Every year, you may look forward to the magical moment on New Year's Eve when you get to kiss your partner as the clock strikes midnight. But, going into 2021, your romantic comedy-esque plans will be different and likely include dressing up, pouring a drink, and having a virtual date with your love instead. These virtual date ideas for New Year's Eve will ensure the night is still a total blast, despite saying, "Cheers!" through a screen.
Although you may not get the adrenaline rush of walking through NYC to get a good view of the Times Square Ball, a virtual date is certainly the safer option for both you and your partner. According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which were updated on Dec. 11, 2020, the best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to avoid close contact with people outside of your household. It's also advised to hold off on travel right now, if possible, as travel can increase your risk of contracting and/or spreading COVID-19.
However, you can still put on your favorite party dress, play games, and have the most romantic and memorable night with your partner. Before calling your SO on FaceTime or Zoom, you'll just want to gather up some card games, hang up disco balls in your camera's view, and even pull out any kazoos you have laying around. A karaoke machine or microphone is not totally required, but could also spice up these virtual date ideas for New Year's Eve.
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