New Year’s Eve gets all the hype, but if you ask me, New Year’s Day is where the real fun is.
Don’t get me wrong, I love dressing to the nines, eating fancy finger food and toasting flutes of champagne (this style is a fave) while counting backwards from 10 as much as the next person. I may even get a tad misty when we get to “1,” and Auld Lang Syne fills the room. (I can’t help but think of the end of When Harry Met Sally — spoiler alert.)
Mostly, there’s so much buildup leading to midnight, that once it’s over I’m flooded with an underwhelmed feeling, and occasionally a throbbing headache. Take heed, sloe gin is never a good idea, no matter how authentic your 1920s-themed party is.
New Year’s Day is full of optimism, resolutions and of course, brunch!
It’s the perfect way to ring in the first day of the new year. You’re allowed to sleep in (which you’ve rightfully earned) and it doesn’t require formal attire. It gives you the opportunity to reflect on the past year and bask in the promising glow of the new one, all while casually sipping mimosas.
So let’s celebrate and embrace the new year. But first, brunch!
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