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Happy Nerdy New Year: 5 Entertaining Ways to Celebrate at Home

If you’re not sure how you’d like to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home, maybe you should make it a nerd night. In fact, this can be a great idea whether you’re obsessed with pop culture or just need something safe and relaxing to do (who wants to deal with crowded eateries and bars, amirite?). Consider these fun ways to celebrate at home.

Watch a Movie or Streaming Show

One thing every nerd should do at home on New Year’s Eve is watch a streaming show or movie. There are more options than ever before. You can create your own movie marathon in any genre – superheroes, magical creatures, cartoon characters or something else. To start with, The Matrix, Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter filmographies are just a few ideas for your epic night of movie viewing. Alternatively, try watching streaming shows all night long such as The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., among others. You and your friends can play card games while you idolize the casts of these addictive shows. Cartoon streaming fans might rather view Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers or something a little more retro like He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Just put on your favorite cartoon t-shirt so you can get comfortable.

Play a Board or Card Game

Since sitting around watching movies can give you antsy hands, you might want to play cards to occupy yourself. Almost nothing could be dearer to a pop culture nerd’s heart than a board or card game. What can be even more satisfying is challenging your brother, sister or best friend and beating them at it fair and square. Of course, you might even own your own colorful collection. Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Catan, Scattergories, Jenga or Codenames can be worth a try or two. Card game aficionados can delight in games like Marvel Champions, Unstable Unicorns, Joking Hazard, Gloom, Sushi Go! or Cards Against Humanity. Whether you play games made for kids or adults doesn’t have to matter as long as you have an awesome time. You can even find a vast selection for one player if you’re staying at home by yourself.

Get Creative with Food and Drinks

What better way to eat with friends and family than to make meals creative and nerdy? For example, you can bake Disney treats if you’re fond of all things Disney. Another idea is to eat what the characters from The Hobbit or another favorite movie of yours eats. This could be anything from garden herb flatbread to buttered scones. Other ideas to satisfy your pop culture cravings can be to make Peter Pan Neverland Pirates Treasure popcorn mix, Kirby candy patties to represent Kirby the video game or Harry Potter cauldron cakes. Some refreshing drinks you might like are Star Wars cocktails, a homemade slurm drink from Futurama or Harry Potter butterbeer. And if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you can cook up entertaining meals too by finding appetizing recipes online.

Dress Up and Geek Out

As an epic nerd, you can dress in anything from a costume of Cruella de Vil to a Marvel Superhero sweetheart dress. You can even dress up your dog as Superman, Batman, Chewbacca or Darth Vader. Another way to make New Year’s Eve special is to throw a pajama party. You can invite everyone you know or just a small group. Make sure everyone arrives in nerdy pajama sets like Gryffindor fleece bottoms and a top or another outfit. Indeed, some themes you might like for your party can be related to video games, movies or books. For instance, in the video game category, try Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda. A book theme could be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, The Lord of the Rings or something else. You can also have a mythical creatures party where everyone dresses as unicorns, fairies, dragons or whatever fills you with joy.

Make Decorations Your Specialty

You can inspire everyone to get into the New Year’s Eve spirit by adding a Harry Potter throw pillow or a Riverdale throw blanket to the sofa. Additionally, you can purchase themed disposable dinnerware online or locally. This means you and your friends or family members can eat pizza, cake or cookies off of themed party plates (they’re not just for kids!). On the other hand, if you’re an adult who has a soft spot for Disney movies, you can drink out of Disney-themed cups and put on Disney party hats. You can even find confetti shaped like these cute characters in a store’s party section. If Disney isn’t your thing, maybe you’d think Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Captain Marvel or The Incredible Hulk is more fitting.

Whatever your fandom, you’re sure to love celebrating New Year’s Eve with your favorite people, foods and activities. Plus, you can enjoy immersing yourself in each moment and forget about everything else. So put on your party hat and blow some bubbles because it’s almost time to have a lot of fun.