New Year's Eve plans are stressful — so stressful that a lot of my friends chose to hibernate rather than try to maximize their New Year's Eve into the best night ever— and I don't blame them. It can be tempting to avoid the whole thing and go to bed at 11 p.m. rather than try to make sure that it's a life-changing night. In fact, all the pressure means that a lot of us don't solidify our New Year's Eve plans until the last minute. So if you're still figuring out how you should spend the big night, you are definitely not alone.
If you're in a couple, there are plenty of ways you can turn it into an awesome date night. There are always massive club nights and things to do, but if you want it to have more of a date-y feel, there's no reason you can't take things into your own hands a bit. You can go the full romantic route and find something just the two of you, or embrace the party atmosphere and team up with some friends. No matter what you're looking for, there are plenty of last-minute New Year's Eve date ideas.
Here are some ideas to celebrate New Year's with your partner — without breaking the bank: