If you’re expecting a baby in the new year, you may not be able to celebrate the holidays the way you have in the past. Toasting with champagne at midnight isn’t an option if you’re pregnant, but you don’t have to miss out on the celebration. There are plenty of ways to ring in 2017 without hitting the bars and drinking all night. Plus, you won’t have that pesky hangover the next day.
At Legacy Freedom Treatment of Raleigh, we want to help you to have just as much fun as your non-pregnant friends this New Year’s Eve. You don’t have to drink in order to have fun, but if you have friends or family who can’t seem to do anything without alcohol and you suspect someone you know may have a drinking problem, give us a call. You can talk to one of our admissions counselors who can answer your questions and give you the support you need to get your loved one help.
Now let’s take a look at some ways to celebrate without alcohol that include staying home and going out. You might not miss your old way of celebrating at all. For affordable alcohol rehab Raleigh NC services, call Legacy Freedom.
Ideas For Pregnant Women To Have A Sober New Year's Eve
1. Have a movie night.
Curl up in front of the TV with your significant other and watch movies all night. You can pick a movie with lots of sequels, such as Star Wars, or pick an actor you both like and watch several of his or her movies. Have a variety of movie concessions like popcorn and candy ready to snack on throughout the night. Don’t forget to turn on the midnight countdown to see the ball drop.
2. Host a theme party.
If you have other friends or family members who aren’t interested in going out on New Year’s Eve, have a low-key theme party. You can ask everyone to bring their leftover Christmas goodies for a “clean out the pantry party.” Or you could have a food theme such as Mexican or Italian, and ask everyone to bring their favorite dish. Another idea is to stick with sweets and have a cookie exchange or chocolate party.
3. Go to a comedy club.
Ring in the New Year with a few laughs at a local comedy or improv club. There may even be a nationally known comedian playing over the holiday weekend. Remember that many venues have a drink minimum in addition to the ticket price, but most can be met with an appetizer instead of an alcoholic drink.
4. Take a babymoon.
A recent trend for couples who are expecting their first child together is to take a “babymoon” to spend time with each other before the baby is born. Plan your babymoon for the New Year’s weekend. You don’t have to go far, either. You can visit a local bed & breakfast or find a nearby hotel with spa offerings.
5. Get a massage.
You don’t have to travel or book a hotel room in order to get a massage. Make an appointment for a prenatal massage, or book a couples massage for you and your significant other. Massage can ease stress and promote a sense of well-being, which is a great way to start the new year.
6. Go to a museum.
Take a stroll through a local art museum, or check out a history or natural science museum. Some may have special exhibits for the holidays or an event for New Year’s Eve.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are popular times to volunteer, but there are nonprofits who need help any time of the year. Call the nonprofit of a cause you care about to see if you can help out on New Year’s Eve. You may even be able to help organize an event, such as a midnight food drive.
Check to see if any local yoga studios offer a New Year’s Eve class, or if any hiking groups are planning an outing that evening. There may even be a 5k charity race that you can participate in if your doctor approves. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress, reduce bloating and backaches, and help you sleep better.
9. Go out to eat.
Most restaurants have a special New Year’s dinner. Splurge on a fancy meal to start off the New Year since you may not be able to do it once the baby is born. If you’re trying to save money, you can eat at home and go out just for dessert. There may even be a dessert bar in your town that only serves sweet treats.
10. Have a baby shower.
If your due date is soon, ask your mom or best friend to plan your baby shower for New Year’s Eve. Check with your friends to make sure they can attend. Use the New Year’s baby as the theme. You can have sparkling juice “champagne” in flutes and games counting down to your due date and the new year.
11. Take a drive.
If there isn’t snow or ice over the holidays, take a long drive with your significant other that night. Avoid major highways since those will be crowded. You can check out any Christmas lights still up in the neighborhood, or take a quiet ride through the country. Stop by a fast food joint for a milkshake to sip while you take in the scenery.
12. Go to sleep early.
There’s nothing wrong with not doing anything at all on New Year’s Eve. Take it easy that evening and enjoy the time with your significant other. When the baby comes, you won’t be able to go to bed early and get a full night's sleep.
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