Get Inspired! 20 Ways to Ring in 2014 as a Couple

The frenzy to find something to do on New Year’s Eve is here. There is usually no shortage of parties, events, or small gatherings to bring in the New Year as a couple. No matter if you are attending the party of the year, going to Times Square, hanging with friends and family, or it’s just the two of you when the clock strikes 12, more than likely you’ll remember the special moments.

For me, for the past 12+ years, the special moment is lip locking with the hottest woman I know.  I remember when I was younger, and single, I always wanted to be doing something epic crazy at the time the ball dropped. Now, with 12 years of marriage under my belt, and three kiddos, I’m not as pressed. At that moment (when the clock strikes 12) being with the woman I love more than anything is something I cherish, something I appreciate and something I remember each year.

But I wanted to find out what other couples do, and not just what they do, but what are the most memorable and amazing things they’ve done to bring  in the New Year as a Couple.  I’ve compiled a list from the web, my social media friends, and a fellow Babble writer of the 20 most memorable and amazing ways to bring in the New Year as a Couple.

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    The 20 Most Amazing Ways to Bring in the New Year as a Couple - Jackie Bledsoe on Babble

    If you want to have an epic New Year's Eve as a couple, then you'll want to consider some of the memorable and amazing ways below. Some are amazing, memorable, and some are a little different.

  • With a kiss 2 of 21
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    This is what we do each year. Although I kiss my wife thousands of times before, something about that kiss at midnight of each New Year is amazing. It signifies we have lived another year together, and we have overcome more challenges together, and we are ready to spend another year of life with one another.

  • Making love 3 of 21
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    Do I need to say much about this? If you are staying home as a couple, this just might be the way to bring in the New Year together. No need for the fireworks from Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve bash, creating your own "fireworks" can be more memorable and definitely more amazing.

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  • In your home 4 of 21

    I recently shared how our 2012 ended. We were basically homeless. Over the course of a few months we lived on basement floors, hotel rooms, spare bedrooms, and finally short-term housing which we couldn't afford and prayed each week we'd come up with the money to remain. Well this year is different, and very memorable because of it.

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  • In Times Square 5 of 21

    I can remember watching the ball drop in Times Square when I was a kid. It is a tradition that most of us remember, and our kids will remember too. I can only imagine how amazing it would be to actually be there with your significant other when it happens. Not this year for us, maybe one year after our kids are grown.

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  • On a beach 6 of 21

    It's cold here in the Midwest on New Year's Eve. Bringing in the New Year poppin' bottles on a beach somewhere, anywhere, would be an amazing and memorable experience.

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  • In the water (Polar Bear plunge) 7 of 21

    I had never heard of this until I began researching amazing New Year's Eve celebrations. A Polar Bear Swim is where people actually take a plunge in freezing cold water to kick-off the new year. Most are done on the 1st, but there are a few that start just before midnight on New Year's Eve. I don't know how much I'd enjoy it, but it would definitely be memorable!

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  • With wild animals 8 of 21

    How about hoopin' and hollering with some "wild" animals? Well, maybe wild animals in captivity at your local zoo. We've done Christmas at the zoo, but never a "Happy Zoo Year." That'd be amazing and memorable.

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  • Sailing on a cruise 9 of 21

    A cruise anytime of the year is amazing and memorable. Being on one of the seven seas at the time the new year rolls around will be even more amazing and memorable.

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  • Praising and worshipping God 10 of 21
    Babble writer Krishann Briscoe celebrates the new year at church. Here's what she had to say: 
    "Each year my husband and I ring in the New Year at church alongside our children. It is always memorable with each year even more special than the last. It is a time of prayer and praise. A time to give thanks. God is our foundation and  the source of our strength and blessings. For us this feels right. What better way to start the year than by giving thanks for the previous one we were blessed with?"

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  • Ice skating 11 of 21

    Doing something different always creates a lot of memories for us. We've gone ice skating a handful of times, and it has been a lot of fun and created great memories. Doing it to bring in 2014 would be nothing short of amazing and memorable.

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  • Comforting your spouse 12 of 21

    Maybe this doesn't fit into the amazing category, but it sure was memorable to one of my Facebook friends (to remain nameless). When I posed the question "what is one memorable or amazing thing you've done as a couple to bring in the new year?" the first response I got was "holding my wife's hair" to keep her from getting vomit on her. Not ideal, but something you probably wouldn't forget either.

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  • On a train 13 of 21

    I've never in my life been on a train ride, but I have always loved trains as my grandfather worked on trains and always told me about his experiences. A cross-country train ride while passing from one year to the new year would be amazing and memorable.

  • On a carriage ride 14 of 21
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    We have carriage rides downtown here in Indianapolis. We haven't been on a ride since our daughter was very young. It was a fun and memorable experience. It'd be cool to enjoy a carriage ride as the new year rolls around.

  • In another country 15 of 21
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    I've never been out of the country, but I think experiencing another culture would be great! Doing so and witnessing how other countries bring in the new year would truly be memorable.

  • Giving birth or witnessing the birth of your child 16 of 21
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    Our kids were born in August and November, so we never had this opportunity. But I remember how special those moments were when my wife gave birth to them. An amazing way to bring in the New Year would be the process of giving birth to a new life. Says the man ... maybe the ladies have a different opinion. 🙂

  • Underwater 17 of 21
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    How about ringing in 2014 with the dolphins and other fish? Some aquariums have special events for New Year's Eve where you can do just that. What an amazing and memorable experience that would be. 

  • Running 18 of 21

    If you love running, then what better way to celebrate the new year than by doing a race with your partner? When I run my mind is free to think deeply, to reflect, and to come up with ideas. Running when the new year comes just may produce the next big idea for you and your spouse.

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  • Hitting the gym 19 of 21
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    Is one of your New Year's resolutions to start exercising more? Then why wait? Start the second the new year arrives. This will show your dedication, and (hopefully) be the start to great physical fitness in the new year and beyond.

  • Pigging out 20 of 21
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    Are you starting that new diet in the new year? Then how about ending the year with a bang? Enjoy those unhealthy foods that you will no longer be eating in the new year. It can be your last hurrah, and a memorable celebration of your old, unhealthy eating and lifestyle.

  • Cleaning house 21 of 21
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    Each new year is a your chance to start over. To move away from things that weren't good for your life. A good house cleaning, relationship cleaning, body cleaning, or a cleaning of any type can help you move into the New Year with a clean mind, heart,  house, and outlook on life. Getting rid of useless and unproductive aspects of your life can be amazing and memorable!

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