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10 NYE Plans Besides the Club Scene

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There are a million promoters flooding your Instagram timeline right now with "the best way to bring in the New Year" at some club that will packed with hundreds of people dancing, sweating, and taking shots into the New Year. Although twerkin' into 2015 will be fun, there are a million other things some of us would rather do. Even though there are only few more hours left in 2014 and most NYE plans are being finalized, here are a few ideas for those of us who would rather spend time with friends without the laser lights and  pricy over priced cover charge of the nightclub.

 

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NYE PLans Create a time capsule with some of your most prized possessions and memories  of 2014 and bury it somewhere (that you will remember) and open it in exactly one year.

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Gather your friends together and create your 2015 vision boards. It's always great to share your dreams and aspirations with the people who are in your circle, and you can also bounce ideas and give other advice on how to make those dreams a reality.

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One of my favorite scenes of Waiting to Exhale is the ending when all of the ladies have a mini campout/ bonfire and bring in the New Year laughing and toasting. While waiting on the clock to strike midnight roast marshmallows and take a few shots to keep warm.

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Have a game night, because Twister, Clue, and Taboo never get old.

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Makeovers- Get the girls together and make some DIY sugar scrubs and have facials. Make 2015 a fresh start with a fresh face.

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Pack your bags and go on a mini road trip out of the house for a bit, gas is cheap right now so it's a great time to do it.

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Make a trip to the casino, what is better than starting the new year with money in your pocket (unless you lose).

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Before you start those New Years resolutions you may as well indulge in that last bit of sweets. Gather the girls and bring all of your favorite sweets. Make an ice cream sundae bar, bake cookies, eat cheesecake and embrace those last bit of calories.

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Binge watch Scandal. The season kicks back off on January 29th, so why not catch up and relive what Daddy Pope, Liv, and Fitz did before the finale. Which leads to..

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Have a wine tasting party!  Have all of your friends bring over there favorite bottles, and sample until you can't anymore.

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