I think we can all agree that there's nothing quite like a New Year's Eve party. Because just like how Christmas is the time to spend with family, New Year's is the time to spend with friends — usually while consuming vast amounts of alcohol and carbs that you vow to work off in the coming year. (I swear, the diet starts tomorrow, you guys!) However, like anything else, with great partying comes great responsibility, and nothing can prove to be a bigger emotional roller coaster ride more so than a New Year's Eve bash. There will be regrets. There will be numerous hangovers. But it'll also be a night you won't soon forget (even if you want to).
With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to try and navigate this potentially dangerous terrain ahead of time, so you know just what you're in for right up until the moment that ball drops at midnight. So without further adieu, I present to you the many different emotional stages experienced at almost every New Year's Eve party you'll ever go to. And, as an added bonus, it's explained entirely by the cast of New Girl . Because why the heck not? (You're welcome.)
You Pick Out the Perfect Outfit
After hours and hours of pillaging your closet.
You Know You Look Good
To the point where you think that ball drop kiss is in the bag this year.
But Upon Arriving You Realize You Are One of the Oldest People There
What do you mean you were born in the '90s?
You Try to Act Hip
When Really All You're Thinking To Yourself Is…
You Think You Spot Your Future Soulmate Across the Room
Both handsome and age appropriate.
But Then His Girlfriend Walks In
So You Start Drinking
To the Point Where Calling Your Exes Seems Like a Good Idea
Spoiler alert: it was not a good idea.
Which Leads to Word Vomit
You just start confessing things to anyone who will listen.
It Even Takes a Slightly Depressing Turn
We've all been there.
But Then Your Favorite Song Comes On & All Is Forgotten
Let's just say some serious moves get busted by the time the ball drops.
That Is, Until Your Epic Headache the Following Morning
And Remember Everything You Did the Previous Night
Good times, good times. Bring it on, 2015!