I would like a schmoopy new years eve please
November 15, 2011 4:01 AM Subscribe
My partner and I want to make New Years Eve a special night. We're both in our 30's and the appeal of doing a rowdy alcohol soaked party blowout is wearing off, so instead we're aiming for classy and romantic, just the two of us. What should we do to make it feel more like a vacation rather than a staycation, and what should we do to make the night extra special? We're looking to maximize the romantic schmultz.
posted by gwenlister to human relations (11 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
We very much want to make this a really special night for a multitude of reasons. Instead of going to a big rowdy party or just staying home and doing what we always do we decided to do it up right. We were thinking of going out of town for the night but the winter weather where we live can be a real problem in terms of travel so instead we reserved a hotel room for New Years Eve in the city we live in. Yesterday reserved a king bed room in a very nice hotel in the city for the night of the 31st and we're now deciding on which restaurant to make reservations for. Our plan is to have a long leisurely romantic supper at a nice restaurant and then back to our room to ring in the new year with champagne.
The question is how to make the very small city we have lived in for many many years and are very familiar with feel like someplace new and make it feel like a proper get away. This city
is tiny (though lovely) so it isn't like there are restaurants we haven't been to, areas of the city we aren't familiar with, etc.
I'm also looking for suggestions for things to do to ramp up the romance and schmoopyness. We are both pretty disgusting and schmaltzy so our day to day romance level is pretty high. The only thing i can come up with is to bring a bunch of candles to the hotel room but then I wondered if that is even allowed...