This post was written in partnership with Stella Artois. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
I spent last New Year’s Eve living it up with my besties in Las Vegas, but this year I’m in the mood for something more low key. To ring in the New Year in style, I’ve decided to host a cozy NYE girls’ night in at my new apartment in Cape Town!
We’re going to ditch the heels and dresses for robes and slippers– and some New Year’s Eve decor– of course. With my chaotic traveling schedule, there’s nothing better than a night in with my girls. That’s why I’m going to host one to remember.
Welcome to my New Year’s Eve Girls’ Night In with Stella Artois!
For me, 2018 is going to be about enjoying the little moments and making time for my friends whenever I can. So, on the 31st, you’ll find us all cozied up and binge watching our favorite flicks with refreshments in hand.
To prepare, I’ve created the ultimate slumber party to-do list with drinks, movies, games, and more. Feeling inspired to have a low key New Year’s Eve?
Check out my girls’ night in checklist for all of the party essentials:
Games: What’s a girls’ night in without games? It’s so rare that any of us get around to playing good old fashion, no-tech games anymore and slumber parties are the perfect excuse. At my New Year’s Eve slumber party, it’ll be timeless picks like Twister and Monopoly, along with some of my funnier favorites like Cards Against Humanity and Speak Out.
Drinks: 2018 is the year of Stella Artois Lager and Stella Artois Cidre- especially the cider with its yummy soft apple sweetness! I’d also highly recommend stocking up on all the fixings to make some cozy hot cocoa!
For perfect holiday cocktail, try a radler! The recipe is completely down to personal preference but, basically, it’s just a blend of cider (Stella Artois Cidre or non-alcohol) or Stella Artois Lager with an orange garnish. Start with a 50-50 ratio then experiment until you find your prefect blend. If you have BFFs who think they don’t like beer, this will make them think again.
Movies: I love a good theme party! That’s why it’s going to be all about New Year’s Eve movies all night. I don’t know how many we will actually watch, but I’m going to make sure my queue is loaded up with classics. Plus, you can’t go wrong with some Sex and the City!
Music: Again, it’s all about the theme! While there’s always room for a mixture of party hits, you’ve got to be sure to squeeze in the NYE classics. That means “New Year’s Resolution” by Camera Obscura; “New Year’s Resolution” by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas; “Funky New Year” by The Eagles; and, of course, a good mashup of different versions of Auld Lang Syne.
Food: You’ve got to go old school for girls’ night in with some perfect sweet and savory Stella Artois Lager and Stella Artois Cidre accompaniments. At my fiesta, it’ll be a buffet of popcorn and candies, pizza, and Chinese takeout!
Party Favors: Sheet facial masks, cozy socks and lots of party decorations to celebrate the countdown!
How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve this year?!