I’m so excited to share a little tradition we started that was a year in the making, and how you can do it too! Who doesn’t love finding a great New Year’s Eve Date Idea? But this one is extra great for at-home New Year’s Eve ideas for couples!
New Year’s Eve Memory Jar
Why not end the year celebrating the highlights of it? Enter, one of our favorite NYE at home ideas for couples: the New Year’s Eve memory jar!
Memory Jar Ideas
Start by talking about each month of the year, and the biggest events that happened in each. Also, try to think of your favorite experience that month.
It doesn’t have to be anything huge (but definitely can be)! Did you binge-watch a show? Did you find a great date night idea and make it happen?
We thought it would be really fun to end each month by writing down a few of our favorite memories that had happened that month. We figured at the end of the year we could spend New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day reading each memory and celebrating our favorite moments together.
If you didn’t do this in advance, it’s not too late! Pull up your calendar or look through pictures on your phone to help you out. You can write them all on New Year’s Eve and still come up with a great memories jar.
How to Decorate a Memory Jar
I tried to jazz it up a little bit by painting some Popsicle sticks with craft paint. Also, I got crafty and frosted a mason jar to hold our memories, but this is an activity that could be done for free as well!
Early in the year, I thought New Year’s Eve would happen on a Sunday, and as an LDS family we don’t go out on Sundays. I figured this would be a fun way to spend a Sunday night together ringing in the new year by celebrating the last. Alas, Leap Year happened, and we realized this was still going to be a great activity to help us remember the big and the little things that happened that year.
It really was so fun to go through all the memories, even if it happened a few days after New Year’s Eve.
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