Facebook Reviews of the Year and Auld Lang Syne
MANY Britons will look forward to celebrating the New Years this evening, as the nation comes together to ring in 2022.
However, could your New Years knees leave you stigmatized and classless?
Thankfully, label expert William Hanson spoke exclusively to Fabulous Digital to reveal NYE dos and don’ts.
Fancy props at the start of the party too soon, William reveals how not to behave as the clock strikes 12 …
HOLD A GAME
It’s something I’ve always found cheesy, but this year in particular it’s all just lack of common sense, so please stick to one New Years Eve party.
Partying puts you at risk of not only missing the countdown, as you will invariably spend more time traveling to a party than attending, but you also risk positive side flow in the morning.
Pick a party and go for it – and make sure all the guests are negative.
KEEP CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
And for God’s sake, don’t add it.
It is perfectly normal for guests to be greeted by a Christmas tree which can stay until January 5th, which is the twelfth night.
But please, whatever you do, avoid the huge New Years banners or balloons – most people hate New Years and making a fuss will only make them hate them more.
The same goes for New Years accessories, please refrain.
STAY AS LATER AS YOUR HTE
It is not a crime to go to bed before midnight, but only at home.
If you are invited to a party, it is imperative that you stay awake until midnight, or at least until your host does the same.
Likewise, if you are bringing kids to the party, there should be an agreed-upon bedtime for all the kids there to avoid any unwanted crises.
AVOID AULD LANG SYNE AT ALL COSTS
Some people get really mad at Auld Lang Syne and get completely upset if they don’t.
However, the vast majority of the population performs it poorly because you only have to fold your arms during the last verse according to Scottish tradition.
Very few people make it to the last verse (congratulations to those who know it), so to avoid embarrassment it’s best to avoid.
START CELEBRATIONS LATER
If you are the host, you can adapt your event times to avoid boiling your guests.
Set an arrival time for 8:00 p.m. and don’t serve guests until 9:00 p.m. so that you can manage the amount of alcohol consumed.
If you start dinner at 7 p.m. this can be very problematic – so always have cleaning water on the tables.
Your party certainly doesn’t have to last much longer than 12:30 a.m.
NO KISS AT MIDNIGHT
The whole notion of a midnight kiss, especially this year, is incredibly problematic.
You should never force someone else to kiss, and you should never feel pressured to kiss.
If your partner is present or maybe a close relative, kissing should be limited to the cheeks.
No one, absolutely no one, wants to see you strangle your partner, especially if there are children around.
So please, for the sake of your guests, remove any mistletoe – in fact, remove it from your decorations for next year if you can.
CHOOSE THE “SCHOOL DINNER” PUDS
Typically, guests of a certain ilk will expect a three-course sit-down meal.
Usually this will be a cold starter, a main course such as Beef Wellington, but the pudding does not need to be up to pastry standards.
Guests will be more than delighted with leftover Christmas pudding or a trifle, so a classic ‘school’ pudding such as a molasses sponge or a poly roly with jam would be perfect for an upper class pudding.
TURN OFF THE TV
A lot of New Years gatherings revolve around television, but you absolutely don’t need Jules Holland playing from start to finish.
If you have to turn on the TV five minutes before the countdown, if not, just rely on a clock to keep track of midnight.
DISCONTINUE PUBLICATIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
This is the time of year when you’ll start to discover Facebook Reviews of the Year or their top nine Instagram posts.
But before you think about posting one yourself, ask yourself if you’ve ever wanted to see someone else? I can guarantee the answer is no.
It’s not new content and frankly nobody else cares, it’s just a form of fluff.
Likewise, don’t post inspirational quotes on New Years Day – it’s incredibly narcissistic.
Psychologists will agree with me that these are affirmations to calm the poster rather than those who read it.
DON’T WAIT FOR YOUR LIFE STOP
It’s similar to talking about your dream, no one really cares or needs to hear about it.
Yes, you’ve been drinking a lot, so what were you expecting? We don’t need to inflict our hangover or our misery on someone else.
Previously, William said you were common if you had these six things in your bedroom.
And from “bubbly” to “avo”, the etiquette expert revealed the 10 words that make you “the middle class”.
In addition, these are the fashion faux pas that must be avoided at all costs.