The new year is almost here, and it’s everyone’s hope that it will have better things in store. To this end, many people are planning on crossing over into the new year safely and happily. Read on to see three tips that will help you to do this, and have some quality family fun!

Enjoy Alcohol Responsibly

Statistics from CDC share that 1.8% of the over 26 million drivers in California admit that they’ve driven after drinking excessively, and this is a staggering statistic. With the rates of car accidents involving alcohol as high as they are, it’s good to always be responsible when driving, no matter the occasion or situation. To this end, make sure to serve alcohol responsibly at your party if you will, as we all know that a bottle of bubbly goes hand in hand with new year celebrations. Make sure that your guests will all either spend the night, or they will have designated drivers to keep them from driving while under the influence. You should enforce these rules to make sure that you have responsible family fun as you usher in the new year with your loved ones.

Give It Some Meaning

If you would like to have a different celebration rather than the regular new year’s party, you have a lot of options available for you. You can spend the day at home with only your family and reflect on the important things that shaped the past year as well as brainstorm on possible resolutions. You can also organize a fundraiser or donation to help the less fortunate get smiles on their faces. With over 1.54 million charitable organizations in America at the moment according to the most recent data that’s available, you won’t have a hard time finding one to donate to. If you can rally your neighborhood for a good cause, you could even organize a neighborhood parade that everyone can enjoy, even if they don’t participate in it. Finally, you can spend time with those who have no one to spend it with, and share a warm end to the old year with them to leave them a start to the new year that they won’t forget.

Have a Virtual Countdown

The third tip is to have a party the digital way and hold it online. Make use of one of the many programs currently on the market to make the event as interactive as possible. If you all live close enough, you can even have a drive-by house crawl and share some goodies before retreating to your homes to await the final minutes of this year and count them down and usher the new year in. With 17.12% of Americans aged between 18 and 29 owning a pool, spa, or hot tub, you can even hold a themed virtual party for which you either have a spa setting or something similar. As long as everyone can come to an agreement and no one will feel left out, anything goes. You can even have a trivia night or collect people’s predictions for the coming year and save them somewhere to be revealed in the coming year, setting a date to go through them and see if any were right.

One of these three ideas should help you organize a night of good, safe family fun to help you cross over into the next year in good spirits. Find something that will appeal to everyone and plan ahead, and you may end up having the most memorable new year’s party that you’ve had so far!