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Top Ways To Say Goodbye To 2020

2021 is right around the corner, thank goodness! A recap of last year looks like something from a horror movie. From natural disasters to shutdowns, plague masks to election chaos, we’re sooo ready for this year to end.

But let’s make sure to go out with a bang — no, not a world-ending asteroid (although some people might be keeping their fingers crossed for that twist). Instead, let’s celebrate the good parts of last year and send it off right! Here are Overstreet Builders top ways to say adios to “the year that shall not be named.”

Attend A Local New Year’s Event Near Chicago

You might not be able to ring in 2021 with sophisticated dinners and raging parties, but there are still local events going on. Please keep in mind this has been a strange year. Be sure to check each event’s website for up-to-date details or changes.

Kick off your fitness resolutions with a New Year’s Eve 5K. This annual tradition is being held virtually this year. How does a virtual 5k work, you ask? You can complete your run at any time between December 26th and January 23rd. You’ll report your results, share photos, collect a certificate, and enjoy a swag bag. Proceeds help Direct Relief, which is working to provide COVID-19 supplies to front-line workers.

The Drake Hotel has celebrated New Year’s Eve in style for two decades, and they’re not about to stop now! Thousands of people usually attend, complete with celebrity guests and live DJ performances. This year is no different, other than the virtual aspect. Join other Chicagoans on a live stream Zoom call. Dress up, support charities, and pop the champagne. Find out more event details here.

Host A Family Event

There’s nothing wrong with keeping things safe and simple for New Year’s Eve. Celebrate with your family in the comfort of your Overstreet Builders home. There are plenty of ways to make the evening special!

Put out balloons, wear New Year’s hats and indulge in tasty finger foods. Plan a special activity like a karaoke contest, complete with prizes. Or host a virtual board game night with friends and family outside your home.

Don’t forget to pause your activity for the big countdown at midnight! Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is a great go-to as the final minutes of the year approach.

Plan For The New Year

Once the confetti has hit the floor, it’s time to start thinking about the future. Resolutions are a big tradition every January. And with all the time we’ve been spending at home, accomplishing your new goals is more feasible than ever.

Sit the whole family down for some quality time mapping out your goals for 2021. Get to know each person’s needs and desires. Make sure you’re all on the same page. Help reign each other in if the goals seem unrealistic. Stay on-track together and help hold each other accountable throughout the year, or until those dreams come to fruition! Here are some excellent tips on how to keep your resolutions.

Despite the craziness of the past year, there are still so many things to be thankful for. We wish you and your family the best in 2021. If a big move is in your future, consider Overstreet Builders to help with the transition. Happy New Year!