your television. An evening activity with your partner couldn't be more romantic.

Celebrating from a warmer climate? A late-night picnic on the beach watching the fireworks is the perfect way to ring in the new year.

Or if you're living in a place that calls for a winter jacket, an outdoor activity can be both cost-friendly and thoughtful. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, a sleigh ride or ice skating are a few intimate options. What could be more romantic than spending your evening in a winter wonderland under the stars? Sold!

This article was written by Kelly Hawker, the Brand Manager for Sex With Dr. Jess.

Dr. Jess

"An award-winning speaker, Jess has worked with thousands of couples from all corners of the globe to transform their relationships via her wildly successful Marriage As A Business program. From Prague and Istanbul to Albuquerque and New York City, her relationship retreats receive rave reviews from some of the most powerful couples in the world who are drawn to her enthusiastic, practical and no-nonsense approach to happily ever after. Jess's doctoral research focused on sexual health and relationship education and she is passionate about accessible, classroom-based education. When she isn't globetrotting for speaking engagements, she volunteers with students, teachers and social service organizations to empower young people to embrace healthy, happy relationships. As a global ambassador for several brands, Jess contributes regularly to the biggest names in international media. You'll find her advice weekly in the likes of Women's Health, Men's Fitness, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Showtime and The Movie Network. Her insights into couple' issues reaches millions of homes across America as the host of the hit reality series Swing, which just capped its fifth season on PlayboyTV. Canadian-born and Chinese-Jamaican and Irish by descent, Dr. Jess loves ultimate frisbee, crab, airplane turbulence, cheese and red wine. Makes perfect sense, right?"
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