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Are you feeling uninspired for what to do this New Year’s? Don’t fret. We’ve got an alternative idea or two up our sleeve, especially for you.

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the best of what there is to do for New Year’s and what to wear for every event.

Read on for last minute New Year's inspration...


The New Year's Eve Gatsby Ball at Spinnaker Tower


What? Travel back in time for a 20s inspired New Years’ bash that’s got the best view in town at 500 feet above beautiful Portsmouth Harbour.

Where? The Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth.

What’s included? A fun-filled celebration above the water. Expect live music bands, DJs and plenty of bubbly and canapés.

What to wear? Sequin-spliced dresses are necessary and faux-fur gilets are mandatory.


Host a Game Night at Home


What? A night (or weekend) filled with friends, games, food and lots of laughter.

Where? In your humble abode.

What’s included? The best part of it is that you can include as much or as little as you want. Your home, your rules.

What to wear? Just because you're staying in, this doesn't mean that you can't dress up for the occasion. Strike the perfect balance between dressy and off-duty with a crystal-strewn jumperand faux-leather culottes.


Ice Skating at Somerset House


What? Skate into the New Year with friends and family.

Where? Somerset House, London.

What’s included? A quarter bottle of Fortnum’s Rosé champagne to enjoy during a spectacular firework display from the exclusive River Terrace. Festive foods and drinks, from savoury fondue to Welsh rarebit or mulled cider to Irish hot chocolate, will be served all night.

What to wear? All cold-weather essentials. Think warm coatglovesscarf and pom pom hat.


Rent a Cottage or Inn in The Lake District


What? Escape to the scenic Lake District for the calmest and most natural way to step into the New Year.

Where? A cottage or Inn in The Lake District.

What’s included? Acres and acres of natural land, fresh air and a calm environment to unwind before the New Year starts again.

What to wear? A weather-appropriate mac coatchunky cardigan and warm faux-fur lined boots that you can comfortably walk  in for longer than half an hour.


Intimate House Party at Langshott Manor


What? A lavish party in the heart of Surrey.

Where? Langshott Manor, Surrey.

What’s included? A weekend that promises cream tea, black-tie reception, 6-course meal, live music performances and plenty of dancing. Plus, a hearty full English breakfast to enjoy on New Year ’s Day.

What to wear? Nothing says high-octane glamour quite like a velvet dress accompanied with a croc-embossed cross-body bag, that doubles as a clutch.


A Pamper Weekend


What? Start the New Year as you mean to go on – in complete serenity. Pack your bags and head for a weekend of champagne sipping, jacuzzi splashing and utter relaxing. From complimentary facials to massages, there’s a weekend deal that’s got your name on it.

Where? Anywhere but in the city.

What’s included? Therapeutic massages, saunas and complete peace and quiet away from your hectic home. Bliss.

What to wear? One word: loungewear. Spend the weekend in supreme comfort by slipping into a cashmere jumper and joggers.

 

Happy New Year from Great Plains