Countdown to New Year’s Eve!

I’m good, I’m good, I’m great

Know it’s been a while, now I’m mixing up the drank


Party Monster by The Weeknd



This weekend is about to be one of the biggest party weekends of the year. New Year’s Eve parties are going to be upon us soon.


For me, I hope to drink so much that I forget New Year’s Day marks the halfway point of my winter break. The two weeks I get every year to pretend I’m not a teacher and just party as hard as I want.


I have to party on a budget this year, but the question is how can this be achieved?

The most simple, and boring option is a quiet (or not so quiet) night at home. Eating seafood, black eyed peas, and cornbread, and watching the ball drop. Drinking a nice glass of wine, or a beer and bringing the new year in quietly with whoever is hosting and singing this year.


The next option is a house party. This is the preferable option because it is cheaper than a club or bar, you can drink whatever and however much you want, and you are bound to have a great time. This option is great if you have cool friends, that didn’t go out of town and on vacation because they didn’t have to work.

If you are going to a house party, remember to bring a bottle! Bring what you like to drink, but don’t bring something that you will be so protective of you become anti-social. So bring a bottle of Jack, but maybe leave the Single Barrel at home, unless you got monneyy.

Since New Year’s Eve is on a Sunday this year, I have some lame friends who have to work on Monday, so they can pay their bills and live.


This leaves my third option, going to a venue. There are so many venues to choose from, all varying in price ranges. There are some that are free, which a lot of local restaurants are doing (granted you pay for the food) and some breweries. Other are still within my price range, of $50 or less. Yes, I’m in the midwest, and $50 is still a lot for me, but it is doable.

Then there are some parties that are just way above my price range. I saw one that looked amazing, a masquerade ball, but they wanted $300 a person. I might go ahead and swing back to option one, because on my teacher salary, I can’t afford that, right after Christmas.


No matter what you do, or where you go, remember to drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive!


And if you don’t drink responsibly, have a friend that knows he signs of alcohol poisoning!

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