An Unelectric Boogaloo
December 16, 2013 9:28 AM Subscribe
What are some activities and technologies that I could use for a completely non-electric New Year's Eve party?
posted by Polyhymnia to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning on hosting a non-electronic New Year's Eve party- lit only by candles and with no tv. Everyone is meant to bring an analog activity to entertain the rest of the group, but I'd love to have some suggestions so that there's plenty to fill up the evening. I've suggested to the group that they bring a joke, a magic trick, a song, a musical instrument, a performance, a science experiment, a meditation, a reading... the sky's the limit- this can be performative or something for the group to do together. I'd like there to be a wide variety of activities. For example, is there a way I could do a candlelit picture show? An entire shadow puppet narrative? Maybe a crankie?
The other suggestion I'd love is for some non tech ways to provide music and a countdown for the evening. I'm somewhat at a loss for the music part, besides just having live music, which we will do for part of the evening but won't be feasible for the whole thing. I've been thinking of water clocks or candle clocks for the countdown, but would love your brainstormed ideas.
One piece of data: I'm not sure if this will affect answers but I'm in New York City which means that there are probably certain activities that are not as do-able (stargazing, for example).